Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir have never been one for subtlety. Their 2017 wedding was a television event in and of itself: they spent nearly $2 million on the affair, complete with a 10-foot-tall, Swarovski crystal-encrusted cake worth about $75,000. So when the power couple learned that Ka’oir was pregnant with their first child together, they made the announcement in classic Wopster family fashion. In photos shared on both their Instagram accounts, Ka’oir’s baby bump is clearly visible as she wears black lingerie and diamond jewelry.
Who is Keyshia Ka’oir?
While Gucci Mane’s name may be more recognizable to hip hop fans, his wife Keyshia Ka’oir isn’t as widely known.
Before being introduced to the world as a video vixen and becoming the businesswoman that she is today, Keyshia Ka’oir had a difficult upbringing. She grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, and saw her father murdered in front of her when she was just 10 years old. She moved to Miami to work as a stylist, and eventually crossed over into modeling. She then appeared in the music video for Timbaland and Drake’s “Say Something.”
How did Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir meet?
Ka’oir first caught Gucci Mane’s eye in 2010 when she was named “Eye Candy of the Year” in XXL magazine. Gucci was finishing out a prison sentence at the time, and he knew he wanted to cast her in a video as soon as he got out. Gucci eventually cast her in his video for “911 Emergency.” “That’s the day we met,” she recounted to The Fader. “He was in love with me on sight.”
In the years since, Ka’oir has dedicated all her time and effort to growing her various brands and business empires. She launched her makeup line, Ka’oir Cosmetics, in 2011 with a wide array of bright lipsticks—something that wasn’t common in the beauty industry at the time. Her goal was to unify women of all complexions and give them products that looked beautiful on all skin tones.
She created her fitness empire, Ka’oir Fitness, that same year. The products include a variety of waist and arm trainers, as well as weight loss supplements. When Gucci Mane left her $2 million before he was incarcerated in 2014, by the time he was released in 2016, she had tripled that money by building up her businesses.
Is this Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir’s first time becoming parents?
While this will be Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir’s first child together, this will not be either of their first time having children. Gucci has a 12-year-old son named Keitheon, and Ka’oir has two daughters and a son from a previous relationship.
Because Ka’oir’s father was a well-known figure in Jamaica and she witnessed his murder with her own eyes, Ka’oir knows firsthand the dangers that name recognition can bring. She told Wendy Williams in 2017 that they’ve been extremely protective of their children and avoid bringing them on camera as much as possible because of their careers putting them in the spotlight.
“Gucci and I both have children,” she told The Breakfast Club. “It’s a situation where I’m proud to be a mother, but I need it to be private. I don’t need the kids in the limelight. I don’t want them on social media. I need them to go to school and just be children.”