How Many Kids Does Kendrick Lamar Have?

Some celebrities are more private than others. While reality TV mavens like Kim Kardashian share almost every aspect of their lives, other entertainers choose to keep things low-key.

Not many people are born famous, and opening your life to the public can be an unsavory prospect. It seems Kendrick Lamar has opted out of that part of fame.

Although the hip hop superstar has won multiple Grammys, he plays his personal life close to the chest. In fact, it may surprise many fans to know he’s actually a dad. 

Kendrick Lamar and Whitney Alford still haven’t revealed their daughter’s name 

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Baby Lamar was born a year ago, in July 2019. However, the couple still hasn’t so much as shared a photo of her. They haven’t announced her name, or even really confirmed that the rumors of her existence are true.

Many outlets reported that Lamar and his long time fiancé Whitney Alford had welcomed a baby. According to Vibe, Us Weekly started the rumor, but Lamar has yet to confirm, a year on. 

If Lamar did have a baby he wasn’t telling the public about, that would be no surprise to those who know him. He’s very private, and he and Alford don’t share much about their private lives.

Despite the fact that he needs to promote his music like every other rapper, he somehow avoids personal questions in interviews. He hasn’t said anything about a baby, nor has Alford. Neither have posted any pictures either.

However, the two were together and engaged for a long time before it was confirmed for fans, so it’s possible the public won’t find out about baby Lamar until she’s in college. 

Whitney Alford has been by Kendrick Lamar’s side for a long time 

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Alford and Lamar have been together since high school. Their relationship is clearly solid as a rock, but they don’t flaunt it much. Both are private people, despite the public nature of Lamar’s work. Lamar and Alford grew up together in Compton, California in the 1980s and 1990s.

Times may have been hard, but they had each other. Although the two don’t like to talk about how they got together, fans do know they’ve been together for at least 10 years. 

There throwback pictures of Alford and Lamar floating around, and when fans stack them up to the current pics of the couple, it’s clear their relationship is as strong now as it was then. They seem to really love each other. In fact, Alford may be a kind of inspiration for Lamar. 

Kendrick Lamar and Whitney Alford make a great team 

Lamar and Alford got engaged sometime before 2015, although they were quiet about it, as they are with everything. Fans first suspected that Lamar put a ring on it when they saw pics of Alford singing back up for one of his albums.

Alford sings in Lamar’s song “King Kunta,” and she wore a nice diamond ring to the studio. Lamar later confirmed they had in fact gotten engaged. Lamar’s song “Love” is also about Alford. 

Alford is working hard to make a name for herself in the beauty industry, and has a promising career ahead of her. Even though Lamar could help introduce her to the right people, she prefers to find her way on her own.

According to Whitney Alford‘s website, she is a “Freelance Makeup Artist and Skincare Specialist working in the entertainment industry.” She made the jump to makeup after graduating with a degree in accounting.

The career was too dry for Alford. She needs to be creative. Now that she’s in the industry she belongs in, she’s “worked on print sets for Reebok, Rolling Stone, Ebony, and Billboard magazines.”