Lauren London on the Spiritual Connection She Shared With Nipsey Hussle

Lauren London and Nipsey Hussle’s love story was quite the fairytale. Since Hussle’s 2019 death, London has been at the forefront of continuing the work he did in music and entrepreneurship. In a new interview, London spoke openly on what drew her to the late rapper. She says more than anything, they bonded over shared spiritual beliefs and practices. 

Lauren London and Nipsey Hussle sit courtside at basketball game
Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves 2017 | Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

Lauren London says her connection with Nipsey Hussle was spiritual

London opened up about her intimate relationship with Hussle unlike ever before. She previously spoke about how their bond was one that was built on a solid foundation and more special than any other romantic relationship she’d had. 

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“We were very avid readers and so when we moved in together and put our books together, you can really see who’s books were who’s,” she said during a recent appearance on Jay Shetty’s On Purpose podcast. “He was an intellectual, I would say he’s a spiritual intellectual, and I am a spiritual emotional person so all of my books were on heart. And so to me it really represented male and feminine energy.”

She says aside from their love of reading, they connected on a deep spiritual level. “We were always talking about how we could have a better relationship with God as individuals, and our purpose and our missions in life, and how we just wanted to be on purpose as individuals, and how we just helped each other on our own individual missions. Our relationship was actually more spiritual than it was anything. We bonded on our quest for the truth.”

The ‘ATL’ star says Nipsey Hussle’s death derailed her life plans 

London and Hussle were together for five years before his unexpected death. Together, they were a blended family of five: Hussle and London both had one child from a previous relationship and they had one son together. She basked in family life with Hussle and their children and says she felt protected and at ease in their relationship. But when he died, she quickly had to learn how to manage without him

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“When you have this plan for your life, as you should, if or when that gets derailed, and you have plan B now to go off that you didn’t plan on, it is the ultimate test of surrender,” the 37-year-old ATL star said. “Because at the end of the day as much control as we think we have, we do not.”

She took a few months after his death to focus on her home life and children. Now, she practices deep meditation and self care to stay on course.

She says her faith got her through a dark period after Nipsey Hussle’s death

London has delved head first into developing a more personal relationship with God. she says Hussle’s death forced her to do so.

“Being a single woman and a single mother now, yes I have family and friends that are protectors, but ultimately, my protection is divine and it comes from God,” she said. “I really have to trust that now and I didn’t trust that before. And I think when you’ve gone through tragedy and trauma in any part of life, it really makes you – they don’t talk about how it really challenges your relationship with God – I’m learning that even now that I am protected and that it’s okay to really lean into that.”

London has since returned to acting and creating new content. She also works closely with Hussle’s estate on projects and continuing his legacy. 

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