Kendrick Lamar Is a Doting Dad of 2 Kids! Inside His Family Life With Fiancee Whitney Alford
Family man. Kendrick Lamar is not only one of the brightest rappers of his time, he’s also a doting dad. Kendrick and his fiancée, Whitney Alford, are proud parents of two children. While the couple keeps their family life private, they have revealed several details about their kids over the years. Keep scrolling below to learn more about Kendrick’s two kids, his family, partner and more.
Does Kendrick Lamar Have a Wife?
While he is not a married man (yet), Kendrick has been engaged to his fiancée, Whitney, since 2015. The high school sweethearts met as teenagers and started dating while attending Centennial High School in Compton, California.
Kendrick, whose real name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, also gushed about his future wife that same year in a January 2015 interview with Billboard. “I wouldn’t even call her my girl,” he said at the time. “That’s my best friend. I don’t even like the term that society has put in the world as far as being a companion — she’s somebody I can tell my fears to.”
The “Humble” artist confirmed their engagement that April while promoting his album To Pimp a Butterfly on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club show. When asked about his soon-to-be-wife, the Grammy winner said, “Yeah, yeah, definitely. I’m loyal to the soil.”
He continued, “At the end of the day, you want to always, always have real people around you, period. Whether it’s male or female, and everybody that’s been around me, they’ve been around since day one. … I always show respect when respect has been given, and people that have been by your side, you’re supposed to honor that.”
Kendrick Lamar Welcomes His First Child, a Daughter
The “All the Stars” rapper and Whitney became proud parents on July 26, 2019, when they welcomed their daughter. The couple didn’t announce that Whitney’s pregnancy ahead of their daughter‘s arrival and they have yet to reveal her name.
Kendrick Lamar Welcomes His Second Child, a Son
In May 2022, Kendrick revealed he and Whitney expanded their family from a family of three to a family of four. He announced the arrival of baby No. 2, a boy, while revealing the cover art for his album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. It is unclear when his son were born and the couple have yet to reveal his name.
What Are Kendrick Lamar’s Kids’ Names?
While neither Kendrick nor Whitney have shared their children’s names, fans are convinced Kendrick revealed them in lyrics to two songs on his May 2022 record, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.
On “Worldwide Steppers,” Kendrick raps, “My son Enoch is the part two / When I expire, my children’ll make higher valleys.” The rapper mentions the name Enoch again in a lyrics from “Mr. Morale,” in the first verse bar: “Enoch, your father’s just detoxed, my callin’ is right on time / Transformation, I must had a thousand lives.” Fans think Enoch is the name of Kendrick’s son.
In the second verse, Kendrick raps, “Uzzi, your father’s in deep meditation / My spirit’s awakened, my brain is asleep.” Fans think Uzzi is the name of Kendrick’s daughter.
Kendrick Lamar’s Kids Inspired His 2022 Album
During an interview with W Magazine in October 2022, Kendrick gushed over how his children inspired his newest album.
“A lot of times, we play with the idea and don’t necessarily know if it’s real, until you feel it. My children allowed me, in their development as human beings beginning to walk and talk, to remove my ego, to know that my children, too, will have their own independence,” he explained at the time. “That allows me to understand the unconditional love on my end — will I allow them to be themselves? Will I allow them to journey off in the world and experience life for what they know of? That’s love, to me. And when I look at that, I try to apply it with how I express myself, how I look at my career, and how I meet other individuals. Am I allowing them to be themselves without any judgment? My children have taught me that.”
He added, “When I got to completion and I said, ‘I may or may not put this out; I’m not going to put this out; it’s way too much,’ I thought about my children. I thought about when they turn 21, or they’re older in life, and when I got grandchildren, or if I’m long gone — this can be a prerequisite of how to cope. That’s the beauty of it for me.”
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