Love & Hip Hop New York star Juelz Santana and his longtime girlfriend and fellow LHHNY castmate Kimbella Vanderhee are formally husband and spouse.
The fact couple tied the knot Thursday (Jan. 10) in a non-public marriage ceremony ceremony in New York in entrance of superstar mates corresponding to Jim Jones, Cam’ron, Maino, Joe Budden, Lil Kim, Freekey Zekey, and others.
Juelz and Kimbella have been collectively for a minimum of a decade and share two kids collectively: 8-year-old son Juelz Santana James and 6-year-old daughter Bella Monroe James.
Santana and Vanderhee have been engaged in November 2018 after he dropped down on one knee and proposed to her on the Apollo Theater whereas performing along with his Dipset group members for the discharge of their Diplomatic Ties album.
“This my girl. She’s been rocking with me for an extended, very long time,” Santana mentioned in entrance of the group earlier than pulling out the ring. “She caught it out with a n***a by way of the ups and downs. I really like you, child. You’re my queen and I need to do that in entrance of everyone proper right here.”
The couple’s marriage ceremony comes not too lengthy after Santana was sentenced to 27 months in federal jail for a weapons cost stemming in December stemming from a March 2018 incident when he tried to deliver a loaded gun in his baggage by way of the Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport. The rapper evaded airport police earlier than turning himself in a number of days later.
In August, in a federal court docket in Newark, New Jersey, Santana pleaded responsible to weapons possession by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an plane.
The rapper addressed his airport debacle on an episode of LHHNY, claiming the incident was the consequence of him being excessive on Percocet, which he says he received hooked on after being prescribed painkillers following a quantity of dental procedures. “I discovered there was a gun in my bag on the radio like everyone else. I’d by no means knowingly deliver a gun to the airport,” Santana mentioned.
The date of the beginning of his jail sentence stays unknown, however we are able to think about it’s arising quickly, which explains the quickie marriage ceremony. It’s additionally secure to imagine LHHNY cameras have been there to doc the ceremony for an upcoming episode.
Information of Juelz and Kimbella’s marriage ceremony drew reactions from followers who mentioned the rapper solely married her as a result of he’s going to jail.
“Why do all these lhh negroes get married proper earlier than they go to jail??? When he was free and never going through jail time, why couldn’t y’all get married then?” one fan wrote on Instagram.
“That was quick! So unhappy he needed to wait until he thought he was going to jail to suggest even dough she’s joyful he seems to be depressing like wtf did I simply do ,” commented one other.
One other fan commented: “And all it took was three children, 15 years of shacking up, 2 home violence arrests, 5 lacking enamel, a bit of bit of coke and a pending 2 yr bid for him to lastly marry her…”
One fan, nonetheless, congratulated the couple and blasted naysayers judging the pair’s state of affairs: “Awww, Lastly they getting marry for lengthy very long time, I’m very very joyful for them. All people commenting is depressing and ya’ll don’t know what goes on of their family. Wishing them greatest luck well being, happiness and future. .”