Naomi Osaka, the world’s No. 1 female tennis player, and her boyfriend, Cordae, are expecting a child. Osaka and her rapper boyfriend announced their pregnancy on January 10, 2023.
The tennis star announced the exciting news on Instagram with a slideshow of pictures, one of which was of an ultrasound machine. A little life update for 2023: “Can’t wait to get back on the court,” she wrote as the photo’s caption.
As an outspoken advocate for mental health, Osaka is one of the most recognized names in sports, but she has admitted that she needs the help of others, especially her boyfriend, to compete at her highest level.
Who is Naomi Osaka’s Boyfriend?
Naomi Osaka’s current boyfriend is the American rapper Cordae Amari Dunston, better known by his stage name. Originally, the 24-year-old North Carolinian found success with new takes on established rap hits by artists like Eminem and J. Cole.
Hip-hop publication XXL included him in their 2019 Freshman Class alongside other up-and-coming rappers like Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch.
He received two Grammy nods that year for his debut album, The Lost Boy. This was no easy task for the young man, who was only 21 at the time.
How Did Cordae and Naomi Osaka Meet?
It is widely assumed that Cordae and Osaka first met at a Los Angeles Clippers game in late 2018 or early 2019. He claimed ignorance of tennis at the time, saying that his only exposure was to the Williams sisters; little did he know that he was in the presence of tennis royalty.
Despite both of them being tennis novices, it seemed like they hit it off right away. The two were first linked together by TMZ Sports in April of this year, though they weren’t considered an “offiCordae’scouple just yet.
Almost immediately after, Osaka made her relationship with Cordae Instagram official by posting a video of them together to her Story. After attending another Clippers game together in December 2019, they made their relationship public.
When the truth finally came out in 2021, Cordae told GQ, “We went out for nearly a full year before anyone found out about us. Because of this, we tend to keep to ourselves.
My partner and I don’t share private moments online because we consider them to be holy ground. A connection between two people is something truly holy. To the extent that you allow outside influences into it, its sanctity will decrease.”
As of late, Cordae and Osaka have been seen together quite often, and they even attended the Met Gala in September 2021, where Cordae showed her support for Osaka in her role as one of the evening’s hosts.
Naomi Osaka and Cordae’s Relationship
Osaka and Cordae have been a little more open about their mutual admiration for one another in public since they made even thought to the world.
During the same GQ interview, Osaka revealed that Cordae was a crucial support system that helped her win the 2020 US Open, despite the fact that it occurred during one of the worst initial COVID-19 case peaks.
“After everything that happened in New York, I began to feel very downhearted. When I called Cordae, I may have shed a tear or two on occasion. I don’t remember,” she told the publication.
“And he flew out, even though he was really busy. That was very helpful, thank you. To be honest, I can’t remember if I’ve told him that or not. He kept me motivated and I think that was key to my success.”
At the time of her boyfriend’s second album release, From A Bird’s Eye View, in January 2022, Osaka posted a rare Instagram tribute to him.
It’s “truly inspiring” to get to know someone and “see how much love and dedication they put into their craft,” she wrote.
“Some people just seem destined for greatness; @cordae, you are a star and a light; you illuminate any room you enter (or maybe it’s just your hair, lol). You should be very pleased with this, your second album.”
Several days later, Osaka won her opening match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Osaka broke with Australian tradition by writing “F.A.B.E.V.” with a heart across the TV camera lens instead of her signature. The initials stood, of course, for the title of her boyfriend’s latest record.
Who is Cordae?
Cordae Amari Dunston, who was born on August 26, 1997, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who goes by the name Cordae. He used to go by the names YBN Cordae and Entendre.
He became well-known by putting out remixes of well-known songs like “My Name Is” by Eminem and “Old Niggas,” which was a response to J. Cole’s “1985.”
Videos of both remixes were put on World Star HipHop’s YouTube channel, which got a huge and immediate positive response from both mainstream media and the online rap community.
Naomi Osaka and her boyfriend, Cordae Amari Dunston, are expecting a baby in 2023. The couple first met at a Los Angeles Clippers game in 2018 or 2019. After attending another Clippers game together in December, they made their relationship public. Naomi Osaka and Cordae went public with their relationship in 2021. They began dating shortly after she won the 2020 US Open.
The couple attended the Met Gala together in September 2021. Cordae Amari Dunston is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He used to go by the names YBN Cordae and Entendre. Osaka broke with Australian tradition by writing “F.A.B.E.V.” instead of her signature.