Tiny and T.I. have been together for nearly 20 years, and married for 10. Their marriage has not been without hardship, including cheating and even divorce filings. Tiny says their brink of divorce came because of ongoing disagreements and the birth of their seventh child. Luckily, their relationship is back on track.
Tiny and T.I.’s marriage has its ups and downs
T.I. and Tiny met in 2001 as T.I.’s rap career was just starting out. Already having success in the music industry, she admits that dating T.I. was not on her mind. T.I.’s persistence was convincing enough for her to give him a chance.
The couple married in 2010 after T.I. served two jail stints. Though Tiny put her career on hold to care for their blended family and cater to T.I., she says she began to feel unsettled. Making matters worse, rumors of infidelity on T.I.’s part was always present.
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In an interview on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, T.I. and Tiny allege the conflict within their marriage centered around T.I.’s insistence on having traditional gender roles. Tiny says learning how to speak up for herself in the marriage was not something T.I. was receptive to.
Tiny’s first divorce filing came in 2016 amid more cheating accusations. She was later spotted out with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, though she insists she never cheated on T.I. A second divorce filing came in in 2017.
The couple reconciled within a year and say their marriage is in the best place yet. They recently celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary.
Tiny says existing marital issues and a new baby led to her filing for divorce from T.I.
Though the couple is back together and appears happier than ever, Tiny has no issue with speaking on what led to her filing for divorce. In a new interview with Vlad TV, she says their issues began long before she filed for divorce.
She notes that her returning to work in the form of reality television was not something T.I. was receptive to. To try and appease him, she suggested they participate in a family reality series. As a result, VH1’s The Family Hustle was birthed. Still, she admits the show put a certain strain on their relationship at times.
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As for what triggered her divorce filing, Tiny says that infidelity and her finding her independence were factors. She also says having a new baby does put a strain on a marriage. The couple welcomed their seventh child, a daughter Heiress, in 2016.
“The first four or five months after [having a baby], I don’t know what it is, but maybe the woman is caring for the baby too much and their man needs attention,” she says.
She continues: “It’s ridiculous, it’s crazy, but something goes wrong during that time of carrying the baby, and after you have the baby, and once you get back on your feet and you got your stuff together, everything starts to come full circle for you. And whether or not you stay with the father of your child, you have to grasp how you’re going to handle things.”
Tiny and T.I. continue to film their reality series.
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