Nicki Minaj marries Kenneth Petty less than a year after romance began

Nicki and Kenneth are married.

Nicki Minaj has announced that she's married her partner Kenneth Petty.

The rapper and her beau have tied the knot less than a year after their romance began.

She's long referred to him as her "husband", but she announced last night that it's official by telling the world she's changed her name.

Nicki, 36, whose real name was Onika Tanya Maraj, took to Instagram to share a video clip of a mug with the word 'Mrs' written on it next to a white baseball cap that said 'Bride', a mug that said 'Mr' and a black cap that reads 'Groom'.

She captioned it: "Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19"

After announcing her new name and the date she became Mrs Petty, Nicki's fans and famous friends rushed to congratulate her.

Christina Aguilera said: "Congrats queen!"


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Back in August, on her Queen Radio show, Nicki revealed she'd filed for a marriage license and would wed in the next 80 days.

She said: "We still had to pick it up and I was travelling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again.

"From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days."

She added: "I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now. We’ll do the big wedding later."

But Nicki said she couldn't wait to become Mrs Petty.

She said: "I’m very happy about that because my baby makes me so happy."

The couple has been dating since 2018 and went public with their romance on Instagram in December.