Who is Fabolous’ wife Emily Bustamante?
New York rapper Fabolous and his ex-wife Emily Bustamante made headlines after accusations of domestic violence.
They are once again in the media as rumors surround their break-up and new partners – here’s what we know about Emily.
Who is Fabolous’ ex-wife Emily Bustamante?
Emily Bustamante, also known as Emily B, was born on February 10, 1981, in New York City to Puerto Rican-Dominican parents.
The entertainment personality designed her own shoe line under international footwear brand, ZigiNY.
Emily B is recognised for her appearance in the first two seasons of television series Love & Hip Hop.
During her time on the show she spoke about her struggles with Fabolous’ infidelity and the fashion designer did not return for the third season.
In 2018 the rapper was accused of knocking his partner’s front two teeth out after he discovered she was in Los Angeles without his knowledge.
Police reports stated he sent abusive text messages to Emily B and threatened to kill her with a baseball bat.
A video was released by TMZ that revealed Fabolous threatening his girlfriend and her father with what appeared to be a gun.
The rapper later went to the cops himself and was charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threats.
A grand jury indicted him on one count of domestic violence with significant bodily injury, one count of possession of a weapon and two counts of threatening to kill.
He avoided jail time by accepting a plea deal which meant he was required to attend a domestic violence prevention workshop for six months.
After the infamous event, Fabolous spoke out and said: “From the video point, it looks crazy. I’m not trying to excuse myself, it was really more of, like, an internal thing with us going through the motion of what was happening.
“Our emotions and a lot of things that was building up with our relationship and our family…I apologize for coming across in a light that I wouldn’t want to be represented in.
“People make their opinions and it’s hard to, after the fact, change somebody’s opinion on seeing a video of something because people still see with their own eyes and they just make their own judgment.”
How many children do Fabolous and Emily Bustamante have?
The couple share two sons together, Johan and Jonas Jackson and welcomed their third child in October 2020.
Johan was born on February 16, 2008.
His younger brother Jonas arrived in 2015, and their daughter Journey Isabella was born on October 10, 2020..
Emily B also has a 24-year-old daughter called Taina Williams from a previous relationship.
And she is a grandparent to Taina’s children Essex and Emmy.
Fabolous has found himself in headlines again after his stepdaughter Taina accused him of being a deadbeat dad in a post in October 2022, dedicated to his daughter Journey.
He wrote: “I named you Journey because that’s really what it’s been…Might not know when you going thru it, but you’ll get it at the end.”
In a reponse, which has now been deleted, Taina commented: “This post is hilarious…. “Might not know when you going through it, but you’ll get it at the end” is Translation for = I haven’t taken care of my daughter in almost a year & don’t even ask about her well being because IDC & I’m bitter & I’m only a father to my two beautiful sons who I can manipulate.
“Stop playing the internet.”
Why did Fabolous and Emily Bustamante split?
Fabolous and Emily B’s relationship started in 2001 however rumors of their split began to circulate in Februrary 2022 when they unfollowed each other on social media.
Fans also spotted the shoe designer celebrating her birthday without the rapper and she posted pictures with daughter Taina instead.
At the same time, Fabolous was posting birthday messages to Megan Thee Stallion and friends, but not Emily B.
The last time he featured on his now ex-partner’s Instagram page was October 2021.
It has not been commented on directly by either Emily B or Fab as to why they split but the rapper has sparked rumors he has since moved on with another woman.
He was spotted in Dubai with an Instagram model and celebrity chef, Peggyx, and the two appeared to be close.
This comes as Emily B relocated her family to L.A where she reportedly wishes to start over.