Lil Wayne and Denise Bidot started dating in 2020 before Bidot confirmed their breakup in January 2023
Lil Wayne and Denise Bidot have gone their separate ways.
The five-time Grammy winner made his relationship with the Good American model public in the summer of 2020, after calling off his engagement to model La’Tecia Thomas. He reportedly met Bidot the year before, and the two reconnected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wayne was previously married to his high school sweetheart, reality star Toya Johnson-Rushing, with whom he remains “very, very close.” They share daughter Reginae Carter, an ambassador for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie line. He also shares son Dwayne III with broadcaster Sarah Vivan, son Cameron with actress Lauren London and son Neal with singer Nivea.
Wayne and Bidot quietly dated for a little over a year, sharing only a few sweet moments publicly. In September 2021, Bidot celebrated the rapper’s 39th birthday with a post on Instagram. “Happy birthday to my favorite human on this or any planet. You’ve been my teacher, friend, and the greatest love of my life,” she captioned a photo of the pair, per Complex.
However, in January 2022, Bidot opened up about her newfound singledom during an interview with Hola!, confirming her and Wayne’s breakup.
“Today I feel like a much more complete woman: I learned to love, not only another person as a couple, but the world, life, to value time, my heart has opened,” she told the outlet.
Here’s everything to know about Lil Wayne’s ex-girlfriend, Denise Bidot.
Born to a Puerto Rican mother and Kuwaiti father, Bidot is both Latina and Middle Eastern, according to a profile by The Fashion Spot.
She grew up in Miami before making the move to Hollywood at age 18 to try her hand at acting. As she told Cosmopolitan, however, getting her start in the industry wasn’t exactly easy.
“When I came on to the scene, people were like, ‘What do we do with you? Where does she go?’ ” she explained. “I feel like one of the few Latina girls doing it, and I’m proud of that, but I also want to be here for all women. I’m glad I can be a role model in the industry, because growing up, I didn’t really have that.”