Roll out the fainting couch, grab that soothing eye mask from the freezer and bust open some tissues, because bailamos, everyone. Nothing is forbidden anymore. Yes, after taking so many pure souls from us already, the ghouls that haunt 2016 just sharted on one of the last beacons of ride or die romance with today’s announcement that T.I. (Government name: Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.) and wife of 6 years, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle are quitting one another.
Tiny filed legal docs earlier this month in Georgia’s Henry County. They got married back in 2010 and have 3 kids together — 2 sons and 1 daughter.
Apparently things have been rocky for awhile. Back in October, Tiny was seen at Mariah Carey’s Halloween party posing for a picture with T.I.’s arch nemesis, Floyd Mayweather (on Memorial Day weekend in 2014, Floyd claims T.I. tried to fight him in a Fatburger for fucking Tiny). Cool cool cool.
No one has confirmed the exact reason for the split, but their relationship ups and downs were well documented even before the Halloween shit. Anyone who caught the seasons of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle knew that everything wasn’t always stacks on deck and Patron on ice, but they still seemed like they were on the “Together Forever” track.
I’ve always been baffled and awed by these two. On the one hand, I think of them as a mixed-attractiveness couple, which I love, and they seemed to be there for one another no matter how absurd the circumstances. They were only married for 6 years, but they were with each other for over 15. So I mean, at this point, why even bother trying to meet someone new? I respect that resignation, on the other hand…. they named the 3 children they have together King, Major Philant, and Heiress Diana. Some things are just a smidge too far.