Chance the Rapper’s wife says their family isn't perfect: 'Marriage is difficult'

Megan Sims
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Chance the Rapper and wife, Kristen Corley Bennett pose with daughters Kensli, 5, and Marli, who is almost 1 years old. (Photo: Instagram)
Chance the Rapper and wife, Kristen Corley Bennett pose with daughters Kensli, 5, and Marli, who is almost 1 years old. (Photo: Instagram)

Chance the Rapper’s wife, Kirsten Corley Bennett, got real about marriage.

On Tuesday, Bennett posted a fall-themed family portrait to Instagram featuring the musician, whose name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett and professionally goes by the moniker Chance the Rapper, and their two daughters, Kensli and Marli. The mother of two captioned the sweet photo with a message to her followers letting them know that while the pictures might look flawless, they are not “the perfect family.”

“I hope you see two imperfect human beings who are doing their best to cultivate a home rooted in Love & Grace. Marriage is difficult,” Kirsten, 27, wrote. “It would be irresponsible to say otherwise, or give ya’ll the impression that it’s a walk in the park. It forces you to confront A LOT of parts of yourself you didn’t know were there.. especially in this season of being home way more than we’re used to lol but I believe it is worth it, when you both commit to doing the inner work. A reminder to stand in gratitude, for the family we have created. flaws & all.”

Fans applauded the former model for her transparency, especially on social media where people’s lives can look so idyllic.

“Love how honest you are with your post and this picture is so beautiful love it,” one person said.

“Honesty and vulnerability about marriage inspires others. So beautiful,” another fan praised.

“Such a beautiful message,” a commenter wrote.

Kirsten and Chance been married since 2019. They appeared together with their daughters on the September 2020 cover of Parenting Magazine. During his feature interview, Chance opened up about being at home with his family during the pandemic.

“It was tough not seeing my parents for months,” he admitted. “But for those of us who have not lost folks, and for whom the worst part is staying at the house, it’s been an opportunity to connect in a substantial way with our children and spouses. The spring was more a time of reflection than keeping the community alive. It’s been an amazing growth point for me. Kensli and I do little arts-and-crafts projects. We did a volcano experiment, and we grew some sea monkeys. I built her a bike. The tough part was putting the brakes on. Like, it’s actually one of the most difficult things I ever did, putting the brakes on the bike.”

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