Nicole Covone is an American businesswoman best known as the ex-wife of Lil Durk. She came to the limelight after being featured on the hit single ‘Laugh Now Cry Later‘ by Sandi Graham‘s son Drake. Her ex-husband Durk is an American rapper who has founded the collective and record label Only the Family. Nicole and Durk had been together since high school. They were married for five years and throughout their marital relationship, they welcomed two beautiful children. But why actually the two got a divorce? Let’s unveil the untold story about Lil Durk’s former wife Nicole Covone.
Nicole Covone Age and Early Life
Nicole Covone was born on April 25, 1990, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. As of 2023, She is 32 years old. Likewise, she is famously known by her nickname, Nikki. Nicole is pretty private about her earlier years and thus, she hasn’t revealed the name of her parents and siblings (if she has one). She graduated from a reputed high school, Paul Robeson High School.
Nicole Covone is the Former Wife of Lil Durk
Nicole Covone grabbed media attention after getting married to the popular American rapper. However, she is no more the wife of Lil Durk as the couple has already got a divorce. The real name of her ex-husband is Durk Derrick Banks and he leads the collective and record label Only the Family. One of his mixtape series garnered him a cult following in 2013.
Meanwhile, Nicole herself is a businesswoman. She is a co-contributor of ‘Just the Family’ Company, which is a rap collective. She co-founded the group with Durk a while ago. Likewise, Nicole is the CEO of Credit Clique, a credit repair company.
Nicole Covone and Lil Durk Were High School Sweethearts
Nicole Covone and Lil Durk first met when they were still teenagers. To be precise, the couple started dating in 2008 when they were in High School. After three years of relationship, they welcomed a child, son Angelo Banks, on November 28, 2011. Reports suggest that the two got married following the birth of the kid in 2011.
Later on July 18, 2013, Nicole gave birth to another child, daughter Bella Banks. Unfortunately, in the same year, she started facing problems in her relationship with Durk and the two decided to call it quits.
Reason For the Divorce
Nicole Covone ultimately got a divorce from the musician. The reason behind the split came out as Durk was cheating on his wife with another woman. She found out that he had a third child, Zayden Banks. However, the name of the child’s mom has not been revealed yet. Nicole couldn’t bear the thought of him cheating. So, just a few months after the birth of Bella, she got a divorce from Durk. Durk has one more child, daughter Skyler Banks from his relationship with his ex-gf Tameka Kute.
The rapper was recently dating a new girlfriend India Royale with who he shares a daughter named Willow Banks. However, the two have already announced their split. There were rumors that they parted ways because Durk was cheating on Royale.
Nicole Covone’s Daughter is a Businesswoman
Nicole Covone has a beautiful daughter Bella Banks, and just like her mother, Bella is a businesswoman. She is the CEO of a company, Bella B Beauty where she sells bags for young girls. The products she sells are claimed to be completely “vegan and cruelty-free.”
Nicole is proud of her daughter’s achievement. She once shared her sentiments for her daughter on Instagram. She wrote:
[…] Proud would be an understatement. I’m just grateful I’m in a place to be able to teach her the importance of Financial freedom and to assist her on how to become her own boss setting my kids up for the future is one of my main goals.
Nicole Covone’s Husband Was Arrested Amid Her Pregnancy
In 2013, Lil Durk was arrested for the possession of a loaded .40 caliber firearm in Chicago. According to the reports, the rapper threw the gun into a car to get rid of the weapon. However, at the time of the bond hearing, Durk’s attorney argued that the gun actually belonged to Clarence January, one of Durk’s friends. The lawyer had a total of nine signed affidavits attesting to his client’s innocence.
The interesting fact is that Lil Durk’s wife Nicole Covone was pregnant with her second child at the time. She stood in the court alongside the Durk family to plead his innocence. Nicole said at the time that she didn’t want to go into labor with Durk being behind the bars.
That was not the only time when Durk was arrested. In 2019, he and another rapper King Von were arrested on attempted murder charges. According to reports, they robbed and shot a man outside a popular Atlanta drive-in, for a Jeep Cherokee and $30,000. But the two were found innocent and got out of jail after a couple of weeks.
Nicole Covone’s Online Dispute with Lil Durk
Although fans consider Durk to be a good father who always supports the kids, his baby mama doesn’t seem to believe it. In 2016, Durk revealed through Instagram that he wanted to take all of his children away from their mothers so that he could raise them himself. The musician said that although all moms were “perfect and good”, he wants to be with his kids full-time.
However, Nicole Covone got angry with his statement and told him to stop the silliness and virtual entertainment in order to focus on becoming a better parent.
Nicole Covone’s Net Worth
Nicole Covone is a successful businesswoman but she has not disclosed how much net worth she accumulated throughout her career. However, we know that her ex-husband Lil Durk has collected a massive fortune from his music career. According to Wealthy Gorilla, he has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Durk loves cars. At present, the rapper has a car collection worth $1.5 million. He has a total of seven cars including a Lamborghini Urus, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Lamborghini Aventador, Rolls Royce Cullinan, Chevrolet K5 Blazer, and Cadillac Eldorado Custom.
Durk also owns a fine collection of watches. He owns a titanium 50mm Richard Mille RM-011 ‘Felipe Massa’ Flyback Chronograph with a skeletonized dial and a rubber strap. The watch costs $275,000. According to the rapper, he owns Richard Millie’s watch collection worth $3 million.
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