Model and actress Amber Rose first found fame after starring in her then-boyfriend Kanye West’s music video for “Put On” in 2008. Since then, the celebrity has amassed quite the social media following for her famous curves and photos. It’s also helped that Amber has found herself in the middle of feuds between various celebrities. Most notably, there have been several times when she’s gotten into online spats with the Kardashians (and it’s not just because she used to date Kanye).
After she and Kanye broke up in 2010, the celebrity began dating rapper Wiz Khalifa in early 2011. They were married by July 2013, while their son, Sebastian, was born in February of the same year. Wiz and Amber ended up going their separate ways in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences. The following year they agreed to share joint custody of their son. Amber ended up moving on with rapper 21 Savage in 2017. Despite much talk that the two might get engaged, they went their separate ways the following year.
Amber has found love again with Def Jam music executive Alexander “AE” Edwards. This past April, the couple revealed they are expecting their first child, due to be born sometime this year. Keep reading to discover what Amber tries to keep on the down-low from her friends.
20 She Was A Dancer
Amber Rose is one celebrity who clearly had a rough path before stumbling into fame! The actress has revealed that she used to work as a dancer in a club. But the even more surprising thing is that she was underage at the time - 15 years old to be exact.
According to Capital Xtra, Amber went by the pseudonym ‘Paris.’ The teenager had to take the job in order to help support her family following her parents’ divorce. Amber continued her unusual gig, despite her young age, until the age of 25 when she started becoming more famous.
19 But She Calls It The 'Best Time Of Her Life'
Although some fans may assume Amber is embarrassed or saddened by her past history as a dancer, the star has actually spoken fondly of it. While speaking to Cosmopolitan, the star says that dancing helped make her feel empowered and beautiful.
"That was the best time of my life!" she explained. "Oh my god, I had so much fun. I really did. All the girls were really cool...I was never [harmed] […] I was young, beautiful, I was onstage, I wasn’t really ashamed of my body. I made lifelong friends."
18 She Wanted To Start A Family With 21 Savage
Amber Rose and 21 Savage really seemed like endgame during their time together. So much so, there were reports floating around that the two were thinking of having their own child.
Back in November 2017, sources told Media Takeout that the couple were “very excited” to start trying for a baby. However, Amber and Savage eventually broke up before any of the baby buzz could be confirmed, making it clear the two decided a baby wasn’t in their best interest.
Now that Amber is having a baby with her current beau, we doubt that she likes old tabloid reports reminding her just how serious she and her ex-boyfriend were.
17 She Had A Feud With Kylie Jenner
Given her connection to Kanye and that her best friend is Blac Chyna, it’s been clear for years that Amber isn’t on good terms with the Kardashians. But the model didn’t help make things better in 2015 when she had some harsh words for Kylie Jenner, who was dating Tyga (Chyna’s ex-fiancée and baby daddy) at the time.
“She’s a baby. She needs to go to bed at a 7:00 and relax,” Amber said at the time, Hollywood Life reports. “That’s ridiculous. [Tyga] should be ashamed of himself...He has a beautiful woman [Blac Chyna] and a baby [King Cairo] and left that for a 16-year-old who just turned 17.”
However, Amber later clarified her words to Perez Hilton. “I wasn’t coming at Kylie,” she said. “I was coming at Tyga on behalf of my best friend, Blac Chyna. So for me to say that she should ‘go to bed’ maybe was in poor taste, and I understand.”
16 She Dated Kanye West (And Says He Mistreated Her)
Right before he got romantic with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West had been in a long-term relationship with Amber Rose. The couple dated for two years from 2008 to 2010. However, upon their breakup, the model didn’t hold back telling the media how much Kanye hurt her.
“During that time was not a great time for me because I’m famous and I’m broke, can’t date anyone else, can’t say anything on the internet because Kanye has such a voice,” she told Complex magazine in 2017, referring to Kanye’s 2010 album in which he made several harsh disses of his ex.
15 But He Says She’s Just Obsessed With Kim K
It’s pretty clear Kanye has a type since he went from dating Amber Rose to Kim Kardashian, both of whom are known for their great looks. However, Kanye has implied that Amber was only a Kim K wannabe. That’s pretty harsh!
“If Kim had dated me when I wanted, there would be no Amber Rose,” Kanye told 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, in 2015, Hollywood Life reports. “It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that’s with Amber Rose. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.”
In the same interview, Kanye went on to add that Amber was only famous because of him and that she destroyed his confidence.
14 She Had An Eyebrow Transplant
There are a lot of lengths the rich and famous go to in the name of beauty. But this is once procedure we can’t say we’ve heard of before. In 2017, Amber revealed to her followers that she’d undergone an eyebrow transplant in order to make her brows a bit bushier.
“If you’re like me and [have] extremely thin eyebrows that just won’t grow,” she wrote on social media. “I got [an] eyebrow transplant... about five months ago and they grew in full and bushy so I can arch them exactly the way I want them to fit my face!”
We guess this is how she always makes sure her brows are on fleek!
13 She Was Hospitalized During Her Ongoing Pregnancy
We bet Amber is ready to get this baby out now!
As many fans know, Amber is currently expecting baby no. 2 with Alexander “AE” Edwards. However, it sounds like it hasn’t been smooth sailing so far. In April, Amber revealed she’d been hospitalized due to severe morning sickness.
According to TMZ, the star (who was 13 weeks pregnant with a baby boy) was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for “a few days.” She’d been vomiting so much in the last week that she’d actually lost weight. The publication added that she’d been sent home but was still receiving IV treatments.
12 Her Family Was Poor Growing Up
Amber might be worth tens of millions nowadays, but while she was growing up, the celebrity’s family often struggled to make ends meet.
While speaking to Cosmopolitan, the star described her childhood in South Philadelphia as “very poor” after her mother left her father when she was very young. "We didn’t have a lot of material things, but we definitely had love," Amber told the magazine. "She taught me compassion, and she taught me how to be a good person."
She added that her dad was in the military and had to travel a lot for work, so she didn’t seem him regularly while growing up. Still, Amber described him as "an awesome guy."
11 Her Ex-Hubby Says Her Home Is Untidy
At the height of their custody battle over son Sebastien in 2015, Wiz Khalifa made the surprising claim that his ex-wife Amber Rose keeps her home very unclean. So much so, he said it was detrimental to the wellbeing of their son!
According to TMZ, Wiz was seeking more time with their one-year-old son following their split. To do so, he submitted photos to the court that showed how untidy Amber’s backyard was. Dog droppings and children’s toys were seen strewn across the lawn. Yikes!
10 He Also Said She Neglects Their Son
Wiz didn’t just say that Amber keeps her home in a bad state. During their custody battle, the rapper actually went so far as to say that his ex-wife actually neglects their child. In court documents obtained by TMZ, Wiz claimed that Amber would often stay out all night partying and have relatives look after Sebastien.
Amber’s ex-husband’s statements went even further. According to the publication, he said Amber would sleep all day and only spend upwards of 15 minutes playing with their son. He added she used profane language in front of the toddler and prioritized her own interests.
Eventually, the exes were able to agree on joint custody for their son.
9 She’s Dated Women Before
Although this isn’t something that Amber keeps on the down-low, we bet many fans forget Amber has dated women in the past. "I had two three-year relationships with women. So, I was with women for six years before I met Kanye," the celebrity told Jamie Foxx in a 2011 interview, Capital Xtra revealed.
The celebrity also elaborated on her preferences in 2009. "I can be in love with a woman, I can be in love with a man," she said to Ellen DeGeneres. "As far as humans go, I definitely find beauty in everybody […] I can see beauty in anybody. If I see a woman and I think she's beautiful and I like her, and she likes me back we can definitely try to be in a relationship together."
8 She’s Not Over Her Ex 21 Savage
Amber Rose and 21 Savage only dated for a little more than a year before breaking up in March of 2018. However, shortly after their split, Amber went on record admitting that she missed the rapper and didn’t feel single yet.
“I love him, I miss him, I think about him every day. I can’t say that I’m single because I still think about him every day. My heart is still with him. Hopefully, we can work it out but if we can’t—the love is still there,” she said during a radio interview, Hollywood Life reports.
“We’re just having a rough patch, it’s just very fresh. I could never say that I’m single because I don’t feel single, I still love him,” she continued.
7 She Had Her Chest Reduced
Amber has become famous for her hour-glass figure. But even though fans believe she has the perfect shape, it was just last year that the star revealed how unhappy she was with her looks. So much so, she actually decided to have her chest reduced.
“I really went down a lot. So, I don’t know if you guys know but I was like a 36H. I was really, really big,” she told fans, as Us Weekly reports. “And I think now I might just be a D-cup, which is like, really small for me. So yeah, I [have] been online shopping, getting cute little shirts, little strapless little things.”
6 She Said She’s Dated A Sociopath
Although Amber has been candid about her public romances with stars like Kanye West, it sounds like there’s one dark relationship in her past that she won’t completely speak about. Last August, the model revealed to Complex magazine that she had previously dated a “sociopath”- actually, it sounds like there may have been multiple!
“I had to go see a therapist, and she was just like, ‘You attract narcissistic sociopaths.’ And I’m not mentioning no names. But a few of them have been that,” the mom-of-one explained. “Like, nah, you’re not gonna control my every move, you’re not gonna tell me what I need to wear, you’re not gonna tell me where I need to go or who to be friends with. I don’t have time for that.”
5 She Lost A Lot Of Friends During Pregnancy
As Amber is currently expecting baby no. 2 with her beau Alexander “AE” Edwards, many fans assume she must be on top of the world. But the celebrity recently revealed this pregnancy hasn’t been too kind to her, and it might not be for the reasons you’re expecting.
This past April, Amber revealed she had to recently let go of some friends that she realized were “toxic” to her. "Funny how my phone blows up when I'm having pool parties and [things are] lit," she wrote in a post online. "But as soon as [I’m] sick and pregnant it's crickets. No 'just checking on you' text or nothing […] But when I pop out this beautiful strong baby boy don't try to be my friend again."
4 She Believes OJ Simpson Is Khloe K’s Dad
In a bid that only angered the Kardashian Klan further, back in 2015, Amber went on record claiming that she believes OJ Simpson is actually the father of Khloe Kardashian.
The model made the surprising statement following Khloe sticking up for her younger sister Kylie in response to Amber’s comments on Kylie and Tyga’s relationship.
"Yo @khloekardashian I'm really happy for u and I'm gonna let u finish," Amber wrote online, Us Weekly reports. "I'm so sick of these plastic [people] cuz they got the media outlets on payroll. U think because ur dad was a professional football player that got away with [it] […] ur better than me girl?"
3 Fans Were Angry When She Dyed Her Son’s Hair
Amber’s followers were not having it last year when the star revealed via social media that she’d dyed her six year old’s hair. The little one was sporting a freshly dyed blonde 'do, but many fans commented saying that it wasn’t right to alter a child’s hair when they’re so young.
The backlash prompted Amber to eventually respond. “Lol he begged me for a whole year to dye his hair blonde like mine so we started with a little patch and I told him when he turns 5 I will make him a full blonde like his mommy,” she wrote online.
Amber continued, “He will be 5 on the 21st of February! He’s so happy and none of you...little trolls can take that away from him or me! P.S Love your children unconditionally and let them be creative[. This] world will be a better place.”
2 She Celebrated Her Divorce At A Club (With Her Ex-Husband)
Most people celebrate their divorce by getting as far away from their ex-spouse as possible. But Amber Rose and her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa chose to mark their divorce in a very special way. According to NY Daily News, the former couple were spotted partying it up at a club mere hours before their divorce was made official.
"Too much fun with my Ex hubby last night & no we didn't celebrate our divorce we celebrated our love 4 each other cuz that never goes away," Amber wrote on social media the next day. The couple’s settlement awarded Amber $1 million as well as $15,000 per month in child support.
1 She Never Wanted To Be Famous
From social media ads to using her platform to speak about causes close to her heart, Amber Rose is clearly using fame to her advantage. The celebrity first gained notoriety for starring in several of her then-boyfriend Kanye West’s music videos. However, Amber has admitted that she never really wanted to be famous.
"I never wanted to be famous," she told Cosmopolitan. "I didn’t ask for that. I didn’t even say anything for years. The world can’t be mad at me because people took a liking to my look. No one even knew what my voice sounded like!"
But now that she’s in the limelight, we doubt that Amber is going anywhere!
Sources: Capital Xtra, Complex Magazine, Hollywood Life, Us Weekly, Cosmopolitan, TMZ