Who Is Whitney Alford? Kendrick Lamar's Fiancee Is His High School Sweetheart & Biggest Fan

Everyone, gather round, I have news. If you didn’t yet know, Kendrick Lamar got engaged. No, not to a widely known personality, but to his girlfriend of nearly a decade, Whitney Alford. Now, you may not have heard much of Alford, and there’s good reason for that. Because, ironically, what she’s actually most known for is that she likes to keep things low key. Seriously, back in June of 2014, BuzzFeed even referred to Alford as Lamar’s “secret girlfriend,” and they said that she was “hiding in plain sight.” Honestly, with that type of talk, she seems more like an incognito super hero than the fiancée of a majorly talented and successful rapper. And, that’s pretty damn intriguing.

I can’t confirm whether or not she has a secret lair like all good super heroes should, but, for the sake of adding to her already high cool factor, let’s hope so. To sum things up, if this all this talk of Alford has piqued your interest in the slightest, or if you are simply just curious about the woman who has stolen and kept your favorite rapper’s heart for so long, you can check out some interesting and insightful factoids about her below.

Well for starters, if you're really in the dark about Alford, you can finally put a face to the name:

Fiercely working the red carpet.

She apparently sang on Lamar's "King Kunta" track

Nothing like a little romantical music collab, ya know?

She's got a real fan in her fiancé

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Lamar did an interview with Billboard in which he said, "I wouldn't even call her my girl. That's my best friend. I don't even like the term that society has put in the world as far as being a companion — she's somebody I can tell my fears to."

She's supportive, accompanying him on business outings

According to The YBF, Alford tagged along with Lamar at his CD signing and meet and greet in March.

As widely stated, she and Lamar have been together since high school

This relationship survived high school and Hollywood. Amazing.

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