It seems like nobody in entertainment stays together very long, especially in the music industry, but rapper-producer T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Harris have been together a lifetime in Hollywood years. The couple has been married for nearly ten years, but their relationship history stretches even farther back than that, and they have weathered plenty of storms. Here’s a full timeline of their romance, starting back when T.I. and Tiny started dating.
The Harrises went through a rough patch after the birth of Heiress.
Nine months after welcoming their youngest into the family, Tiny filed for divorce amid accusations of infidelity on both sides. However, while Tiny doesn’t believe her flirtation with Floyd Mayweather was truly infidelity, they both can agree T.I. did some cheating, because he got caught on camera.
The couple got pretty messy on social media, making their private struggle a little too public, so it wasn’t exactly a shock when Tiny filed for divorce. However, they eventually found their way back to each other.
In a Red Table Talk conversation with Jada Pinkett-Smith, the couple got candid about why they chose to work on their relationship, and part of it was Tiny coming to an understanding that Tip strayed out of a feeling he had lost control and didn’t know how to deal with how independent she became while he was in prison.
“He felt like ‘this is not the woman I left,” Tiny said. “‘This is not the woman I wanted. If I tell her this, she’s gonna listen and she’s going to do it the way I want her to do it.’ He went and found somebody where he could be like ‘hey, don’t move. Do that,’ and I was not her.”
Ultimately, they decided they couldn’t throw away all their history and all that they share. “It’s very rare where you are able to be married to the best friend you have and the best sex you’ve ever had,” Tip told Jada. “You don’t just toss that away.” Though they’re definitely not done fighting, as any fan of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle can attest, they’re also not done fighting for their marriage, either.