One of the many things fans loved about late rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle was the way he loved and uplifted his girlfriend of five years, actress Lauren London.
In a recentGQ magazine interview, London said she sought her future bae out to buy a few copies of his limited edition mixtape Crenshaw, which ran at $100 per copy. They joked about having different versions of how she approached him.
“I did not slide into his DMs,” she said. “My homeboy did.”
The pair officially met up at his Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles, and the rest, as they say, was history. The pair never confirmed their speculated “engagement,” but did speak openly about raising their 2-year-old son, Kross, together.
Hussle also has a daughter from a previous relationship, and Lauren has a son with Lil Wayne.
On Sunday, Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store at the age of 33. And as fans mourn the loss and celebrate his life, we take a look back at the bond he and London shared.
In 2016, after dating for three years, Lauren and Nipsey welcomed a son named Kross Asghedom.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 04: Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London attend Private Birthday Dinner For Author/Social Media Star Karen Civil at Louis Vuitton Rodeo Drive on November 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/Getty Images)
The couple appeared to have reconciled in February 2018 after appearing together at Nipsey's private debut album release party.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 16: (L-R) Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London attend Nipsey Hussle's Private Debut Album Release Party at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills on February 16, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
London once told Hollywood Life she'd support their children if ever they chose to follow in her or Nipsey's footsteps. “I just want them to be happy, well-rounded human beings, so if they wanted to do music or acting or whatever they decided to do that they felt God placed on their heart, I support that.”
His Biggest Fan
In a 'Couple's Quiz' game, Lauren told us that her favorite song by Nipsey Hussle is ' I Don't Give A F*cc'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on November 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
The Home Team
Nipsey and Lauren were huge Lakers fans, often spotted sitting court side at their teams home games.
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Rapper Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on December 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
Lauren said what first attracted her to Nipsey was his height.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London attend the Warner Music Pre-Grammy Party at the NoMad Hotel on February 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Warner Music)
All smiles as they arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of "Can't Stop Won't Stop"
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: Lauren London, Nipsey Hussle arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of "Can't Stop Won't Stop" at Writers Guild of America, West on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Love Always Finds Its Way Back
The pair briefly split in November 2017, with Nipsey claiming their focus would be coparenting.
In their joint GQ interview, Nipsey said he fully supported Lauren's decision to pass on the role she landed on the FX series Snowfall after learning she was pregnant. “I didn't put any pressure on her for whatever decision she wanted to make,” he told the magazine. “I learned then that what she believes in, she really believes in.”
Nipsey and Lauren posted up with Terrence J and Jasmine Sanders at the Madeworn x Roc96 Pop-Up Event in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Nipsey Hussle, Lauren London, Jasmine Sanders and Terrence J attend Madeworn x Roc96 Pop-Up Event at on May 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
Lauren shared this photo on her Instagram page in August 2017 to tribute Nipsey on his birthday, writing, "I love you.... like that deeper than the earth type of shit beyond this flesh type shit... like in Heaven , I'm gonna know your name type shit #bars 😝 lol and I'm so happy we went half on a baby"
As hard as they both worked in their respective careers, Nip and Lauren knew how to have fun together as well.
Setting The Record Straight
Despite referring to Lauren as his "wife" on her birthday, the pair never confirmed that they'd officially tied the knot. The rapper shut down claims made by TMZ that their GQ spread was an engagement shoot.
His Big Night
The couple hit the red carpet at this year's Grammy Awards, where Nipsey's Victory Lap was nominated for Best Rap Album.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Lauren London (L) and Nipsey Hussle attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)