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Keyshia Ka’Oir Opens Up About How She Met, Fell in Love With & Stayed Loyal to Gucci

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BY: NISHA THOMAS

If love is patient and kind, then fashion model and entrepreneur Keyshia Ka’Oir is definitely the purest example of that. A self-made woman, she is also engaged to Atlanta-native and popular rapper Gucci Mane.

The famous 32-year-old proudly stuck by her man during some of his most trying times, when he was last incarcerated, she didn’t leave and was extremely instrumental in helping him to develop clean eating habits, as well as exercise plans to develop a healthier and happier lifestyle once he was freed from jail.

Since Mane’s release back in May of 2016, the self-proclaimed Wopster’s have openly broadcasted their lives via social media, where you can witness them wearing matching outfits, furs, blinged out jewelry and so much more when making public appearances.

Ka’Oir recently spoke with FADER Publication about she and Mane’s relationship, her love for him, why she chose to stay through tough times and so much more.

Check it out:

KEYSHIA KA’OIR: In 2010, Gucci was in jail in Fulton County, and I was the XXL “Eye Candy of the Year.” When you’re in jail, you get these magazines with the sexy models, so he got the magazine, too. I had already been in Timbaland’s “Say Something” video and Gucci had seen the video. He called [his manager] Amina from jail, and he was like, “Who is Keyshia Ka’oir? I want to meet this girl.” He was like, “I’m getting out soon, I need her for my next video, you have to find her!”

A day or two later, I got a call. Amina was like, “I work with Gucci, he wants you to —” and I’m like, “Whatever.” Because I don’t even want to be around rappers. But Gucci kept asking, and eventually I agreed. When he got out of jail, they flew me to Atlanta right away to do the “911 Emergency” video. That’s the day we met. He was in love with me on sight.

Gucci has always meant a lot to me. A lot of times, I feel like he’s misunderstood. I know that I’m one of the few people that really understands him. I was his biggest support system, and no matter what he goes through I’m going to be there for him. Why would I turn my back on him now?

Him being locked up over the years was hard at times, especially around birthdays and Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Those days were a bit down for me. But I knew that he was going through more than I was, so I had to be strong for him. At the end of the day, he’s a human being. Even though I’m a woman, I never broke down. I never cried to him on the phone.

Whatever businesses I was doing, I involved him. I told him my plans, what was going on. We spoke at least five to six times a day. We emailed every day. We had a schedule together, actually. He would get up, we’d both get up. We’re not seeing each other, but we’d know what’s going on. I felt like I did the time with him. We’d work out, let’s say from 8 to 10 a.m., and then by the time we shower and have lunch, he’d call. I’d ask, “What did you eat today?”

There were days that he would cheat, and then I’m like, You can’t cheat: you’re not like that! That way you wasted our whole workout and our eating together for three years. We want to lose the weight, we want to focus, we want to be sober, we want to be more business-minded. Your brand means a lot, your fans mean everything to you. You have to do great music, you’re a parent. He no longer wanted to have the gold in his mouth, and I didn’t either. That was a decision we made together. He came home and we took them out.

To read more of their beautiful love story, click here

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