Lauren London was thrust into the spotlight when her longtime partner, Grammy-nominated artist Nipsey Hussle, was murdered in March 2019. The man accused of shooting the rapper has pleaded not guilty to murder, and through the ordeal, London has been doing her best to stay strong. In a heartbreaking Instagram post, she revealed what life has felt like without her partner, with whom she shares a son. “I am completely lost. I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul … I’m lost without you. We are lost without you baby. I have no words.”
The note is a rare glimpse inside London’s notoriously private life. The actress has gone to great lengths to keep her personal life, well, personal. This includes hiding an entire pregnancy and photos of her firstborn for a whopping seven years and staying mum about an engagement to a rap superstar. Not many celebs can achieve that level of privacy in the age of social media. From her breakout role in ATL to her Instagram DMs, here are some things you might not know about the woman who was Nipsey Hussle’s girlfriend.