Karim Kharbouch aka French Montana’s personal life has been like a roller coaster ride. His marital life ended after seven years in 2014 and since then he has been through a chain of failed relationships.
He married Deen Kharbouch in 2007 and welcomed a son, Kruz in 2009. French, who had been moving on the rough path of career couldn’t have prolonged cordiality in his love life and separated with his wife in 2012. The divorce was finalized in 2014 with $2 million settlement.
Several sources claim that the split was amicable. The duo had been together for a long time, accompanying each other when neither had money. Both having so many things in common might be the reason for the peaceful end of 7-years-long marriage.
Before official divorce settlement with wife Deen in late September 2014, the singer dated reality star Khloe Kardashian for over eight months until they split in early September same year.
After the rapper called off his marriage, he had been increasingly under a spotlight from gossip sites and tabloids involving his romantic relationships with several women. Once, he was romancing with Sophia Body, French-Canadian model. They claimed to have ended the relation in friendly term later.
Reportedly in 2013, Montana and American rapper Trina were in on-again and off-again relationship. Sources claimed that the rapper duo were residing together at French’s New Jersey residence. But they parted their ways cordially when Montana made his way to Los Angeles to work on his 2nd studio album.
Being involved with numerous ladies, time and again, certainly Montana wasn’t feeling comfortable. So, speaking with Hot 97’s Nessa at BET Awards 2015, he said that he wanted to stay out of relationships for some time. However, media didn’t stop scrutinizing him and created a rumor of him dating a reality star Dorothy Wang, after they were spotted together whole time while attending 'Red, White & Boosty' party in Malibu on Independence Day. Later, they confirmed about being just friends.
Montana doesn’t like to be in limelight with his personal life matters. Talking about this he said, “I never like to mix my family with the business. I feel like that’s what you never see me post pictures of my son or anybody. That’s part of me that keeps me sane. Once you get exposed into the Internet world, I feel like it becomes everybody’s business.”.
It’s not only his personal life, where he encountered with numerous pitfalls. But also he endured numerous hardships in his musical journey. Professionally, a rapper, singer, and songwriter, French gave nearly a decade working for street DVD series called Cocaine City and continued with mixtapes releases collaborating with famous rappers including Max B, Rick Ross, Akon, Drake, Diddy and more, until the release of first studio album Excuse My French in 2013.
Animal lover Montana has been an owner of numerous pets ranging from dogs to tigers and monkey. The tigers named Tina and Ike were featured in his music video for the track The Gifted, that also featured his friend, The Weeknd. Since 2014, he also has a Monkey named Julius Ceasor as a pet, which he received as the birthday gift from a record producer Mally Mall.
French is also passionate about style and fashion and says his style evolved gradually with progression of his career. After being able to afford high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, and YSL, he has a particular fondness for them. He has been a brand ambassador for Diddy’s line of vodka called Ciroc. Moreover, he has also endorsed products from Pelle Pelle to Sprite. He often wears gold chains.