8 Things You Didn’t Know About Amber Rose

  
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Amber Rose is a force to be reckoned with. She literally rose to fame thanks to her relationship with the notoriously moody rapper Kanye West and, in recent years, she’s been making a name for herself as an outspoken pop feminist, speaking out against people who engage in slut shaming. Whether people like it or not, she’s fast becoming a role model. In celebration of her birthday, we have 8 things that you didn’t know about Amber Rose:

8. Upbringing

Amber Levonchuck was born on October 21, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Michael Levonchuck, who was in the military, and Dorothy Rose, a waitress. She grew up in a really poor neighborhood in South Philly. She has one brother, Antonio Hewlett and her parents divorced when she was six years old. During her teen years, she and her mother were homeless.

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7. Ancestry

While her father is of Irish and Italian descent, her mother is of Cape Verdean and Scottish descent. Coming from Cape Verde, which is off the coast of West Africa, her mother is Creole, meaning a mixture of European and African ancestry. According to her, people on her mother’s side of the family aren’t accepting of dark-skinned people and some of her family didn’t attend her wedding to Wiz Khalifa because he’s black.

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