J. Cole Married?!

There are gonna be a lot of broken hearts out there when they hear this news: Rapper J. Cole secretly married his longtime girlfriend and college sweetheart Melissa Heholt, who he met at St. John’s University in Queens.

In a live interview with Creed director Ryan Coogler, Cole was asked how marriage had changed the rapper. Cole was obviously stunned by the question; he evidently had been keeping news of his nuptials under lock and key.

Cole’s response:

“That was like, one thing NOT to do…. But it’s all good, they know now.”

Its not uncommon for performers–often males–with a large female following to keep their relationship status low-key out of fear of losing a portion of their fan base. But Cole’s response to the question is still kinda shocking.

Take a listen: