Model Esther Baxter recently confirmed her new relationship with rapper Joe Budden and spoke on the possibility of marriage.
Baxter claims they both initially chose to keep their romance private.
“Who I’m with is never going to change anything about me. I could care less what anybody thinks about me. I’m not easily influenced by people. I just shrug it off,” Baxter said in an interview. “Actually, I think it is [possible to keep things private.] We (she and Joe Budden) kept our relationship private for a while. A lot of people don’t even know how long we’ve been together. It wasn’t until recently that we didn’t deny it anymore. But I don’t care what people say. Why go to certain extents to try and hide it? I don’t get into any relationships without thinking about [marriage] and seeing it happening.” (VIBE)
Baxter is known for appearing in multiple music videos.
Esther Baxter rose to prominence after being featured in the music video for Petey Pablo‘s single “Freek-A-Leek” in 2004. Since then, she has appeared in several music videos, including Ludacris‘ “Number One Spot”, Will Smith‘s “Switch”, Nelly‘s “Shake Ya Tailfeather” and Kanye West‘s “The New Workout Plan”. In addition to video success, she’s also been in a number of magazines, such as Smooth, VIBE, King and XXL. (Wikipedia)
Prior to their break-up earlier this year, Joe Budden was in a relationship with rapper Somaya Reece.
“Because Somaya, I blocked your b*tch a**,” Budden said in avideo recording. “I blocked you on my Twitter and as soon as I leave a f*cking Tweet, your f*cking crazy dumb a** sends me a f*cking text. You better stop f*cking stalking me n*gga. Stop f*cking stalking my Twitter feed b*tch. That b*tch is f*cking stalking my Twitter page. That b*tch made a f*cking fake Twitteraccount…A**hole year is gone — [she] pretended to be really, really, really cool — and then after so long, she revealed her crazy Spanish colors and begin to act like a lunatic and getting out of a five year relationship, why do I want to be with anyone who is a f*cking lunatic? I just left someone who is a f*cking lunatic…I don’t want any beef with motherf*cking Somaya, I don’t want any beef with Gloria Velez, I don’t want any beef with Tahiry, I don’t want any beef with b*tches. Period. I’m off that. It’s a new year, it’s a new year, grow the f*ck up…” (YouTube)
In 2009, Budden and his former long-time girlfriend Tahiry called it quits.
“My life is pretty routine and predictable,” Budden said during a blog broadcast. “i don’t need much, I’m not controlling, I’m not jealous, I’m not insecure, I’m not any of the things that Tahiry would say that I am. I’m like cool as a fan — the really sad part about my entire five-yearrelationship that I am just now getting out of, you can call it arrogant, you can call it cocky, you can call it whatever the f*ck you want to call it, I was ready to marry my significant other. Let me just say that. Thank the f*cking lord above that that did not happen…It would have been a whole lot worse if I had married Tahiry. I went from being ready to settle down — and now that I am outside of that relationship, it’s easy to see that I spent five years settling.” (JoeBuddenTV)
Check out some recent footage of Esther Baxter & Joe Budden down below: