For Big Sean and Jhene Aiko, transforming their professional relationship into a successful romantic partnership was a natural progression, but it still required stepping over some serious obstacles to reach the stability that they currently enjoy. “We became friends the year that my brother passed,” said the “Sativa” singer during an appearance on BBC Radio 1Xtra. “I had just met him and we worked on “Beware” and “I’m Gonna Be.” He wanted to take me out on a date. I had a boyfriend, but I still went…just as a friend. I had never been courtside to a game and he’s cool. I told my boyfriend ‘I’m gonna go to this game.’”
After finding out that her ex was creepin’ on the low and was actually still legally married during their relationship, Aiko kicked him to the curb and set her sights on her longtime friend. However, as Sean Don was already spoken for at the time, she chalked up their missed connection to the universe guiding her away from the courtship. “When I came around, I was like, ‘Okay, let’s see what you’re talking about,’ he had a girlfriend,” she continued. “I took too long. I was like, ‘That’s cool. We’re still friends.’ We were performing together still and recording and all that.”
After the duo finally linked up and went Instagram official in October 2016, Aiko celebrated the dual milestone of finally bagging her man and finalizing her divorce from ex-husband Dot Da Genius by getting Sean’s portrait tatted on her arm.
Dodging cheating rumors from the press and brushing them off as nothing more than fan fiction, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko have proven time and again that they’re in it for the long haul, boasting certified status as one hip-hop’s most stable, chilled-out couples.
Need more proof? Check out this Instagram gallery of the couple’s most happily-in-love pics.
Big Sean couldn’t refrain from giving his girl big ups after the release of her 2017 studio album Trip. “Penny you outdid yourself ?? TRIP ???,” wrote the Don.
On A Jet Like It’s Your Birthday
There’s no denying that the “Bounce Back” rapper knows how to treat his lady right, especially on her birthday. With a private jet on the horizon, Sean Don gave a shoutout to his lady love on her big day. “I love you unconditionally @jheneaiko! 3.16 Queen ??????,” he wrote.
The Happiest Place On Earth
Just because Big Sean and Jhene Aiko have a number of chart-topping hits under their industry belts, that doesn’t mean that they still don’t know how to have fun. “Ain’t even know Paris had DisneyLand, Too much fun ???????????,” captioned the rapper alongside a picture of the duo standing in front of Disney’s iconic castle.
Happy Hump Day
Jhene Aiko isn’t shy about letting the world know exactly what she’d like to do to her man. “I wanna hump that face…how u look up at me right before i sit on ur face… like a pure baby angel,” wrote Aiko in the comment section of Big Sean’s side profile Insta upload.
Aside from looking heavily beau-d up in nearly every couple shot they take together, Big Sean even has his own affectionate nickname for Jhene that he shared with his 10 million Instagram followers. “Me n slay-Né. Whole lotta these ? @jheneaiko,” he wrote.
To commemorate her better half’s birthday, Aiko took to Instagram to deliver a sweet shoutout. “we gon turn 100 when it’s 2088… and imma look at you and say “ayyyeeee!! we’re the only lovers left alive!!” wrote the “Never Call Me” singer.
As evidenced by Big Sean and his lady love, a couple who gives together stays together. “Last night at the charity function!” captioned the Don, shouting out his work with Aiko on Project Knapsack. “We blessed enough to give back ??????”
There’s no denying that the Don and his lady looked fly AF rolling up to the 2018 Dior Masquerade Ball. Dressed to impress at fashion’s week-long celebration of couture in the Surrealist gardens of the Rodin Museum, Sean and Aiko look good–and they know it.
On The Road
According to Big Sean, he was paid to “cum” along on his girl’s #TRIP tour and support her latest studio album release. “Pay to Cum! #TRIP tour ???,” wrote the Detroit rapper.
The Mane Event
Not surprisingly, Aiko and Big Sean showed up big to Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’Oir’s 2017 wedding, adhering to the all-white dress code put in place by The Wopsters.