Who is Carlos Alman? All About Cardi B’s Father

Carlos Alman is Cardi B’s father. Born on the 19th of March 1958, Carlos is 66 and used to earn a living as a cab driver in the United States.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Carlos moved to New York, USA, in 1990, where he got married to Clara Almánzar and had Cardi B and her younger sister, Hennessy Carolina. However, his marriage crashed after a few years. Carlos is still a resident of the United States, though he has long retired from driving a cab.

Summary of Carlos Alman’s Biography

  • Full Name: Carlos Almanza
  • Nickname: Carlos Alman
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 19th of March 1958
  • Carlos Alman’s Age: 66 years old
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: Dominican-American
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Carlos Alman’s Husband Ex-Wife: Clara Almánzar
  • Carlos Alman’s Parents: Esperanza Almánzar
  • Carlos Alman’s Children: Eight
  • Carlos Alman’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Carlos Alman’s Height in Centimetres: 180 cm
  • Famous For: Being the father of Cardi B
  • Facebook: Carlos Alman

How Old Is Carlos Alman?

According to reports, Carlos Alman was born on the 19th of March 1958; this pegs his current age at 66. Alman’s birth occurred in his home country, the Dominican Republic. However, after migrating to the United States in 1990, he earned dual nationality as a Dominican-American. Alman’s ethnic background is said to be mixed.

Since he is not a mainstream celebrity, many grey areas exist in Carlos’ early life and family background, thus, very little can be said about his parents. While his father’s name and profession never earned a mention in the public space, we gathered that his mum is a Dominican woman who goes by the name Esperanza Almánzar. Also, nothing has been said about his siblings, if any.

Likewise, there is no record of his academic journey, and if he went to school, it would be in his home country because, by the time he stepped on American soil in 1990, Carlos was already a grown man of 31. The decision to move to America proved to be a life-changing one as it proved to be a pivotal point, laying the foundation for ensuing events that unfolded in his life.

What Did He Do for a Living?

We were not intimated with what Carlos did to survive in his home country, the Dominican Republic. However, on arrival in the United States, he started making ends meet by driving a cab. As of 2023, we were told that he had left the job as a taxi driver.

Even his music star daughter, Cardi B, has since confirmed that she was raised by impoverished parents, though she said Alman did what he had to do to support his wife and children.

Perhaps it was Carlos’ inability to make ends meet that led his daughter Cardi B to go get a job in Tribeca at an Amish deli. Determined to make money, the singer moved to a strip club to work as a stripper after she got the booth from the Amish deli.

Carlos Alman got Married in 1991

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While he was moving from the Dominican Republic to The Bronx, New York in 1990, Carlos Alman came along with the woman who would become his wife, Clara Almanzar, who is a Trinidadian lady. The details of the couple’s dating period are not known, but according to reports, they got married in New York in 1991 – a year after they arrived in the US. Like her ex-spouse, Clara was also engaged in menial jobs, earning a living at a local grocery store as a checker.

The duo’s exact wedding date was never disclosed, but the tidbits we gathered showed that they stayed together for the ensuing 14 years before marital issues came calling.

The couple later separated and filed for a divorce which was finalized sometime in 2005. According to Cardi B, both her parents remained on cordial terms after their divorce.

When Did He Have Cardi B?

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Carlos Alman had his famous daughter Cardi B on October 11, 1992. The American singer and songwriter was born a couple of years after his parents arrived in the United States. Her birth occurred approximately one year after Carlos and Clara tied the nuptial knot.

At birth, the music star was given the full name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, and she was born in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Cardi B was only chosen as a stage name when she launched her showbiz career.

Cardi B has not always been a successful musician. In 2015, the American artist started on the set of Love & Hip Hop: New York – a popular reality TV show on VH1, which laid a solid foundation for her music career. In November of the same year, she made her debut on the set of Shaggy’s remix Boom Boom. The 15th of December 2015 was when she released her music video for the rack Cheap Ass Weave.

Her mixtape entitled Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1, dropped on March 7th, 2016. She became a nominee for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist in May 2017. On the 25th of September 2017, Carlos Alman’s daughter hit a career-high when her track, Bodak Yellow, hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, remaining there for the ensuing three weeks. This made Cardi B the first Dominican Republic singer ever to attain such heights.

Carlos Alman has Other Children

Apart from Cardi B, Carlos has other children. The former taxi driver had Hennessy Carolina on the 22nd of December 1995 from his wife Clara. Hennessy is currently a fashion blogger and social media star, and she participated in two series of Love & Hip Hop: New York as a supporting cast member from 2016 and 2018.

Even before he tied the knot with Clara, Carlos was already a father of six from previous relationships, though only a few of them are known. They include Maciel Almanzar, Nicauly Villalona (daughter), and Fernando Almanzar (son).

Does Carlos Alman Have a Relationship with Cardi B?

Despite being divorced from his ex-wife Clara, Carlos Alman has always maintained a closeness with his children. From what Cardi B says about her father in several interview sessions, one can easily deduce that father and daughter have a cordial relationship.

Describing her mum and dad as “real good parents,” the American singer gives them credit for always keeping her on the path to rectitude.

Carlos Alman is a Grandfather

Carlos is not just a father of eight children, the former cab driver has also become a grandfather through Cardi B’s relationship with Offset. His grandchildren are Kulture Kiari Cephus, who was born on July 10, 2018, and Wave Set Cephus, born on September 4, 2021.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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