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This morning after leaving court in Queens, New York following her postponed strip club assault case, Cardi B gave us the answers we’ve all been looking for. As she was walking out, a reporter asked her about the status of her relationship with Offset to which she replied, “We’re working it out, baby.”

Now, the connotation that comes with “working it out” usually implies a much deeper issue than any person in a relationship might want to let on. Normally, it means that there’s a complicated back story, and in this case, it’s not pretty.

Let’s take a look. Right before Christmas, the two were spotted jet skiing together in Puerto Rico, which sparked rumors they had reunited shortly after Cardi announced their split on social media:

“We are really good friends and we are really good business partners — you know he’s always somebody that I run to talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other — but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,” she said. “It’s nobody fault I guess we just grew out of love, but we are not together anymore. It might take time to get a divorce and I’m going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father.”

And that’s it, things weren’t working for a long time. Yes, being intentional about being with someone and making a life together does take a lot of work, emotionally, mentally, and physically, but it’s up to the people involved to decide what they can or cannot take it. There has to be dealbreakers. And from Kiari’s (Offset’s real name) response to the “Bodak Yellow” lyricist’s post, cheating is not one of his.

“I was partaking in activity that I shouldn’t have been partaking in, and I apologize,” he said. “You know what I’m saying? For breaking your heart, for breaking our promise, for breaking God’s promise and being a selfish, messed up husband.” Watch below:

And for their relationship, maybe all it takes is an apology and a few changes to get back on the same page. TMZ reported earlier today saying the couple previously reconciled in Atlanta after the 27-year-old changed his phone number and initiated a “no groupies” rule. But to that, Belcalis was quick to respond in a now-deleted tweet: “TMZ why ya be lying. I haven’t even been in Atl since Christmas,” she said according to People. Allegedly, since both of them are performing at Super Bowl events, according to Page Six, this will be the first time the “I Like It” rapper is back under the same roof as her estranged husband and their daughter, Kulture since December.

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But is instituting a new regulation in a relationship that wasn’t implemented previously going to change things? And a phone is still a phone no matter if the number is different or not. Granted, things get more complicated when marriage is on the table, and kids are in the mix, but I like to think that doing life with a person is more than putting up with things for the sake of losing them because of fear. And that’s also a real worry, especially for those who haven’t had the safest and secure love.

As for the new parents, there have been signs of them wanting to work things out in their relationship for the past few months. Just last week, the 26-year-old posted a screenshot of a FaceTime chat between her and the Migos rapper with their 6-month-old on Instagram Stories, and added the words: “I wanna go home.”

Although it seems like a lot of back-and-forths, taking the steps to place boundaries in the appropriate places could possibly make for a healthy union, despite how it began. Because, it’s all about how you finish, right? The twosome who have been married for a little under a year-and-a-half, seem to be on a road to reconciliation and trust, despite all the shortcomings. We’ll see what the future has for them.

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