Ear Hustlin’: Is J Cole Engaged? Rapper Reportedly Pops Question to College Girlfriend, Melissa Heholt

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Has J.Cole secretly popped the question?

Rumor has it rapper that J.Cole (real name Jermaine Lamarr Cole) has popped the question to his long-term girlfriend, Melissa HeHolt. According to Hollywood Life, the 28-year-old proposed to Melissa last week (December 10th) while touring. There’s been no confirmation yet, as the Roc Nation artist is very guarded about his romantic life. In an interview with Hip Hop Canada, he shared:

I feel like relationships are a beautiful thing, period. Relationships can be really beautiful, they can be really hard, they can be really rewarding, or they can be bad relationships where it’s really detrimental and hurtful, but that’s life, period. But then marriage, marriage is just a relationship to me. In my experience, when you’ve been in a relationship for as long as I’ve been in one, there’s no real difference. It’s just a piece of paper that validates what was already real. I got a homeboy that just got married last week, and I guarantee other than the high that they felt on that day, I’m gonna ask him, I can’t wait until he comes back from his honeymoon so I can ask him, but my gut feeling is going to tell me that there is going to be no difference. They lived together already, they had a kid already, there’s no real difference.

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He added:

In marriage you got to go through the same struggles as a relationship, that’s if the relationship is real, because there’s a lot of non-real relationships going on in the world right now. And I think that’s just because of the day and age we’re in, a lot of these relationships are taking place over text messages, it’s not real substance. But when you got a real one, it’s already like a marriage.

Music heads speculated that he touched on his vintage relationship with Melissa in  ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ rhyming:

Oh yeah, to my college girl, take the weekend off and come home soon
I graduated way too long ago to be sneakin’ all in your dorm room
But that thing tight like Fort Knox so I call you when the tour stops
But baby where your roommates? Did you make sure the door’s locked?
She love it when we get together, smoke a little weed but her shit together
Now that I’m on, I can pick and choose, only fuck with hoes who got shit to lose
Yeah, I heard stories about different dudes, her man on campus but it’s fine by me
Say she only fucked like 4-5 niggas, so you know you gotta multiply by 3

Melissa (who is now a professional event planner) and J.Cole began dating while both were undergrads at St. John University. If the rumors are true, we wish these quiet love birds the best!

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Guest, Melissa, Kay Cole (J.Cole’s Mother) Mother’s Day Brunch