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All About The Voice Coach Chance the Rapper's Kids

The Chicago native delights in being a girl dad to Kensley and Marli. 

By Jessica White

When he isn't changing lives as a Coach on The Voice, you can bet Chance the Rapper is living it up as a proud father of two adorable daughters.

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Since becoming a dad in 2015, Chance (whose given name is Chancelor Bennett) has soaked up any and all quality time with his two daughters — both mini-me versions of the "No Problems" rapper.

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"[My daughters] know I'm famous, but I don't think they know anybody else is famous, which is awesome," Chance told Voice alum Jennifer Hudson in a 2022 interview on her talk show. "They don't get impressed by anybody that I bring around, that I show them that I'm with, but they know that I sing and they like my songs, so I'm going to hold on to that while I can."

Chance the Rapper poses in a hoodie and his signature "3" hat.

How many children does Chance the Rapper have?

Chance the Rapper is the proud father of two daughters: Kensli Bennett, 7, and Marli Grace Bennett, 4.

In a 2017 interview with ComplexThe Voice Coach discussed how his approach to fatherhood is heavily inspired by his own father. 

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"I have the world's best dad currently," he said. "Most of the stuff that he showed me has been his dedication, his time management, his commitment to being truthful. It's all about what he's instilled in me. So, I wanna have the type of relationship where I'm a trusted figure beyond a dad. I wanna be a good friend and a good example."

Chance The Rapper and Kensli Bennett attend the premiere of Disney's "The Lion King"

How old is Chance the Rapper's daughter Kensli Bennett?

Chance's eldest daughter, Kensli Bennett, was born on September 21, 2015, as revealed by his Instagram announcement. She will turn 9 in 2024.

"I love this time in my life, and I've learned to love better because of it," Chance captioned the post. "I wanted make a grandiose and poetic statement with her weight and size and DOB to show how much this means to me, but I think it'd be more appropriate and fatherly of me to just say thanks to those who helped us during this pregnancy."

In a 2020 interview with People, Chance gushed over Kensli's humor and lively personality. 

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"Kensli says really funny stuff and she's very, very advanced for her age," Chance said. "I know all parents say that about their kids, but it's ridiculous. She's so intelligent and she just speaks. She's very opinionated too. She says exactly how she feels about stuff. She's 4, but she acts like a 7 year old that's acting like she's 13."

Chance has spoken on numerous occasions about how Kensli's birth completely changed his outlook on life and love.

“There was never a point, ever, in my life where I can remember loving someone as much or more than I love my mom until I met my daughter [Kensli],” Chance told Complex. “So, it made me understand that my mom loves me more than she loves anybody in the world, and that’s crazy to me.”

How old is Chance the Rapper's daughter Marli Grace Bennett?

Marli Grace Bennett was born on August 29, 2019, and will turn 5 in 2024.

Her birth was announced via Instagram with a picture of the newborn and the caption, "Our sweet baby girl, Marli, is here." 

Chance had first broke the big news of the pregnancy in a March 2019 Instagram post with the caption, "New baby droppin' September," alongside a message revealing the child was a girl. 

Shortly following Marli's birth, Chance postponed his tour for his debut studio album, The Big Day, out of a desire to spend more time with his family. 

"When Kensli was born, I went on tour two weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life," Chance captioned the Instagram announcement. "I realize that I can’t make that mistake again."

In a 2020 interview with People, Chance reflected on fatherhood and his appreciation for having more time with his family amid the pandemic. During this time, Chance celebrated a precious milestone — Marli's first word, "Dada."

Chance the Rapper's daughters inherited his musical talent 

A closeup of Chance The Rapper during The Voice Season 25 Episode 9

With a multi-Grammy-winning father, all eyes have been on Chance's little ones to see if they are also interested in music. Chance has delighted in revealing his daughters already have musical talent, as proven in December 2023 after he invited Marli onstage in Mexico to sing his track ''Work Out'' to a crowd of adoring fans. 

In honor of Marli's 4th birthday, Chance posted a thoughtful Instagram slideshow of pictures and clips of Marli growing up, one video showcasing her impressive rendition of "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid. 

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In February 2024, Chance confirmed in an interview with TODAY that his daughters have started following in his musical footsteps. 

''They both are into music," Chance revealed. "Marli just got a drum kit that she's in love with. And Kensli just got a trumpet, but Kensli's been playing piano for about a year."

Chance the Rapper took his daughters to Disney World for Spring Break

In March 2024, Chance the Rapper and his mom, Lisa Thompson, went to Disney World with his two girls.

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The video compilation he posted on Instagram included pictures of videos the little girls exploring The Rainforest Cafe, looking at rides with awe, posing in front of the Magic Kingdom castle and the Tree of Life, meeting Princess Tiana, and more.

But the best part? Chance singing the words ''spring break'' over and over again, while noting that his mom came along and that his back hurt afterwards.

Chance the Rapper's Nephews Logan and Charlie

On October 16, Chance shared a most heart-warming Instagram series of him playing with an adorable baby— his nephew, Logan.

In the photo set, he can be seen cradling his 7-month-old nephew — Logan is the youngest son of Chance's brother, Taylor Bennett — then giving him a smooch on the head. Then, we catch a glimpse of Chance encouraging the baby to walk towards him.

"I luh ya boy," Chance affectionately captioned the post. 

Chance helped welcome Logan's older brother, Charlie, into the world on Instagram in 2018, and wished him a happy birthday in November 2023 with a sweet photoset.

Who is Kirsten Corley?

In April 2024, Chance the Rapper and his wife Kirsten Corley confirmed they were splitting up. She is the mother of his two daughters.

Corely is also an entrepreneur as the proud founder and CEO of World of BOBY, a children's apparel line she launched in July 2021. According to the brand's website, World of BOBY was "born out of the desire to see more representation and inclusivity in the kids' apparel space." 

Aside from her clothing line, Corley also modeled for several brands from 2014 to 2016, according to Fashion Public Magazine, including Alexander Wang, Shelby Steiner, and Vogue.

Originally published Mar 12, 2024.