The couple wed on Thursday, Jan. 10, in a private ceremony. The pair’s loved ones appeared to be in attendance along with celebrity guests that included Jim Jones, Cam’ron, Maino, Joe Budden, Lil Kim, Freekey Zekey, and others.
Santana and Vanderhee have been together for 10 years and share two children together: 8-year-old son Juelz Santana James and 6-year-old daughter Bella Monroe James.
Fans felt the “Dipset” rapper and his longtime girlfriend wasted no time jumping the broom, seeing as he just proposed to Vanderhee in November 2018. He got down on one knee at the Apollo Theater while performing with his Dipset group members for the release of their “Diplomatic Ties” album.
“This my lady. She’s been rocking with me for a long, long time,” Santana told the crowd before pulling out a ring. “She stuck it out with a n—a through the ups and downs. I love you, baby. You’re my queen and I want to do this in front of everybody right here.”
The New York rapper’s wedding to Vanderhee follows shortly after he was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for a weapons charge in December. He attempted to bring a loaded gun in his luggage through the Newark Liberty International Airport in March 2018. Santana eluded police at the airport before turning himself over to authorities days later. Last August he pleaded guilty to weapons possession by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft in a federal court in Newark. The date of the start of his prison sentence remains unannounced.
Santana addressed his airport debacle on “LHHNY” and claimed the incident was the result of being high on Percocet, which he says he got hooked on after being prescribed painkillers following his dental procedures.
“I found out there was a gun in my bag on the radio like everybody else. I would never knowingly bring a gun to the airport,” Santana said during the VH1 series.
Santana and Vanderhee’s wedding news drew reactions from fans who said the rapper only married Vanderhee because he’s heading to prison.
“Why do all these lhh negroes get married right before they go to jail??? When he was free and not facing jail time, why couldn’t y’all get married then😐?”
“That was fast! So sad he had to wait till he thought he was going to jail to propose even dough she’s happy he looks miserable like wtf did I just do 🤦🏻♀️.”
One fan congratulated the couple and blasted naysayers who judged the pair’s situation.
“Awww, Finally they getting marry for long long time, I am very very happy for them. Everybody commenting is miserable and ya’ll don’t know what goes on in their household. Wishing them best luck health, happiness and future. ❤️😘😍🥰💍👑🎩🤵🏽.”