Meet Cardi B’s Mother Clara Almánzar: Is She Trinidadian?

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Clara Almánzar is recognized as the mother of an American rapper and songwriter Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Cephus, popularly known as Cardi B. Her daughter is a Grammy-award-winning rapper who first rose to prominence as an influencer on Vine and Instagram.

Though Clara is a celebrity mother, her inside details are very less known as the celebrity mom prefers to live a private lifestyle. To date, Almanzar herself never comes to the front of the media to talk about her inside life. However, being the mom of such a renowned American artist, people do have curiosity about her.

So, today, in this article, we are going to explore everything about Cardi B’s mother Clara Almánzar from her early life to her marriage and children. Here we go!

Profile Summary

Date of BirthSeptember 19, 1965
Zodiac SignVirgo
HusbandCarlos Alman
Net WorthN/A
ChildrenTwo (Cardi B and Hennessy Carolin)
Current ResidenceNew York
OccupationGrocery store cashier
Full NameClara Mercedes Almánzar

Cardi B’s Mother, Clara Almánzar Is  Trinidadian: What Is Her Ethnicity?

Clara Almánzar was born Clara Mercedes Disla Arenzo on September 19, 1965, in Trinidad, a Caribbean nation near Venezuela. As of 2023, she is 57 years of age.

Clara Almánzar is currently in her 50s
Clara Almánzar on her birthday

Clara being a Trini was confirmed when her daughter once tweeted about her origin. In April 2016, her famous daughter Cardi B tweeted,

A lot of people calling me a immigrant lol my mum is Trini &spaniard my pop Dominican i was born in wash heights raised in The Bronx

Likewise, she presumably spent some years of her early childhood in her hometown and later relocated to the USA.

As for Clara’s ethnicity, Cardi B’s mother belongs to a mixed ethnical race as her mom is Trinidadian and her dad is of Spanish descent.

How Many Siblings Does Clara Almánzar Have? Her Family 

Clara is not the only child of her parents. She was raised by he parents alongside her 12 siblings.

Clara Almánzar has 12 siblings
Clara Almánzar with her two sisters

Among 12, 9 of them are her sisters and 3 are her brothers. Her sibling’s name has not been revealed yet.

Career Detail: What Does Clara Almánzar Do?

The 57 years old Clara is possibly living a retired life. However, back in her young days, Cardi B’s mother used to work as a Cashier in a grocery store in the Highbridge neighborhood of the South Bronx. In fact, Almanzar was doing double duty to support her family at that time.

Though Almanzar was working hard to support her family financially, it was not enough for them to have a good lifestyle. Regarding her job, her daughter has mentioned multiple times that her parents had a poor regular job. Because of this, her teen daughter also started doing the job at an Amish deli in Tribeca but sadly the singer was fired later. Then, the artist joined as a dancer at a strip club to support herself economically which helped her fulfill her life dreams.

Clara Almánzar Was The Wife To Carlos Alman: Are They Still Together?

The Trinidad native was married to a taxi driver Carlos Alman. The couple walked down the aisle in 1991 and were on good terms initially. From their marriage, they even welcomed two little munchkins together. However, as time passed, their marital life started deteriorating and after living together as a husband and wife for fourteen years, they went their separate ways.

Clara Almánzar is ex-wife to Carlos Alman
Clara Almánzar ex-husband with their daughter

It is reported that the former husband and wife finalized their divorce in 2005. As of now, it’s been already more than two decades since their separation.

Clara Almánzar Shares Two Children With Her Ex-Husband

From her decade of marriage with her ex-husband, Clara welcomed two daughters. Cardi B is her first child who was born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar on October 11, 1992. As of 2023, her elder daughter is 30 years of age. As we all know, Cardi B is an accomplished rapper and songwriter with eight Billboard Music Awards, Grammy Awards, six Guinness World Records, Six American music awards, and many more.

Clara Almánzar is a mother
Clara Almánzar with her two daughters

Likewise, she has a younger daughter named Hennessy Carolin who was born on December 22, 1995. She is currently 27 years old and is equally popular as her sister, Cardi B. Hennessy is a social media influencer with 7.9 million followers on Instagram.

On the other hand, Clara’s ex-husband is the father of six more children, two daughters Nicauly Villalona, and Maciel Almanzar, and also four sons, among which one is Fernando Almanzar.

While talking about her motherhood journey, the Taki Taki Singer once revealed,

My dad has eight kids (two are Cardi B and her Sister), and we all get along, and it feels better, fullest.

Clara’s Younger Daughter Is Bisexual

Her daughter Hennessey is bisexual. She opened up about her sexual orientation in the year 2018. At the time, she also revealed that she is in a relationship with a girl named Michelle Diaz.

Following her revelation, her big sister Cardi B came in support of her. But, it is reported that Clara couldn’t accept her daughter’s sexuality initially. When her daughter confronted her about her sexual orientation, she first remained in a phase of denial but, at present, everything has been sorted out.

Now the mother-daughter share a good bonding with each other. Once on her birthday, her younger child Caroline captioned her picture and wrote,

Happy Birthday Amazing Mom !!! We Love You!! What an amazing mom god has blessed me

Clara Almánzar Is A Grandmother

From her daughter Cardi B’s relationship with an American rapper Offset, she is a grandmother of two. Clara has a granddaughter named Kulture Kiari Cephus, 4, and a grandson Wave Set Cephus, 1.

Clara Almánzar is a grandmother of two and step-grandmom of three
Clara Almánzar’s grandchildren with their parents

Besides, she is also a grandmother of her daughter’s step-children Jordan Cephus, 13, Kody Cephus, 7, and Kalea Marie Cephus, 7.

Is Clara Almanazar On Instagram? Her Social Media Handles

The celebrity mother doesn’t have an account on any social media sites, neither Instagram nor Facebook and Twitter.

On the other hand, her grammy award-winning daughter Cardi B is on Instagram with 152 million followers.

Where Is Clara Almánzar Now?

As aforementioned, Cardi B’s mom is a private person. But, sources report Clara is now residing in the home that her famous daughter Cardi B bought for her in New York. About her whereabouts, there are other speculations too. Speaking of which, Almanzar is now living somewhere in the Dominican Republic with her new husband.

Clara Almánzar’s Daughter Is A Millionaire

To date, Clara’s net worth is off the radar. But her popular daughter Cardi B has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of 2023.


Is Cardi B’s mother Trinidadian?

Yes, Cardi B’s mother Clara is Trinidadian.

What Does Clara Do?

She is a former grocery store cashier.

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