Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones arrive at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards
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A 'Love and Hip-Hop' Love Story: A Look at Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin's Years-Long Romance

Jim Jones and Chrissy became one of reality TV's power couples in the early 2010s, but the timeline of their relationship goes back decades.


Jun. 4 2024, Updated 4:57 p.m. ET

The relationship between Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin has captivated audiences since the couple appeared on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop.

The pair were a part of the reality show’s original cast, which also featured Fabolous's girlfriend, Emily Bustamante, and former G-Unit singer Olivia. Jim and Chrissy’s time on the series was filled with drama, but the pair remain closer than ever.

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Jim has been a prominent rap figure since the 2000s. He is a founding member of the hip-hop group The Diplomats, commonly known as Dipset.

Jim played a pivotal role in shaping the sound of the East Coast group, responsible for hits like “We Fly High (Ballin')” and “I Really Mean It.” Alongside Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey, Jim helped pioneer a movement that would leave an enduring impact on the genre.

However, Jim is just as famous for his relationship with Chrissy. The pair were staples on reality television for years, and now fans want to know more about their time together. Here is a timeline of Jim and Chrissy’s relationship.

2004: Jim and Chrissy officially meet in Miami.

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Chrissy Lampkin (L) and Jim Jones backstage at D'usse Palooza at Barclays Center on December 13, 2019 in New York City.

Jim and Chrissy’s relationship began in 2004 after a chance meeting in a Miami lounge. In an interview with Global Grind TV, Jim said Chrissy was “sweating” him for his number. However, Chrissy insists the two were familiar with each other before their South Beach encounter.

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2011: ‘Love & Hip Hop’ introduces Jim and Chrissy to a national audience.

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Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones arrive at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Little is known about Jim and Chrissy’s relationship between their 2004 meeting and their time on Love & Hip Hop. But when the show premiered in 2011, the pair were thicker than thieves, and their relationship was going strong.

At the end of the first season, Chrissy decided to take things to the next level by asking Jim to marry her. The moment left Jim stunned, but the “We Fly High” rapper accepted her proposal.

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2012: Jim proposes to Chrissy, but they never make it down the aisle.

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Jim Jones and Chrissy attend the "Nasty Girl" video release event.

During a January 2012 episode of Love & Hip Hop, Jim Jones surprised Chrissy with a heartfelt proposal in Miami Beach. Chrissy's acceptance of the proposal suggested a promising future for the couple.

Unfortunately, their stint on Love & Hip Hopendedtriumphantly returned came to an end after the season's conclusion. Nevertheless, they made a triumphant return to television with their own reality show, Chrissy and Mr. Jones.

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2019: The couple takes marriage off the table.

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Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones attends 2020 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH.

Jim and Chrissy returned to Love & Hip for Season 10 with a new outlook on life. They later suggested that they were no longer looking to get married but insisted that their relationship was stronger than ever.

“To be honest with you, it’s not a priority anymore,” said Lampkin. “Our relationship is in a good place. I thought that [marriage] was the natural progression, but it’s not for everybody. So, we’re good right now.”

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2024: Jim celebrates Chrissy’s birthday, but fans wonder why they still aren’t married.

On April 28, Chrissy celebrated her 53rd birthday alongside her longtime beau. Videos of Chrissy’s celebration were shared online, and people quickly began sharing their opinions.

“She really wasted her youth on this guy,” one person wrote, while another added, “Before yall start, they relationship lasting longer than married [people.]”

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