Meet Carlos Alman, Cardi B’s Dad Who Worked as a Cab Driver

Carlos Alman is the father of Cardi B, the famous American rapper. He was born on 19th March 1958, and so is currently 66 years old. Carlos, who once worked as a cab driver in the U. S., is a Dominican Republic native.

Cardi B’s dad relocated to America, New York, precisely, in 1990. There, he met and married Clara Almánzar, with whom he had Cardi B and her younger sister, Hennessy Carolina. Unfortunately, their marriage only survived for a few years. While Carlos still lives in the United States, he left cab driving a long time ago.

Summary of Carlos Alman’s Biography

  • Full Name: Carlos Almanza
  • Nickname: Carlos Alman
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 19th of March 1958
  • Carlos Alman’s Age: 66 Years Old
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: Dominican-American
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Carlos Alman’s Ex-Wife: Clara Almánzar
  • Carlos Alman’s Parents: Esperanza Almánzar
  • Carlos Alman’s Children: Eight
  • Carlos Alman’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Carlos Alman’s Height in Centimetres: 180 cm
  • Famous For: Being the father of Cardi B
  • Facebook: Carlos Alman

Who Is Carlos Alman, Cardi B’s Dad?

Carlos Alman was born on 19th March 1958, and this means he is currently 66 years old. Although it’s known that he was born in the Dominican Republic, the exact place where he was born is not known.

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He migrated to the United States in his early 30s (1990), and years later, he became a citizen of the country. This means he has dual citizenship, he’s Dominican-American. However, he is of mixed ethnicity.

Owing to the fact that he is not a mainstream celebrity, there are a lot of grey areas in Carlos’ early life and family background. As a result, very little is known about his parents. While the name of his father and what he did for a living has never been mentioned in the public space, reports have it that his mother is a Dominican native called Esperanza Almánzar.

Just like we hardly know anything about his parents, information about his siblings (if any) is also non-existent. The same goes for his academic history, but if he acquired any form of education, it would likely be in his home country, as he was already a full-grown man when he migrated to America.

What Does Cardi B’s Dad Do for a Living?

There’s no information about whatever job Carlos Alman currently does for a living, but it is common knowledge that he made ends meet by working as a cab driver after he relocated to the United States. However, he has since retired from it.

Although working as a cab driver brought in some money for Carlos, it was never enough to take care of his responsibilities. His daughter, Cardi B, somewhat confirmed this when she revealed that she was raised by poor parents, even though she also said that her father did what he had to do to support the family.

This was probably Cardi B’s reason for getting a job at Amish Deli in Tribeca during her teens. She was later fired, and afterward, she landed another job as a strip dancer across the street. According to her, she took the job in order to escape poverty and domestic violence and also because she needed enough money to get an education.

Carlos Alman Married Clara Almanzar in 1991

Meet Carlos Alman, Cardi B's Dad Who Worked as a Cab Driver
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Not long after he moved to the United States, Carlos Alman met his future wife, Clara Almanzar, a Trinidadian woman who worked as a grocery store cashier (now retired). Details of when and how they met and how long they dated before they tied the knot are not known, but it’s reported that they wedded in New York in 1991.

While the exact date their marriage took place has never been disclosed, information from several online sources shows that they stayed married for fourteen years before they started experiencing marital problems. This resulted first in a separation and later in a divorce which was finalized sometime in 2005. Though their marriage failed, Cardi B once revealed that her parents maintained a cordial relationship afterward.

Because most information about him hardly ever makes its way to the media, it is not known if Carlos Alman later remarried or if he has been in a relationship with any other woman since his divorce.

Does Carlos Alman Have Other Children Besides His Famous Daughter, Cardi B?

Although Cardi B’s popularity is the reason her father, Carlos, is known today, she is not his only child. His first marriage to Cardi B’s mother, Clara Almanzar, also produced another daughter named Hennessy Carolina, who was born on the 22nd of December 1995, almost three years after Cardi B was born.

Hennessy is a social media personality and fashion blogger. Also a reality television star, she appeared in two series of Love & Hip Hop: New York from 2016 and 2018 as a supporting cast member.

Meanwhile, even before he got married to Clara, Carlos had already fathered six children from his first marriage. They include two daughters named Nicauly Villalona and Maciel Almanzar and four sons, but only Fernando Almanzar is known.

In addition to being a father of eight grown-up children, Carlos Alman is also a grandfather. While his grandchildren might be many, only two are known to the public, and they are Kulture Kiari Cephus (born July 10, 2018) and Wave Set Cephus (born September 4, 2021), Cardi B’s children with her husband, Offset.

Are Carlos and Cardi B on Good Terms?

The fact that he is divorced from Cardi B’s mother notwithstanding, Carlos Alman has never stopped being in their children’s lives. Judging by how Cardi B has talked about her father in different interviews, it’s easy to see that they have a very healthy relationship. She once described her father and mother as “real good parents,” giving them credit for always ensuring that she stayed on the right path.

Chidimma Treasure
Chidimma Treasure
Chidimma is a writer and editor that has spent the last five years researching celebrities' biographies to uncover unknown facts about their personal lives


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