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Nicole Covone: Who is Lil Durk’s first baby mama?

Bruno Cooke December 22, 2021
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While he’s managed to keep a lot of his personal life out of the private eye, Lil Durk’s first baby mama is Nicole Covone. How many kids does Lil Durk have? What do we know about Nicole Covone?

Who is Nicole Covone?

Mother to the first two of Lil Durk’s (real name: Durk Derrick Banks) children, Nicole Covone and Durk started dating in 2008.

Covone gave birth to their firstborn, Angelo, three years later, making her Lil Durk’s first baby mama.

Another two years later, in 2013, Banks and Covone married, and welcomed their second child, Bella. 

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Around this time, in the summer of 2013, Covone appeared in court to defend her husband. Three years his senior, 23-year-old Covone was “literally about to pop”, according to sources.

On 20 July 2013, KollegeKidd reported the birth of Bella Banks.

Nicole Covone – known on social media as OTF_NIKKI – gave a “special shout out to my love”.

However, not long after Bella’s birth, Lil Durk’s third child Zayden was born. Of no relation to Nicole, Zayden’s birth shook her and Banks’ relationship.

They divorced shortly afterwards.

How many kids does Lil Durk have?

Lil Durk has six children, from five mothers.

Nicole Covone is the mother of his first two, Angelo and Bella. Whether Nicole Covone, as Lil Durk’s first baby mama, has ever met any of his others, is unknown.

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The identity of the mother of Durk’s third child, Zayden, is unknown. Likewise, Durk has kept the identities of the mothers of his fourth and fifth children secret.

Their names, however, are Du’mier and Skyler.

Durk’s current partner, Instagram influencer India Royale, gave birth to his sixth child, Willow Banks, in 2018.

Despite a string of ups and downs – the pair “broke up for 2min and 21sec” in 2017 – they seem to be still together, with Durk proposing to India in December 2021.

Lil Durk is now engaged to India Royale, HITC reports. He “surprised India” with a “romantic proposal” during a concert in Chicago. His children were present.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.