Tory Lanez's Wife Files For Divorce Amidst His Prison Sentence

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DAVIE, FLORIDA - JUNE 04: Tory Lanez performs onstage during Celebrity Sports Entertainment Presents Tory Lanez & Jen Selter at DAER Nightclub on June 04, 2021 in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
The singer will become a single mind behind bars.

Tory Lanez's fall from grace has been steep. The singer is currently serving a ten year prison sentence for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. He was convicted of "first-degree assault with a firearm, discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, and having a concealed firearm in a vehicle" in 2023, and he will not be eligible for parole until September 2029. When his parole hearing arises, however, Lanez will be a single man. His wife of less than a year, Raina Chassagne, has officially filed a divorce petition.

TMZ reports that Chassagne filed the petition during the first week of June. She cited "irreconcilable differences" as her reasoning, and is lobbying to get sole custody of their son, Kai. Lanez and Chassagne got married on June 25, 2023, meaning the union failed to last even one year. That being said, the timing of their wedding had many insiders theorizing that there was an ulterior motive. Back in September, legal journalist Meghann Cuniff noted that Lanez's bail motion coincided with his decision to get engaged and then married to Chassagne in quick succession.

Tory Lanez Got Married Back In June 2023

It was widely speculated that Tory Lanez tied the knot when he did, so that he could avoid deportation back to Canada. "From his sentencing hearing engagement announcement to his bail motion wedding announcement," Cuniff tweeted. "Tory Lanez's relationship status has advanced rapidly in the last few weeks. His fiancée is now his wife, according to the motion." Raina Chassagne brought her son to visit Lanez in prison. Daily Mail reported that she was seen sobbing during the R&B singer's sentencing. She also tried to urge the judge to exercise leniency in Lanez's sentencing. She cited his dedication as a dad, but the plea did not prove effective.

Tory Lanez has discussed the importance of his son in his life. In 2022, he told HNHH that Kai was born the day he was arrested. "What a lot of people don't know [is] the day my son was born was the day I got locked," he noted. "April 12th. I was coming out of the hospital, I was leaving the parking lot. I didn’t even get out of the parking lot.. But that’s something special about the day he was born. I'll always remember it." The singer also made reference to Chassagne, claiming they had a good relationship. "I'm not one of those child support … you know, situations. We've got a good understanding of what's going on." It looks like things have changed, however.

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Elias is a music writer at HotNewHipHop. He joined the site in 2024, and covers a wide range of topics, including pop culture, film, sports, and of course, hip-hop. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Friday, especially when it comes to the coverage of new albums and singles. His favorite artists are Andre 3000, MF Doom, pre-808s Kanye West and Tyler, The Creator. He loves L.A. hip-hop but not L.A. sports teams. The first album he ever bought was Big Willie Style by Will Smith, which he maintains is still a pretty good listen.