When the rest of the world found out a couple of years ago that hip-hop megastar Drake had a baby, naturally one of the first questions was, “Who is Drake’s baby mama?”
The answer to that question would be Sophie Brussaux, a visual artist and former model originally from France, with whom Drake had a brief relationship around 2017. Their child, Adonis, turned three years old this month and is already so popular that when he’s featured in one of his mother’s Instagram posts, it’s an automatic six figures in likes.
Sophie Brussaux’s profile has of course gotten bigger now that the public knows her connection to Drake, but there’s still a lot that fans and followers don’t know about the 6 God’s baby mama.
1. Sophie Brussaux Is A Painter
From portraits of historically famous figures to politically-driven abstracts, Sophie’s art has captured the attention of aficionados across the globe. In 2019, she met Pope Francis and gave him a portrait that she’d painted of him. She’s done pieces on the Obamas, Muhammad Ali, Sophia Loren and Frida Kahlo, among others. On her website, Sophie describes her art as combining “her fascination for culture and social paradigms with a love of colorful pop-art and symbolism.”
2. She Started A Non-Profit Organization For Artists
Sophie, 31 years old, is a co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of ArtsHelp, a non-profit organization that develops projects and programming for artists to impact social change. The organization works with artists all over the world.
3. Sophie Brussaux Used To Go By The Name Rosee Divine
Before she focused her attention on her art, Sophie Brussaux was a model who appeared in some videos under the name Rosee Divine. She was also featured in some adult-themed videos, however, the label “porn star” is a touchy subject that depends on your interpretation.
4. She Has 2 College Degrees
Talented and educated, Sophie has two college degrees: International Affairs and Wealth Management. Before college, Sophie finished her high school education in France at the Bordeaux International School.
5. Drake Has Mentioned Her In Songs
In the song “When To Say When” from his Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape released earlier this year, Drake mentioned Sophie Brussaux — not by name — in a line that drew some controversy. Drake rapped, “Baby mama fluke, but I love her for who she is.” The lyric was criticized and seen by some people as disrespectful and dismissive of the mother of his child.
6. Sophie + Drake Aren’t Dating Anymore
By all accounts, Drake and Sophie Brussaux only hooked up a few times leading up to her pregnancy, and they’re definitely not a couple today. After the existence of Drake’s baby became public knowledge — thanks to rapper Pusha T revealing it in a diss track about Drake — and Sophie entered the public eye, it was then revealed that Drake wanted her to get an abortion. While Adonis’ parents are not together, they have learned how to co-parent. In LeBron James‘ HBO Series, The Shop, Drake said,
“I am a single father learning to communicate with a woman, who, we’ve had our moments. I do want to be able to explain to my son what happened. But I don’t have any desire for him to not love his mother. I don’t ever want the world to be angry at his mother. We have found ourselves in a situation and we are both equally responsible. Now, I’m just really excited to be a great father. No matter what happens, I have unconditional love for the mother of my child because I want him to love his mother and I have to project that energy.”