French Montana studied at the Bronx high schools of Lehman and Roosevelt.
Rapper, singer, songwriter
- Father – Abdela Kharbouch
- Mother – Khadija Guled
- Siblings – Zack Kharbouch (Younger Brother) (Part of Coke Boys Records), Ayoub Kharbouch (Younger Brother)
Gabriel “Gaby” Acevedo (via Complex)
Coke Boys, Bad Boy, Epic, Maybach Music Group, Interscope Records
6 ft 3 in or 191 cm
89 kg or 196 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
French Montana has dated –
- Deen Kharbouch (2001-2014) – French Montana started going out with model Deen Kharbouch in 2001. After dating for almost 6 years, they got married in 2007. Deen gave birth to the son, Kruz in 2009. However, with Montana’s career taking off, their relationship started to crumble as they failed to deal with the spotlight. They separated in 2012 with Deen accusing her husband of abandoning family after becoming successful. They finalized the divorce in 2014.
- Keyshia Dior (2012) – French Montana reportedly had a very short-lived fling with model Keyshia Dior in 2012.
- Sophia Body (2012-2014) – French Montana met Sophia Body in November 2011 in Toronto in a music release party hosted by rapper Belly. The relationship was pretty serious as Sophia called Montana love of her life in a 2015 interview. She revealed that they were on amicable terms post separation.
- Draya Michele (2013) – In June 2013, French was reported to be dating actress and fashion designer Draya Michele.
- Trina (2012-2014) – French was in a live-in relationship with rapper Trina in 2014. They, however, had started dating in November 2012 and dated ON and OFF until 2014. She claimed in an interview that their relationship was “some fun thing without a title.” However, she decided to leave him after she found out that he was messing with Khloe Kardashian behind her back.
- Amber Rose (2014-2018) – RUMOR
- Khloe Kardashian (2014-2015) – French Montana had a very ON and OFF relationship with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian. And, even after they officially broke up in 2014, the rumors of them hooking back up continued to pop in the media. Khloe believed that she had jumped into the relationship with French too soon after her separation from Lamar Odom, which doomed their relationship.
- Candice Brook (2014) – In November 2014, French Montana was RUMORed to be dating the Instagram model Candice Brook after they were pictured at the LAX Airport catching a flight.
- Sanaa Lathan (2015) – In June 2015, Diddy posted a video on his Instagram of him partying with French Montana and actress Sanaa Lathan which gave a slight wind to the dating rumors of the latter two. Then, the second video came which had visibly drunk Sanaa sitting on Montana’s lap. Later, she confirmed about them dating on Big Boy‘s Neighborhood radio show.
- Iggy Azalea (2016) – Montana was reportedly dating Australian singer Iggy Azalea after they were spotted holidaying together in the Mexican resort in Cabo in August 2016. The couple called it quits towards the end of 2016.
- Rosa Acosta (2017)
Race / Ethnicity
French Montana’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 42 in or 107 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 13.5 in or 34 cm
- Waist – 33 in or 84 cm
French Montana has served as the brand ambassador for
- Ciroc (Vodka Brand)
- Pelle Pelle (Fashion Brand)
- Childsplay clothing
- Grenco Science’s G Pen
- Heads Audio
Montana has also made music for a Nike TV commercial.
Best Known For
- Being the founder of Coke Boys Records.
- His collaborations with leading rappers such as Rick Ross and Sean Combs.
French Montana released his first studio album, Excuse My French in 2013. It reached #4 on Billboard 200 and #1 US’s Hip Hop albums.
Montana made his film debut with 2016 rom-com film The Perfect Match as himself.
First TV Show
French first appeared in the reality comedy show Ridiculousness in 2011 as himself.
French Montana lost weight in the mid-2010s which happened due to his CrossFit workout routines. As part of his exercise regime, he performs series of bodyweight exercises such as pushups, pull-ups, and squats along with strength training moves like shoulder press and curls in a quick circuit sequence without any rest in between exercises.
French Montana Favorite Things
- Watch – Presidential Rolex
- Sneakers – Blue Penny Hardaway
- Restaurant – Sammy’s Fish Box in City Island
- Headphones – Beats by Dre
- Sound System – Bang & Olufsen
- Liquor Brands – Patrón, Hennessy, CÎROC, Heineken
- Car – Rolls Royce Ghost
- Tourist Spot – Key West
- Bottled Water – Poland Spring Water
Source – Interview Magazine
French Montana Facts
- On August 5, 2011, French Montana was involved in an ugly incident as rapper Jim Jones and his entourage threw liquor bottles and glasses on the performers (which included Montana) on stage at Funkmaster Flex’s birthday party.
- Montana is proficient in multiple languages and can easily converse in Arabic, French, and English.
- While leaving the recording studio in New York City in 2003, he was shot in the head which took him several weeks to recover fully while being hospitalized.
- In March 2013, Montana’s tour bus was suspected to be a target of shooting on the Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia. On being questioned by the authorities, Montana denied being intended as the target.
- French is very fond of keeping pet animals which range from dogs to exotic animals. In December 2013, he revealed that he had bought two baby tigers. He gave them up shortly, citing difficulty in feeding and caring.
- In November 2019, he was hospitalized due to cardiac issues and stomach pains. He had later revealed that he had collapsed after consuming too many prescription pills like Adderall and Percocets along with alcohol.