Amber Rose (born October 21, 1982) is an American model, socialite and former exotic dancer, best known for her relationship with musician Kanye West and now rapper Wiz Khalifa. Her mother is of Cape Verdean descent & her father is of Italian descent. She is the youngest child of Shauna and Juan Palmer. Her parents divorced when she was 3 years old, and she was raised by her maternal aunt, Mary Lakes. Rose originally wanted to own a restaurant because she enjoyed food but instead turned to modeling as a career. She is also one of Pop recording artist Rihanna's close friends.