The ethnicity of Amber Rose is officially classified as mixed race. Her father is a native of Barbados of Italian descent, while her mother is of Cape Verdean descent. Amber Rose was born in the United States in the city of Philadelphia.
In 2014, Amber Rose filed for divorce from her husband Wiz Khalifa. The pair had been married in 2013 with a wedding ceremony that was not attended by some members of Amber Rose's family. According to a report on the Mirror, Amber Rose stated during an interview for the Oprah Winfrey Network that her family members declined to attend due to a prejudice against African Americans.