(born October 21, 1982) is an American model, socialite and former exotic dancer, best known for her relationship with musician Kanye West. 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.