Rapper Logic and Wife Jessica Andrea Split

It appears to be over for Logic and Jessica Andrea. The rapper, 28, and the “Medicine” singer, 25, have separated after two years of marriage, Us Weekly has learned.

Everything appeared to be fine between the duo, who tied the knot in October 2015, at the 2018 Grammy awards back in January. The pair were all smiles on the red carpet, and Andrea captioned a photo from the event “back at it again with my #1💕.”

Logic, whose real name is Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, shared a photo from the Clive Davis party the night before with his “Grammy Family,” which included Andrea. He performed his hit “1-800-273-8255” with Alessia Cara and Khalid during the ceremony.

Andrea also posted a sweet message for her husband that month for his 28th birthday. “Happy birthday to my muffin @logic 💕 I can’t believe you are 28! 🤯YOU are magnificent and ONE in a million,” she wrote on January 22. “I’m grateful to be a part of your journey, 28 is going to be the BEST year yet for you!!! *fist pumps* ALSO, you get hotter & hotter everyday!!! just make sure you keep moisturizing your skin boo boo! I love you, cherish you, and just know you are only 2 more years till 30! Hehe!❤❤❤ I love you muffin!!!!!!! now let’s celebrate!!!!”

While it’s unclear when they split, fans recently noticed that Andrea unfollowed the “Take It Back” rapper on Instagram. She also shared a cryptic quote with fans on March 9.

“But the most beautiful things in life are not just things. They’re people, and places, memories and pictures. They’re feelings and moments and miles and laughter,” the quote read. She captioned the post, “travel the world. run through Times Square at 3am. scream one direction so loud in your car that everyone on the sidewalk can hear your emotions. laugh so hard that you literally feel like you can’t breathe. eat oreos for breakfast. make other people feel so alive when you’re around. the world is yours and make all the memories you can…because being alive & happy is a gift we all deserve ♥️.”

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At Belarussian Xata, Hearty Fare to Keep the Spirits Light

Fanned out on a platter are swirled bouquets of salo (cured fatback), in three varieties: Belarusian, plush and quick to liquid on the tongue; smoked, its flavor shading toward aged Cheddar; and Hungarian, aflutter with paprika. Stalks of green onion, cherry tomatoes and a broken-down head of garlic crowd around, with splendidly fuming potatoes in a skillet alongside. (A more modest, singular helping of salo is accompanied by batons of rye bread as fat as French fries, crisped in butter, rubbed with garlic and tumbled into a cone of newspaper.)

In borscht, the sweetness of the beets is kept in check by salty nubs of pork and beef. Yellow split pea soup, soothing and mild, lands on the table with a pork rib jutting out, the hilt thoughtfully wrapped in foil and the meat smoke incarnate.

A night at Belarussian Xata can feel as though you’ve crashed a dozen parties at once, all in full swing. Credit Sasha Maslov for The New York Times

The main courses bring more pork. For machanka, hunks of rib, shoulder and a peasant-style sausage made in-house are left to commune in a pot for hours and presented with draniki or kerchiefs of blini, the better to soak up the stew. Neat bundles of cabbage divulge pork, beef and carrots, gently sweet. A monumental pork knuckle is braised and then baked until the fat wobbles off its flanks, calling to mind a slow avalanche.

The first Belarussian Xata opened in 2012 in the Basmanny District of Moscow, a few blocks from the Belarusian Embassy. Its Brooklyn outpost followed this past September, taking over a two-story building once home to Cafe Glechik, a Ukrainian spot. Marat Novikov, a businessman from Minsk who brought his family to Brooklyn in 1989, as the Soviet Union was reeling from internal unrest, runs both restaurants with the help of his son, Andrey; his daughter, Olga; and her husband, Steve Palanker, a native of Moldova.

A few recipes come from Mr. Novikov’s mother, like a perfect dessert of little orbs of tangy yogurt cheese, flecked with poppy seeds and simmered in sour cream. Room, too, should be made for sour cherry dumplings in crimson-stained skins and a trompe-l’oeil chocolate salami conjured out of crushed biscuits, cocoa, hazelnuts and prunes.

This is plenty, to be embraced and shared. A night at Belarussian Xata can feel as though you’ve crashed a dozen parties at once, all in full swing. One night, a group of women lingered for hours in a corner, deep in talk and growly laughter; only around 10 p.m. did their first zakuski arrive. They were in no hurry. They knew the value of time.

Belarussian Xata

1655 Sheepshead Bay Road

(Voorhies Avenue)

Sheepshead Bay



Recommended Dishes Salo platter; herring “village style”; borscht; pea soup with smoked rib; draniki with sour cream; kolduni with mushrooms; machanka; stuffed cabbage; mini cheese balls; chocolate rulyada; sour cherry dumplings.

Price $ $ (moderate)

Open Daily for lunch and dinner.

Reservations Accepted.

Wheelchair Access The first-floor dining room is on the same level as the sidewalk; the second-floor dining room is accessible via elevator. Restrooms are equipped with a handrail.

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