She worked as a waitress while living in London by herself at age 15.
Her family moved from London to Kosovo when she was 13. She returned to London to pursue music.
Her parents are Kosovar. She was inspired to pursue music by her father, a musician named Dukagjin Lipa. She has a sister named Rina and a brother named Gjin. She began dating Anwar Hadid in 2019. She was previously in a relationship with LANY frontman Paul Klein and British chef Isaac Carew.