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Kehlani took her fans by absolute surprise on Friday (Oct. 12) by revealing that she is expecting her first child.
The R&B singer shared a series of stunning photos that showed off her baby bump. She also explained to her fans in an impassioned statement that hiding the news was particularly challenging, especially considering how upfront and personal she has been with them since the beginning of her career.
SHE DONT WANNA HIDE NO MO! this was so hard to contain. i’m so so so happy. the highest blessing one could receive. i love you already, mama. 4 months & so grateful 😍🌸 pic.twitter.com/yf6lwh2O50— Kehlani (@Kehlani) October 12, 2018
"If you know me, you know I've dreamt about motherhood since I was very young," Kehlani began on IG. "When asked what my goals are, it's always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus. I am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom I trust with my body and life after a very traumatic experience that had me afraid of interacting with men as a whole for what I was sure would be forever (I'll tell that story when it's time)."
As fans can recall, in 2016, the Bay Area native went through a life-changing and eye-opening experience when her personal dating life was put on blast, ultimately causing her to attempt to take her own life. After a hiatus from social media and healing on her own accord, Kehlani reemerged in the spotlight and going on to drop her debut album, SWEETSEXYSAVAGE in 2017.
"I knew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world but there isn't a word anyone would say my way that could take away from this," she continued on Instagram. "Dearest little girl, I am so proud to be your mommy. I am so proud to have received you. I cannot wait to meet you, I know you will be 50,000 times more special than I can even imagine at this moment."
While Kehlani did not name who she is beginning her family with, she did share she's already four months along and expecting a baby girl.
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i’ve always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments... this was the HARDEST to hide. if you know me, you know i’ve dreamt about motherhood since i was very young. when asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus . i am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom i trust with my body and life after a very traumatic experience that had me afraid of interacting with men as a whole for what i was sure would be forever (i’ll tell that story when it’s time). i knew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world but there isn’t a word anyone would say my way that could take away from this. dearest little girl, i am so proud to be your mommy. i am so proud to have received you. i cannot wait to meet you, i know you will be 50,000 times more special than i can even imagine at this moment. i am happy to document this journey and feel the freedom any pregnant person should. i’m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all... my partnership with my very best friend and lover, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives at @parteramidwifery and eventually... the little pumpkin! i am now a HOME. 4 months and counting with you, angel of mine. SHE DONT WANNN HIDE NO MO 🌸🦋😍 we’re so ready for you mija!
i have a daughter. me. i. me! kehlani! i have a mini on the way. my partner is my best friend and quite frankly the only man on earth i trust. we are SO READY FOR U MIJA!!!!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍— Kehlani (@Kehlani) October 12, 2018
the decision to share this with the world was a tough one, but i really want to experience the freedom and joy any normal pregnant person feels. i don’t want to hide. i want to walk around belly out everywhere. ME AND MY SHORTY OUT HERE!— Kehlani (@Kehlani) October 12, 2018