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Fantasia Barrino is pregnant with her third child. The American Idol 2004 winner made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday.

This will be the first child for Fantasia, 36, and her husband Kendall Taylor, 40. In the video, Fantasia said the couple struggled to conceive, and she quoted a Bible scripture about "Rachel".

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She said she got inspiration when she read TD Jakes' book, When Woman Pray -- and "I started praying like Rachel."

Someone off camera toss a Dior diaper bag toward Fantasia who caught it with one hand.

Then she stood up to reveal her baby bump. "So I would say keep trying, and you will conceive," she told her fans, as Kendall kissed her baby bump.

"We're having a baby, y'all!" he said.

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Fantasia already has two children - a son named Dallas with ex-boyfriend Antwuan Cook, and a 19-year-old daughter named Zion Quari Barrino.

Kendall also has a child from a prior relationship. He was previously sued for child support.
 

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Nicki Minaj finally revealed her baby's gender in an Instagram post on Thursday. The 37-year-old Sagittarius shared photos of cards she received with her baby gifts from her celebrity friends.

She captioned the photos: "Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time. It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world."

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Nicki, 37, and her husband, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, welcomed their first child on Sept. 30. She waited 2 weeks to reveal the baby's gender.

Rumor has it they named the little tyke Roman Zolanski -- after her alter ego.

Nicki and Kenny were married in 2019.
 

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Kelly Rowland is expecting her second child with her husband Tim Weatherspoon.

The former Destiny's Child singer told Women's Health magazine that she and Weatherspoon had discussed potentially having another child when the Covid-19 pandemic happened, at which point they decided to, "see what happens".

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Kelly is already mother to 5-year-old son Titan Weatherspoon.

The 39-year-old added that she was nervous about sharing her happy news considering the high-risk of having a baby while pushing 40.

She is also concerned about the fading coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming U.S. presidential election. "But you still want to remind people that life is important. And being able to have a child," she told Women's Health. "I'm knocking at 40's door in February. Taking care of myself means a lot to me."

Kelly has been taking regular yoga classes, as well as walking and stretching alongside a physical therapist. And while she's been craving chocolate and peanut butter, she's managed to maintain the majority of her healthy diet - which includes drinking four liters of water per day.

The singer revealed her pregnancy by showing off her growing baby bump on the cover of the publication. Her baby is due later this year.
 

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Nicki Minaj is a first-time mom. The 37-year-old rapper safely delivered her newborn on Wednesday in Los Angeles, sources tell TMZ. Nicki and husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty haven't revealed the baby's name or sex.

Nicki confirmed her pregnancy back in July, after months of rumors and speculation. She posted a series of photos showing her growing belly. She captioning one post, "#Preggers." She did the photoshoot with famed photographer David LaChappelle.

In June, Nicki flaunted her swollen breasts on Instagram. She asked her followers for tips on the best-fitting maternity bras.

"Oh hey if u wear a triple D cup/double E cup or bigger, what bra is actually comfortable on u? Asking for a friend," she captioned the post.

She received 33,000 responses in her Instagram post from first-time moms who went through the exact "growing pains" and purchased new bras.

The best answer was: "None of them are comfortable."
 


 


 

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Vanessa Bryant, widow of the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, shared a photo of herself cuddling Win Russell, the 2-month-old son of Ciara and Russell Wilson.

"The sweetest," Russell commented on the post. "We love you Auntie V!"

Vanessa, 38, is close friends of Ciara and Russell. She recently gushed about her "amazing friends" in late August.

Vanessa and the Wilsons became closer after Kobe and Vanessa's daughter, Gianna, died in a fiery helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. in January.

Kobe and Vanessa also shared daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 1.

In August, Ciara shared a photo of herself posing with Vanessa and her daughters Bianka and Capri.

"Seeing you and the girls smile makes my heart smile," wrote Ciara, 34.

"You're the toughest mama I know. Seeing you put one foot forward each day is admirable.

"It ain't easy, but if I know one thing, Mamba Queen's capable of it all. Love you V. @VanessaBryant. #MambaDay".

 

Vanessa posted the same photo on her Instagram account. She captioned the image:

"It takes a village. Thank you to all my loving family, amazing friends and wonderful fans for your love and support. One day at a time."

 

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Retired rapper-turned-actor Bow Wow is a new dad. The pint sized star, born Shad Moss, confirmed reports that he fathered a secret lovechild with Instagram model Olivia Sky.

Bow Wow, 33, posted a photo of his adorable son, Prince, almost a week after Olivia hinted he was the father of her newborn. In a post on her Instagram Stories last week she called the newborn "My Dog For Life."

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The rapper hinted he was a dad on a new track "D.W.M.O.D.", telling his daughter, Shai Moss, she has a baby brother.

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He rhymed: "Shai asking about a brother, I don't know what to say/That's gone be one of them talks we have face-to-face/I'm looking in his eyes, I'm trying to see me in him/I'm peeping out his swag, and I see the resemblance."

The baby boy is the spitting image of his daddy. No paternity test is necessary.

Bow Wow has a history of failed relationships with industry socialites, including Kiyomi Leslie, Erica Mena and Ciara Wilson.

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Actor Larenz Tate recently spoke about raising Black sons in America. Tate and his wife of 14 years, Tomasina Tate, share three sons" Myles, 14, Zander, 12, and 6-year-old Zion.

During an appearance on TV One's UNCENSORED, Tate said his acting career has given his family a luxurious lifestyle, but he and Tomasina make sure their sons know that, despite their money, life is rough for a Black man in America.

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Tate said he and his wife tell their sons that Black boys are held to different standards than males who don't look like them.

"In this society, you as a young Black boy and how you are seen; you're gonna have great times, you're gonna have highs and lows," he said. "You're gonna have missteps, but understand with your missteps come consequences and your consequences are always gonna be more severe than those who don't look like you. It is what it is and we have seen that firsthand."

Tate said he doesn't want his boys to stop "living up to their full potential."

"So they understand, and I'll say don't let that reality stop you from being the best version of who you are and living up to your full potential, or feeling like you're boxed in, you can't do anything, you can’t breathe. Just understand how it goes. If you get stopped [by police], it's gonna be different for you than a kid who doesn't look like you."
 

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Martin Lawrence and his ex-wife Shamicka Gibbs celebrated their youngest daughter Amara Trinity's 18th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 20.

Lawrence posted a video of the celebration on Instagram.com. He captioned the video:

"Celebrating my daughter Amara's 18th birthday!

My daughter @jasmin_lawrence gives an inside look at our family's celebration of the birthday girl @ponyboiiimusic [cake emoji] #happybirthday #live."

In another post, he wrote, "My baby girl is 18 today! Man, time flies. I love you, Amara!! Happy Birthday! [heart emojis] #happybirthday #prouddad."

Lawrence, 55, and Gibbs share two daughters. Lawrence filed for divorce from Gibbs in 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.

He shares eldest daughter, Jasmine Page, with ex-wife, former Miss Virginia USA, Patricia Southall. They divorced in 1997.

Southall is currently married to former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.
 


 

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Wendy Williams posted a birthday tribute to her son filled with keepsakes from when he was born. But the sentiments of Wendy's post wasn't well received by her Instagram followers.

The 56-year-old daytime talk show Diva honored son Kevin Hunter Jr.'s 20th birthday with an Instagram tribute featuring keepsakes she'd held onto since he was born.

"Today is my biggest day! Son Kevin & I are celebrating his 20th birthday... He's in Miami & I'm in NYC, but love never stops," she wrote in the photo caption. "If you look closely you'll see remains of 1st hair cut, my cerclage is on sneaker, like a mom... I DO have all his teeth.

"I'm not a fan of cake, but today OK... for my son? What are you doing?"

After Googling "cerclage," some of Wendy's followers expressed their disgust.

"I'm more concerned about the cerclage ... it's the stitch(es) that hold your cervix closed. Whhhhyyyyy," wrote one IG user.

Another wrote, "What in the voodoo witchcraft is all that hair."

But others were more understanding, particularly those with an only child, like Wendy.

"I don't see anything wrong with this post still have two of my sons hair from their first hair cut and baby teeth and pics," wrote an IG user.

Kevin Jr. attends college in Miami.

Question: Did you save keepsakes and mementos from when your child was born?
 

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Congratulations are in order for the LaFlares, Keyshia Ka'Oir and Gucci Mane, who are apparently expecting their first child together.

Keyshia surprised her Instagram followers on Friday, when she posted a photo of her small baby bump. The mother-of-three captioned the image: "I ain't athletic but on @laflare1017 D I did gymnastics."

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The 35-year-old entrepreneur and socialite already has three children, two daughters and a son from a previous relationship.

Gucci Mane also has a 13-year-old son from a previous relationship.

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Keyshia and Gucci, 40, tied the knot in 2017 after dating for several years. The couple met on the set of his music video in Atlanta.

She waited for him when he served time in prison, and he rewarded her financially when he was released.

Before she was Mrs. LaFlare, Keyshia worked as a celebrity stylist on music video sets and photo shoots.

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With Gucci's money, she branched out into business ventures, including her own makeup line, Ka'Oir Cosmetics.

There is some mystery surrounding her age (some say she's at least 5 years older than her stated age). That would put her in the high-risk pregnancy category.
 

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