The “Trilogy” crooner announced yesterday that she’s expecting her third child, her second with her husband Mike Mora.
The songstress, 40, shared the big news on Instagram with a positive First Response pregnancy test. She also stressed the importance of having a healthy pregnancy as a black woman. Black women have the highest maternal mortality rates and with that in mind, Kelis is donating to Black Mamas Matter to ensure that black women are properly protected while with child.
“Chef Kelis – table for 5 please. We’re adding one more! Happy to announce that I’m expecting and I’m partnering with @firstresponsepregnancy, as they are committed to supporting healthy, equitable pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a nurturing environment for black women and mothers.”
Don’t be afraid to look for a team that looks like you and can relate with a level of care that will make you feel your most comfortable. It’s your right. It’s our right. And we must demand not only what’s best for us, but for our community. So, I’m so grateful to be able to work with First Response and to announce that a charitable donation to @blackmamasmatter will be made on my behalf. @blackmamasmatter is an organization that’s working to ensure Black mamas have the rights, respect, resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy. Together we can change these statistics, one woman at a time.
Kelis shares a son, Knight, with her ex-hubby Nas, and a son, Shepherd, with her husband Mike. Mike, a real estate agent, and Kelis have been married since 2014. During her second pregnancy with son Shepherd, the Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef told US Weekly that she had a hankering for tomatoes.
“I’m pregnant! I’m so excited! It’s really amazing,” the then 36-year-old told US, adding that she’s been craving tomatoes recently. “My neighbor grows tomatoes and leaves them on my doorstep and I’ll cut them up, use salt and pepper, and just eat them like that!”