Kelis is pregnant with third child: ‘We’re adding one more’

Kelis announced her pregnancy on Instagram and it will be the second child she shares with her husband

Essence And Ford "My City 4 Ways"
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: Chef Kelis appears at Essence and Ford "My City 4 Ways" at Union Market on May 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Essence)

Looks like congratulations are in order for Kelis and family!

Wednesday, the singer turned chef took to social media to announce that she is expecting her third child and second with husband Mike Mora.

“Chef Kelis – table for 5 please,” she captioned a picture of herself holding up a positive First Response Early Result pregnancy test. “We’re adding one more!”

Kelis and Mora were married in 2014 and already share 4-year-old son Shepherd. The entertainer also has an 11-year-old son, Knight, from her first marriage to rapper Nas.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: Kelis attends UOMA Beauty Launch Event at NeueHouse Hollywood on April 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for UOMA Beauty)

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The 40-year-old shared a message with other Black mothers.

“There are so many things to consider during this time in your life, especially during the crazy times that we live in — from what we eat, to how we live and love. This is the time we must take for ourselves without apologies, especially when we still live in a country where Black women historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates,” she wrote.

“Black mamas have the rights, respect, resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy,” she continued. “Together we can change these statistics, one woman at a time.”

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She also explained her reasons for teaming up with the pregnancy test makers noting, “They are committed to supporting healthy, equitable pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a nurturing environment for black women and mothers.”

Back in 2018, the working mom told Architectural Digest that she was listing her Mediterranean-style home in Glendale, California, for $1.885 million, and “buying a farm” instead.

“Now that I’ve got these two boys, I want to control a little bit more how we eat,” she said at the time explaining her plans to foster a healthier diet and eco-friendly lifestyle by growing all her own food.

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