Last week Ciara announced on “The View” that she’s pregnant with her first child. Though she doesn’t really want to disclose her delivery date, she recently revealed to People that her due date is not too far away.
“Well I can’t say the due date, but I can tell you that I’m not too far away from being in the delivery room,” the glowing mom to be said. “And I do know the sex of my baby, but again, I wanna keep that special as well.”
Ci Ci also confessed why she chose to keep her pregnancy a secret for such a long time.
“When something like that happens, especially with it being my first time, I think it’s important that I do things on my time. Some people that I know who are friends or some people that I don’t talk to everyday, but have a really good relationship with, they may ask me questions about if the rumors were true. And I felt so bad because I told them a story.”
She adds that being in the spotlight also made it difficult for her to tell her parents the big news.
“I didn’t get a chance to tell my mom and dad as early as I wanted to because I wanted to see them in person. And you know my schedule, I travel so much. So it was really hard to be able to tell everyone how I wanted to. But of course my family knew before now. It was just so important to me to share something so special on my time. First you have to get through the first trimester and all of those important times. I just wanted to do it right and where I felt comfortable.”
Now that the secret is out, the “Body Party” singer says she feels liberated.
“Being able to share something so special to me with the world, it’s a very free feeling to be honest, as a woman. Now I can really start to go shopping for my bump.”
She seems so happy!
Catch her full interview on the next page.