#ManCrushMonday: Rapper, Actor, Dad Ludacris
Ludacris and his beautiful wife, Exodie Mbouguiengue, are expecting their first child this summer, and daddy-hood has never looked better on the soon-to-be father of three. Yes, three!
As most Luda fans know, the Fast & Furious star has a teen daughter named Karma from a previous relationship, and most recently, during a break from Exodie, he impregnated a woman named Tamika Fuller, who now has a 13-month-old daughter with Luda named Cai Bella.
Earlier this year, Ludacris, born Chris Bridges, won full custody of baby Cai, after his lawyers successfully proved he’d be able to provide a better home environment for the toddler. But just two days ago, Fuller filed a new lawsuit against the rapper-turned-actor, asking appellate court officials to strip him of primary custody. We hope they are able to respectfully work this out and that the final outcome is the best possible outcome for baby Cai.
In much happier news, Ludacris and Exodie recently had their very own baby celebration at their “Secret Garden” themed baby shower. Exodie wore a gorgeous white Grecian gown with a flower band across her head, and was accompanied by not only her husband, but the likes of singers Monica – who is also Ludacris’ cousin – Destiny’s Child’s Letoya Luckett, who Exodie revealed will be the baby’s godmother, and reality start Gloria Govan, as well as Luda’s 13-year-old daughter.
Now that we’ve updated you on all things papa Luda, let us explain why he’s our MCM this week: because he is one dedicated daddy, and we absolutely love that.
Ludacris has always displayed his love for and close relationship with Karma, and, as mentioned above, fought tooth and nail to win full custody of daughter Cai to provide her the best upbringing possible. And, although that appears to be an ongoing fight, we are certain Ludacris won’t rest until he is able to care for his baby girl full-time. And, with his latest pregnancy with wife Exodie, he seems to be over the moon in love with both his lady and his baby!
To celebrate this very dedicated father, we have gathered 15 pictures of Ludacris for you all to peruse through and enjoy. Congratulations, Lu!