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When it’s time to tell a kid that they won’t be your only child for much longer, things can get pretty interesting. For example, my parents love telling the story of how I got so angry I began calling them by their first names when they brought my baby brother home from the hospital. Then, of course, there’s that cute little toothless boy whose video went viral after he basically scolded his mom getting pregnant again. Thankfully, unlike myself and the little cutie with the missing teeth, Kelis’ 6-year-old son, Knight Jones, was quite supportive when he learned that his mama is with child.
“[He’s] really funny. He’s very grown up about everything. He was like, ‘Congratulations, Mama,’ like a friend [and] patted me on the back,” Kelis, who is currently 8 months pregnant, told People. “[Knight’s] really excited — like over the moon. He’s so excited, which is actually really cute.”
According to the 36-year-old, Knight is hopeful for a little brother, and he’s prepared to teach the new baby everything he knows.
“I was like, ‘We’re going to have another baby in the family,’ so now he’s like, ‘I can’t wait. I’m going to teach the baby everything’ He’s all about it. He talks to my stomach all day long.”
When asked how she plans to juggle now that she’s about to have two little ones on her hands, the singer had this to say:
“I figured once you’ve got one, your life is already so shifted … I’m assuming that you just pick up right there.”
The expectant mom adds that she didn’t tell Knight about her pregnancy until after she started showing “just so that he could actually understand.”
As for why he’s so eager to have a brother, Kelis shared:
“I think it’s because he thinks they come out ready to play. In his mind, that would be better for him because they could play right away. He doesn’t understand that it’s going to take a while.”
On another note, who the heck knew she was so far along in her pregnancy?
Over the summer, we learned that Kelis is expecting her second child. There were no special announcements or cliché social media posts. Instead, the curly-haired beauty simply graced the stage at Afro Punk with her massive baby bump.
While promoting her new recipes book, My Life On a Plate: Recipes from Around The World, the expectant mom stopped by ABC’s “The Chew,” which is where she revealed the sex of her baby, according to The YBF. Apparently, she’s having another boy!
“Yes, another boy,” she reportedly told host Clinton Kelly, who inquired about the baby’s gender.
Kelis is already proud mom of 6-year-old Knight Jones, whom she shares with ex-husband, Nas.
Kelis, the “Milkshake” singer and Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, 36, is expecting her second child very shortly, but that’s not stopping her from sharing her passions.
Kelis’ love affair with food started as a child. A native New Yorker, her mother worked as a chef in her own catering business, run out of their home in Harlem. Driven by the speed and the intensity in the kitchen, Kelis’ passion behind watching her mother cook inspired her to roll up her sleeves, willing to do whatever anyone asked of her. Every detail was clear and defined: Red lips, red nails, perfume, earrings and a military demeanor; Kelis felt in the presence of a master while watching her mother work.
At age 17, Kelis signed her first recording contract and began to travel the world. She discovered local outdoor markets and tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurants and considered them the hidden treasures of her journeys. After 10 years in the music business, Kelis decided to attend Le Cordon Bleu. Attending the famous cooking school gave Kelis the confidence to call herself a chef and to write her first cookbook.
So with her new cookbook, My Life on a Plate, she tells her personal story through the food she creates. Her style has been molded by her culture, her travels, and all the people she met along the way. This book is a collection of her favorite recipes.
The sassy and stylish mom says her six-year-old son Knight (with ex-husband Nas), tells Us Magazine, “loves to try new foods…I’ve been making different items — duck, chickpea fritters — and he’s like, ‘What are we eating tonight, mom?’”
The cookbook features a mix of foods from her Puerto Rican heritage, such as Pernil (Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder), Arroz con Gandules, and Shrimp Alcapurias along with dishes she created after discovering them on her travels around the world such as Malay Curry Chicken and Swedish Meatballs. One of the recipes her family loves are these Spinach and Chickpea Fritters, a “crisp, healthy” snack. “These fritters are inspired by falafels, but they’re lighter and fluffier,” Kelis writes in My Life on a Plate. “They’re smaller than traditional falafel, about the size of ping-pong balls.”
While the ingredients list is long, the directions are quick and easy. Try them tonight!
Spinach and Chickpea Fritters with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce
1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
2 tbsp minced yellow onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp kosher salt
2 15-oz cans chickpeas, drained
1 cup fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed
1/4 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
1 fresh dill spring, roughly chopped
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp ground coriander
Canola or vegetable oil
To make sauce:
1. In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients until combined. Cover and refrigerate.
To make fritters:
1. Place all ingredients except the oil in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Puree until smooth. Transfer batter to a mixing bowl.
2. In a medium saucepan, heat 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees. With your hands, shape batter into 1-tablespoon balls; flatten into discs and place on wax paper or a cutting board.
3. A few at a time, fry the discs in the oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes each. Drain the fritters on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve warm with yogurt sauce on the side. Makes about 48.
The phrase “real Gs move in silence” couldn’t be more applicable.
Over the weekend, Kelis shocked the hell out of us all when she graced the AfroPunk stage in New York City with a larger-than-life baby bump. From the looks of it, the “Milkshake” singer is pretty far along; however, she did not discuss her pregnancy while on stage.
A source claiming to be close to the 36-year-old told E! News that the singer-turned-cooking-guru is delighted by the thought of becoming a mom again.
“She is really excited about her pregnancy,” an insider shared. “She has a great support system from her family and friends. She is in really amazing spirits.”
It is unclear who the proud papa is at this time. Kelis is already mother to 6-year-old Knight Jones whom she shares with ex-husband, Nas.
Kelis’ representative did not immediately return our request for comment.
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A gifted artist, trendsetter, and foodie—Kelis has always brought the heat! The 35-year-old has sustained an over fifteen year career in the biz and what we love most about this fab mom is that she does what pleases her and not the masses. Last year, the singer released her sixth album titled Food while also starring in her own cooking show, Saucy and Sweet—which aired on The Cooking Channel. She spoke with Essence.com and revealed the inspiration behind her love for cooking:
Because my mom was a chef, growing up with everything we did, we were always around food. Whether it was birthdays, after church, whatever, food was a big part of our lives.
Cooking aside, Kelis seems to always be off on a new adventure. And through her Instagram account that counts over 140,000 followers, we can’t help but to tune in! We love how she balances career and motherhood—and she does this all in the flyest pair of shoes. Click continue to check out some of Kelis’ best instagram moments.
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An arrest warrant for Porsha Williams was issued after she put her hands on resident troublemaker and co-star, Kenya Moore, at the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion taping. Williams quickly turned herself in to Atlanta law enforcement for her glamorous mug shot. She was charged with assault and rumors swirled that Porsha would not be returning for another season of the show, due to the fight. But the joke is on us! Porsha has recently confirmed that she will be back for what will surely be a drama-filled season seven.
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