The third time is the charm.
After welcoming their first child together in 2015, son Chosen, and a daughter together in 2017, Sovereign-Dior, the Carolina Panther quarterback and his longtime girlfriend, Kia Proctor, are expecting their third child.
The news was confirmed after Proctor shared a picture of herself on Tuesday holding on to her growing stomach. The beauty seems to be quite far along, captioning the photo, Big Mama”:
The couple made their first public appearance in 2013 at the Kentucky Derby, and while they don’t attend very many events together, she’s obviously a very important part of his life.
As you can see, on top of the three children the couple will now have together, Newton also is a proud father to Proctor’s first child, a daughter from a previous relationship he refers to as “Kirry.” On her birthday last year he praised the young girl for helping him mature and embrace not just being a stepfather, but fatherhood in general.
“Happy Birthday to the real girl who changed my life ever since we first met five years ago,” Newton wrote on Instagram. “You have challenged me in ways you will never know, because in retrospect you were my first child. This message isn’t to brag or to even complain about my situation, but this is just real talk. Being labeled a stepdad is hard on the parent just as much as it is for the child to accept it. It is hard work for both parties and I respect any stepparent that takes full responsibility of a God sent child.”