Congratulations are in order — for real this time — for singer Keyshia Cole and her boyfriend Niko Hale. The couple is expecting their first child together, announcing the news on Friday morning. Cole posted a picture of herself touching her growing baby bump and said that with Mother’s Day coming, she’s “ready for ALL THE Love and GREAT ENERGY.”
This will be the star’s second child, as she shares 9-year-old son DJ with estranged husband Daniel Gibson. Cole, 37, has been dating 23-year-old Niko Hale, a singer, since 2017.
Just last year the singer fooled everyone into thinking that she was expecting to teach people a lesson about body shaming.
“I KINDA APOLOGIZE for #TROLLING yesterday, telling y’all I was #PREGGO,” she said last July. “Y’all need to stop body shaming me and sayin I’m PREGNANT EVERY OTHER DAY !!!! Like seriously, it hurts my feelings.”
Well this time, it’s true, and the singer is feeling everything but hurt feelings, and we’re happy for her.
She also joins a growing list of stars who are expecting right now. Hit the flip to see who else is bumpin’ around currently:
The beauty announced in April that she’s expecting her second child, but her first with boyfriend Alexander “AE” Edwards.
Cam Newton & Kia Proctor
Newton’s longtime girlfriend announced this week that she’s expecting the couple’s fourth child together in four years.
Eva Marcille & Michael Sterling
The RHOA star announced earlier this week that five months after tying the knot with husband Michael Sterling, the couple is expecting their second child — her third.
Tatyana Ali & Vaughn Rasberry
Ali announced in April that she and husband Vaughn Rasberry are expecting another child to join their 2-year-old son, Edward.
Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Erica Dixon is due to give birth any day now to her twin girls, but she announced the pregnancy (sans details about the father) back in February.
Jazmyn Simon & Dule Hill
The Ballers stars and lovers announced they’re expecting their first child, a boy, back in January.
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry
The whole world has been on baby watch since Meghan and Harry announced they were expecting in October. She is due to give birth any day now.
Zinzi Evans & Ryan Coogler
The cat jumped out of the bag that the director and his wife are expecting their first child after they hit the red carpet together at various events during awards season in February.
Kobe & Vanessa Bryant
The future Hall-of-Famer and wife Vanessa announced they’re expecting their fourth child, another girl, back in January.
The-Dream & Lalonne Nash
The party doesn’t stop for these two. The famed singer/songwriter and his bride shared that they’re expecting their fourth child, his ninth. This child is their fourth kid in four years.