Actress Naturai Naughton is with child y’all! The former 3LW member and current star of the hit series “Power” is expected to deliver her first child this July.
The 32-year-old told People, “It’s been a little surreal, but I feel really good, healthy and strong.”
Though the pregnancy came as a surprise to Naughton and her longtime boyfriend, Ben, she describes it as such a blessing.
“I feel like being pregnant and entering this new stage had made me stronger and more excited about life in general. Everything seems so much more purposeful.”
Naughton discovered she was pregnant in the middle of shooting STARZ’s “Power,” in Brooklyn. Since then, Naughton said the cast and crew have been very protective of her on set.
“They’ve been really good at keeping it on the low, but they’re also super excited. Omari [Hardwick], who plays my husband, we have kids on the show and he’s like, ‘Now you get to be experiencing motherhood in real life!’ Everyone’s been really supportive.”
Before she decided to make the announcement, Naughton started implementing a few tricks to conceal her growing baby bump on the show.
“I had maternity jeans they ordered for me, and I do a lot of tops that are peplum-style. I was amazed at how un-pregnant I could look.”
Naughton said that since she’s discovered her pregnancy, she’s started to eat healthier but she still indulges in her cravings.
“I love kale, I love strawberries and pineapples, but I’m not proud of this … I’ve been eating Cup Noodles. I really want salty, spicy things, and Cup Noodles has been really awesome. I haven’t had one since college!”
These days, Naughton is picking out colors for the baby’s nursery with her boyfriend and she said she’ll spend the summer nesting.
“It’ll just be a great summer to enjoy motherhood and this journey to motherhood. It’s a really amazing responsibility, but it’s such a blessing and that to me is worth more than anything I can imagine.”
Check out the pictures of Naturi both exposing and hiding her baby bump on the following pages.