Update: There is speculation that J. Young White is the father. On White’s Instagram feed, Kehlani commented “hey dad” under his most recent post. White goes by the name Javie and has been described at turns as either a very close friend or a boyfriend she’s been quietly dating since early this year. You can check out an image of Javie from his Instagram feed below.
Read the original story below.
Bay-area r&b singer Kehlani surprised the world today (October 12, 2018) when she announced she’s four-months pregnant with a girl. On Instagram she wrote at length about her long held wish to be a mother: “if you know me, you know i’ve dreamt about motherhood since i was very young. when asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus . i am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom i trust with my body and life after a very traumatic experience that had me afraid of interacting with men as a whole for what i was sure would be forever.”
Kehlani didn’t say who the father or her “partner” is, but noted she will “tell that story when it’s time,” along with details on her “journey of conception” and “choice for a natural home birth with midwives.”
Check out the rest of her note below.
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i’ve always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments… this was the HARDEST to hide. if you know me, you know i’ve dreamt about motherhood since i was very young. when asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus . i am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom i trust with my body and life after a very traumatic experience that had me afraid of interacting with men as a whole for what i was sure would be forever (i’ll tell that story when it’s time). i knew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world but there isn’t a word anyone would say my way that could take away from this. dearest little girl, i am so proud to be your mommy. i am so proud to have received you. i cannot wait to meet you, i know you will be 50,000 times more special than i can even imagine at this moment. i am happy to document this journey and feel the freedom any pregnant person should. i’m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all… my partnership with my very best friend, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives at @parteramidwifery and eventually… the little pumpkin! i am now a HOME. 4 months and counting with you, angel of mine. SHE DONT WANNN HIDE NO MO
Kehlani’s pregnancy announcement
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i love to be the fake deep caption queen, but, anyways: anyone fond of me knows i change physically & perceptively, frequently and at rapid pace. sometimes i look back on old memories of myself & can recognize nothing but my silhouette. that used to terrify me. the fear of having no consistent identity, no cohesive doing or knowing to perform is very real. and many of us cut ourselves short with less than we deserve trying to form one instead of letting our intentions & pure heart operate for us. but i’ve decided to embrace the phenomenon of being a permanent work in progress. there’s no destination, just several pinnacles. the flowers you smell along the way. don’t spend your entire journey *working on yourself,* punishing yourself at each checkpoint for being too distant from a destination. give yourself a chance to be yourself. this being said. i think i need to physically document myself more lol
Kehlani’s baby’s father, Javie White