Candace Parker and her husband, Sacramento Kings forward Shelden Williams, are expecting their first baby.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Parker had only a brief statement to make in confirming the baby news: “We feel blessed.” Sparks fans may not be feeling the same, as marketing for the season has strongly promoted the well-known forward. Parker is a Naperville native who won Rookie of the Year and is now playing for the WNBA’s Los Angeles team, the Sparks. Sparks General Manager Penny Toler said she thinks Parker can return well before the season ends. Toler said her understanding is that Parker is expecting the baby in early May.
And now Scott, who divorced her husband of five years, DJ Lyzel Williams, last year, has revealed she will be a first time mother at the age of 36.
The singer, who is due to give birth in April, found out she was expecting shortly before flying to Africa to film new TV series, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
She tells People.com, “The first trimester I spent in Botswana. That was one of the biggest challenges of my life. First trimester! You’re sick every morning. It was seven hours time difference, the heat, the bugs, the 14 hour days. My doctors gave me a clean bill of health and said you can do this (continue working), so I did it.”
Hip-hop star Nas and his wife, singer Kelis, are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reported Wednesday (January 14).
A source reportedly told Us that the “Milkshake” singer is in her first trimester. “It’s all they are talking about,” the source told the magazine. “She is carrying hip-hop royalty! They are so excited.” The source said mother-to-be Kelis already has a baby bump.
Nas has a daughter, Destiny, from a previous relationship.
The couple wed in January 2005 after a two-year courtship. The New York natives were married in Atlanta, where they keep a home. Nas’ brother, Braveheart member Jungle, served as the best man.
The pair raised eyebrows on the 2008 Grammy Awards red carpet. The rapper was in the midst of promoting his project, then titled N—er and later released as an untitled album, and his wife showed her support by wearing a jacket adorned with the racial epithet.
Nas said their personal life isn’t nearly as attention-grabbing. The two were set to appear in an MTV reality show about their life together, but the introverted rapper put the kibosh on the project before it could air. Nas cited privacy concerns, in addition to his marriage just being a normal relationship. He called their lives “boring” and said the only reality he was comfortable with was his music.
At press time, representatives for Nas and Kelis had no comment about the reported pregnancy.