Kelis, 40, Reveals She’s Pregnant With Her 3rd Child & 2nd With Husband Mike Mora: ‘Table For 5 Please’ 

Kelis' brood is growing! The singer announced her third pregnancy in a lengthy post on Instagram on August 5!

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Family of 5! Kelis and husband Mike Mora are expecting, she announced on Wednesday, August 5! This marks the couple’s second child and the 40-year-old singer‘s third. Kelis and Mike are already parents to son Shepherd, born in 2015. She shares her first-born, a son named Knight, with her ex-husband, rapper Nas.
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Chef Kelis - table for 5 please. We’re adding one more! 🤰🏾🖤 Happy to announce that I’m expecting and I’m partnering with @firstresponsepregnancy, as they are committed to supporting healthy, equitable pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a nurturing environment for black women and mothers. #Ad #BlackMamasMatter #Motherhood As a Black mother, there are so many things to consider during this time in your life, especially during the crazy times that we live in — from what we eat, to how we live and love. This is the time we must take for ourselves without apologies, especially when we still live in a country where Black women historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates. So for me, self-care has become paramount, particularly in the beginning stages. Knowing your body and what it needs, being able to be still and quiet enough to hear what it tells you. That’s why I used a First Response Early Result test as it can tell you if you’re pregnant 6 days sooner than your missed period.* Don’t be afraid to look for a team that looks like you and can relate with a level of care that will make you feel your most comfortable. It’s your right. It’s our right. And we must demand not only what’s best for us, but for our community. So, I’m so grateful to be able to work with First Response and to announce that a charitable donation to @blackmamasmatter will be made on my behalf. @blackmamasmatter is an organization that’s working to ensure Black mamas have the rights, respect, resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy. Together we can change these statistics, one woman at a time. *Early Result Pregnancy Test detected the pregnancy hormone levels in 76% of pregnant women 5 days before their expected period.

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“Chef Kelis – table for 5 please. We’re adding one more! Happy to announce that I’m expecting,” Kelis wrote in the caption of a selfie, which showed her holding a First Response pregnancy test. The singer partnered with the company to announce the good news.

“As a Black mother, there are so many things to consider during this time in your life, especially during the crazy times that we live in — from what we eat, to how we live and love,” Kelis continued, explaining, “This is the time we must take for ourselves without apologies, especially when we still live in a country where Black women historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates.”

The “Milkshake” crooner went on to note that “self-care” is “paramount” during the early stages of her third pregnancy. “Knowing your body and what it needs, being able to be still and quiet enough to hear what it tells you,” she said, adding, “That’s why I used a First Response Early Result test as it can tell you if you’re pregnant 6 days sooner than your missed period.”

Kelis & her son Knight
Kelis & her son Knight at a children’s event. (Photo credit: NEILL J SCHUTZER/©2011 RAMEY PHOTO/ MEGA)

To other expectant moms, Kelis advised, “Don’t be afraid to look for a team that looks like you and can relate with a level of care that will make you feel your most comfortable. It’s your right. It’s our right. And we must demand not only what’s best for us, but for our community.”

With that being said, Kelis also announced that she will make a donation to Black Mamas Matter Alliance [@blackmamasmatter]. — “An organization that’s working to ensure Black mamas have the rights, respect, resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy,” she wrote.
Kelis married Mike, a real estate agent, in 2014. Congratulations to the singer and her family!

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