Singer Kehlani is now a proud mother to a baby girl.
The “Nights Like This” singer, 23, announced on Monday that she gave birth to her first child with guitarist Javi Young-White. E! News reports that the singer-songwriter named her newborn daughter Adeya. She reportedly gave birth in her hometown of Oakland, California and took to her Instagram account to share that she had her firstborn with her 7.5 million followers.
“This weekend our angel arrived perfectly happy & healthy in our bathroom at home,” she wrote under a photo of a blanket.
“Thankful beyond words. in love beyond comparison. refraining from posting to be family and rest, we just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent well wishes, love, and support in all forms while waiting & working to bring Adeya earthside.”
The “Good Life” singer received multiple good wishes from her fans on Instagram shortly after her announcement. Young-White also shared similar sentiments on his Twitter page.
Kehlani announced her pregnancy via Instagram in October 2018. She revealed on Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio that Young-White was her baby’s father. According to Essence, the pair met when he became Kehlani’s guitarist and they were seen publicly flirting on social media shortly after the singer’s announcement. The singer also revealed on the show that she planned her pregnancy when she realized she would have a break from touring. In addition to being open about her partner, Kehlani has been very transparent about her experience being with child. While she said she always wanted to be a mother, the singer faced some bouts during her pregnancy, including prenatal depression, feelings of anxiety, isolation, loss of sleep, and inability to eat. She has also shared many photos of her pregnant belly and even had two baby showers to celebrate the birth of her daughter.
In addition to the highs and lows of pregnancy, the “CRZY” songstress also opened up about the public’s reaction to her pregnancy. The singer, who has previously been romantically linked to NBA player Kyrie Irving and rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR, has openly identified as queer and pansexual. Young-White, 24, identifies as bisexual, according to Hollywood Life. Kehlani opened up about the opinions the public had online to Nylon magazine, per E!
“I’ve gotten everything from ‘I thought she was a lesbian’ to ‘she was using queerness to promote her career, then went and betrayed us with a man’ to ‘her baby father is just a sperm donor’,” she said.