Drake surprised his Instagram followers Monday after he shared the first images of his son Adonis on his account. While the Canadian rapper was criticized for initially keeping his son's birth a secret, Drake looked like a proud papa in the string of photos that featured his curly-haired son. He also included Adonis' mother, Sophie Brussaux, in the photo collection, as the co-parents posed alongside the two-year-old.
In the first-ever photos of his son shared with fans, Drake held onto his wide-eyed little boy as he gazed lovingly at him in a sweet father-son pic. In another photo, the "God's Plan" rapper and Sophie posed as a family at their son's 2nd birthday party last October. He also uploaded some solo photos of Adonis as the toddler drank from a cup while wearing pajamas and rode in a toy car with a teddy bear as his passenger. Another photo featured Drake's blond mom, Sandi Graham, which seems to imply that Adonis got his light hair color from his grandmother.
Drake has kept his son from the public since his birth, although last fall Sophie -- a French artist and model -- shared a baby photo of the little boy on Instagram. Based on the more recent family pic, it appears the two are able to co-parent without issues, despite not being in a relationship.
In the caption to the post, Drake shared a powerful message about manifestation and staying positive during these difficult times. He added that he loves and misses his "beautiful family" and "can't wait" to reunite with his family and friends. He also urged his 64.5 million Instagram followers to connect to their own inner light.
In comments to the photos, followers raved about the rapper's "beautiful family" and the first-ever photos of his baby boy.
"He is so stunning," one follower wrote of Adonis.
"Wow God bless, he's so gorgeous," another added.
"What a beautiful little guy you have, and the message we all needed," remarked a third fan.The family photo and rare Adonis sighting come after Drake received some backlash earlier this month for a song lyric in which he referred to Sophie as a "fluke" in a new song.
"Baby mama fluke, but I love her for who she is," Drake rapped in "When to Say When," which dropped earlier this month. Many fans were angered by the rapper's description of his baby mama, per Page Six.
His top-secret baby news became public in May 2018, thanks to Pusha T's diss track "The Story of Adidon," which teased his rival's secret love child and alluded that the former Degrassi actor was a deadbeat dad. In a track on his June 2018 album Scorpion, Drake seemingly acknowledged his paternity as he rapped that "the kid is mine." It was later revealed that he offered financial support to the mother of his child.
While Drake has never shared photos of Adonis' face until now, in December 2018, he posted a photo that his young son drew for him and proudly compared Adonis to Picasso.