Baby Boom

Baby Bumps
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 21, 2009

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Kelis was the latest star to join Black Hollywood’s list of new moms, welcoming son Knight Jones on July 22. See what other new moms are part of the baby boom.

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You heard it here first that actress and singer Jennifer Hudson is expecting her first child. Though she’s mum on details, friends and family are excited for her late summer arrival.

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ESSENCE Music Festival favorite Lionel Richie will be a grandad again when daughter Nicole Richie welcomes her second baby in September.

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After playing sassy single mom Maya on “Girlfriends,” Golden Brooks is ready to give motherhood a try. She and ESSENCE Do Right Man and actor D.B. Woodside are expecting their first child.

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Former “Martin” star Tisha Campbell-Martin, 40, is expecting her second son this fall with husband and actor Duane Martin. The cute couple already has a son, Xen, 8.

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Rising star Lauren London confirmed her rumored pregnancy earlier this month, after appearing at Diddy’s all-white party with her expecting tummy. She is reported to be five months pregnant.

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After a fashionable pregnancy, mogul Kimora Lee Simmons delivered her first son and third child on May 30. Kenzo Lee Hounsou was her first baby with boyfriend Djimon Hounsou.

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After being told she couldn’t get pregnant, Jill Scott, 36, welcomed her first child, Jett Hamilton Roberts, on April 20.

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Bobby Brown celebrated the birth of his fifth child in May and his first with girlfriend Alicia Etheridge.

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Erykah Badu brought Mars Merkaba into the world in February. Baby Mars is the singer’s third child.