October 15, 2018 at 10:41 am PST | by Mariah Cooper
Kehlani confirms pregnancy, shades people questioning her queer identity

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Singer Kehlani announced her pregnancy on social media along with photos of her growing baby bump.

“If you know me, you know I’ve dreamt about motherhood since i was very young,” Kehlani, 23, posted in the caption. “When asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy, happy family, and whatever comes along is a plus. I am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom I trust with my body and life after a very traumatic experience that had me afraid of interacting with men as a whole for what I was sure would be forever (I’ll tell that story when it’s time).”

 

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i’ve always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments… this was the HARDEST to hide. if you know me, you know i’ve dreamt about motherhood since i was very young. when asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus . i am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom i trust with my body and life. i knew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world but there isn’t a word anyone would say my way that could take away from this. dearest little girl, i am so proud to be your mommy. i am so proud to have received you. i cannot wait to meet you, i know you will be 50,000 times more special than i can even imagine at this moment. i am happy to document this journey and feel the freedom any pregnant person should. i’m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all… my partnership with my very best friend and lover, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives at @parteramidwifery and eventually… the little pumpkin! i am now a HOME. 4 months and counting with you, angel of mine. SHE DONT WANNN HIDE NO MO 🌸🦋😍 we’re so ready for you mija!

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The singer came out as queer in April. Some people questioned how she could be pregnant and still be queer. Kehlani was quick to clarify that sexual attraction isn’t related to a person’s ability to have a child.

“Imagine thinking queer means lesbian and either means unable to have babies,” Kehlani tweeted.

Kehlani also revealed on Nicki Minaj’s “Queen Radio” show that the father of her baby is bisexual. She says his sexual identity helped them relate to one another.

“I started dating women before I ever dated men. Then I was lucky to find a partner who was a bisexual male. And he really understands my queerness and my fluidity, and I really understand his. It’s very awesome to be understood,” Kehlani says.

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