I do not keep up with VH1’s Love and Hip Hop or its Basketball Wives franchises at all, but I did notice that those shows are having a little collective baby boom. (and there’s plenty of drama behind each, apparently).
One of the original cast members Draya Michele, who is still on the show after 5 years since it launched in 2010, is expecting her first child with her fiance NFL’s Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick but sadly the two have broken up. The former model announced the news in a recent Instagram post that also featured a nude maternity portrait with her body covered in what looks like body cast plaster.
“I am a woman….. I’m creating life…. I’m proud and I’m happy,” she captioned the photo. “I don’t need materialistic things or the love and acceptance from anyone, now that I have you. I love you son.” Michele later edited the post to reflect both of her kids, Black Celeb Kids noted. Michele has an 11-year old son Kniko from a previous relationship with Washington Wizards player Gilbert Arenas.
“I’ve been hurt, abandoned, lied on, and disrespected,” the swimsuit designer wrote. “I’ve realized you can’t change people.. And the thing about rough times is, I’ve survived every single one.”
She finished off the announcement, “Today is a celebration for me …. I’ve made 6 months…. And I’m ok rejoicing alone. I have a son and another on the way, soon to be surrounded by 2 kings. Protectors.”
Michele is 6 months pregnant. Scandrick is dad to twins 5-year old Tatiana and Taylor from a previous relationship, thus, this will be his third child, and first son.
Congratulations is also due to Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Masika Kalysha who is expecting a baby girl this year. The baby’s father is rapper Fetty Wap (Real name Willie Maxwell) who has refused to take a paternity test to confirm that he is indeed the dad.
“I tried to demand him taking a paternity test,” Kalysha told Us Weekly. “He doesn’t want to take one. I asked him seven times, ‘Will you just volunteer and do it?’ He refuses.”
However, Wap has told TMZ he wants a paternity test.
Due to the estranged nature of the couple’s relationship, Kalysha complained on social media that she had struggled with harassment from Fetty’s fans.
“Ever since I made my announcement, the idiot corner (including petty wap) has been in their deepest of feelings running a muck all over the internet with their key board thuggery,” she wrote on her blog. “I was in a committed relationship, with a man who initially got me pregnant.”
Wallace is a cast member of Love & Hip Hop New York who has been in an on-again-off-again 13-year relationship with cast mate, rapper Peter Gunz (real name Peter Pankey). She announced her pregnancy on a recent episode of the show.
She then took to Instagram to share a artistic nude maternity portrait which included an Elizabeth Stone quote: “Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
Wallace has a Bachelor’s degree in theater and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from New York’s Actors Studio Drama School.
Gunz is currently married to fellow show cast member and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Amina Buddafly. The two have a child together; and he has several children from previous relationships. Buddafly welcomed daughter on July 29, 2014.
The love triangle is pretty messy and hard to keep up with but the drama is somewhat addressed at The YBF HERE!
Wow! Congrats for all the upcoming new arrivals and we’re wishing a safe labor and delivery to all the expecting moms.
Side note: I wanted to add, all in this group make up a virtual United Nations of nationalities. Buddafly is German with a Senegalese father, Michele is half Italian, Wap’s kids mom, Reese, is half Guatemalan. Wap’s grandmom is Haitian. Kalysha claims French Creole heritage. “We are the world” indeed, but only to clean up some of this messy drama now….oy!Over 9 million people have enjoyed Bellyitch's Award-winning Celeb "bumpwatch" pregnancy and parenting blog. Trying to Conceive? Download our FREE Fertility 100 ebook. Hunting for Top Maternity or Kids Brands? Our Bellyitch 100 is the free resource for you. Baby Shower Shopping? Check out out Top Picks on Amazon or our Gift Guides.