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Power’s Naturi Naughton Welcomes First Child, A Daughter

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Congrats to Power’s  Naturi Naughton on the birth of her first child, a daughter, with longtime beau, Benjamin.

“This is the best experience of my life,” Naughton said in a statement to Us Weekly. “Myself and [boyfriend] Benjamin are so honored and happy to welcome this beautiful girl into the world!”

According to the report, Naugton’s daughter weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches long at birth.

The former 3LW girl band member has been busy promoting the fourth season of her hit Starz channel show right up to her baby girl’s birth.

Naturi Naughton is Stylishly Cruising Into The Homestretch

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POWER’s Naturi Naughton has been looking fabulous while promoting this Sunday, June 25th premier of the 4th season of her hit Starz show.

And in a recent interview with Monarch magazine, the first-time mom-to-be express s excitement about welcoming her first child in July.

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“I’m a little past half. I’m in the last stretch of this but I feel so purposeful,” she said about the journey. “I feel really, really beautiful and blessed and honored to be taking on such a responsibility and opportunity to bring a life into the world, and motherhood. It’s rewarding thus far.”

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At the premier of Power in a THEIA couture dress, Irinia Karandrikas jewels and a purple clutch by S’uvimol in DC at the Newseum. 

The gorgeous petite powerhouse also shared gratitude over the support she has been getting from her long time beau Ben, her parents and castmates.

“I feel like at this stage in my life it’s really all coming together,” the former 3LW girl band member added. “At this age, I still feel young but I’m also not too young. I feel like I’ve matured a lot and I can teach this child so much. I know I want to be just as good of a mother as my mother was to me. I feel really excited to step into this next phase of life. I’m really excited for the new journey.”

We are in love with her style choices as she ran through press junkets slating hard.   

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Like here, killing them softly in an orange Ralph Lauren pleat dress, Haus of Topper earrings and rings by Lairucci.

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Yellow looks fab on Naughton, posing up with co star Lela Loren, in an Aisha Mcshaw dress.

more fabulosity…

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‘Power’s Naturi Naughton is Expecting Her First Child

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Singer and Actress Naturi Naughton was in middle of shooting the fourth season of her hit STARZ show Power when she discovered that she and boyfriend Ben were expecting their first child.

The original member of the now-disbanded girl group 3LW exclusively told PEOPLE that  as soon as she shared the news with the cast and crew, they went into protection mode.

“They’ve been really good at keeping it on the low, but they’re also super excited,” she says. “Omari [Hardwick], who plays my husband, we have kids on the show and he’s like, ‘Now you get to be experiencing motherhood in real life!’ Everyone’s been really supportive.”

Naughton, who is also known  for her standout role as “Lil Kim” in the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, said she’s been having a good pregnancy so far.

“It’s been a little surreal, but I feel really good, healthy and strong,” she told the magazine.“I feel like being pregnant and entering this new stage has made me stronger and more excited about life in general. Everything seems so much more purposeful.”

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The production crew had to be creative about concealing her bump since a pregnancy wasn’t in the script.

“I had maternity jeans they ordered for me, and I do a lot of tops that are peplum-style,” says the New Jersey native who got her start singing in the same church Whitney Houston sang at in her youth. “I was amazed at how un-pregnant I could look.”

She also talked about being a healthy eater but giving into pregnancy cravings.

“I love kale, I love strawberries and pineapples, but I’m not proud of this … I’ve been eating Cup Noodles. I really want salty, spicy things, and Cup Noodles has been really awesome. I haven’t had one since college!”

After being a platinum selling artist, touring alongside Destiny’s Child, Dream, Nelly, Eve, and Jessica Simpson, and a solo artist, and having a a stage role on the Tony-award winning play “Hairspray“,  roles on Mad Men and the movie Fame a reoccurring role on The Client List opposing Jennifer Love Hewitt, Naughton is prepping for a whole new challenge when her baby arrives in July.

“It’ll just be a great summer to enjoy motherhood and this journey to motherhood,” said Naughton, who is steep in picking out nursery colors and nesting. “It’s a really amazing responsibility, but it’s such a blessing and that to me is worth more than anything I can imagine.”

Godspeed, mama!

photo: People/Getty