Congrats to TVOne‘s R&B Divas: Atlanta alum Keke Wyatt and her husband Zackariah Darring on welcoming their first child together, though Wyatt’s 10th.
She shared the news on her Instagram page on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
“My husband Zackariah [Darring] and I are blessed to welcome our beautiful and healthy 7lb 11 ounce son, Ke’Riah Darring,” the Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Starscaptioned a collage including a nude mirror selfie and photo of the baby. “He came to our family on 1/6/2020. #GodIsGood.”
She previously welcomed six children with her ex-husband Rahman Morton between 2000 and 2009 before going on to eventually marry Michael Ford and giving birth to three more children before their 2017 divorce.
She gave a shout out to her nurses and doctor too.
Madame Noire, then TV One cited a tweet that featured a photo of Washington posed alongside other members of her former NFL player husband Nnamdi Asomugha‘s family as part of a feature inside a Nigerian magazine celebrating the life and work of the family matriarch, Dr. Lilian Asomugha.
BCK Online posted a link to the digital version of the magazine called Life & Times which published a full cover feature and interview in its Summer 2018 edition but apparently it slipped through the cracks of celeb stalkers and sleuths until recently.
It was awesome to finally get to see the offspring of the actress and her hubby, 2-year old son Caleb and 4-year old daughter Isabella, all dressed in traditional Igbo tribe clothing while posing alongside a massive family that included Washington’s 12-year old stepson with Nnamdi.
The couple married in Idaho in 2014 in a very private ceremony officiated by Nnamdi’s sister, Chisaraokwu Asomugha, a Silver Spring, MD minister.
But it was equally satisfying to me to read during this Black History Month about Dr. Asomugha’s immigrant story which is very similar to the story of my parents.
Nnamdi’s dad immigrated first to America in the early 1970s before sending for his wife. They worked hard jobs while attending school and welcomed their first child before dad got a Chemistry and Petroleum Engineering degree and mom a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Texas and later a PhD in Naturopathy.
(So my story because I was born before my dad completed his Bachelor’s and Masters at University of Maryland at College Park and after he sent for my mom )
Sadly, Nnamdi’s dad passed away after growing a small family of four children leaving mom to raise four kids on her own, and not only did she do it, but she eventually gave back to the kids in her adopted land,America, with her son’s Asomugha Foundation which takes at-risk children on college tours including to Ivy League schools among other philanthropic efforts.
Dr. Asomugha has penned 5 inspirational books including a parenting book, and started her own charity that has helped over 20,000 orphans and widows, built classrooms and schools, educated girls through college and runs an annual global female empowerment, leadership and entrepreneurial summit in their native Nigeria, West Africa. Phew!
I also dug the part of the interview when she was asked to give advice to other Nigerian families that were considering immigrating to America.
Dr. Asomugha gave a response my immigrant African parents often tell me, “Cut your coat according to your size” — in other words, take it slow, don’t take shortcuts, play by the rules and don’t get caught up in debt and credit cards!
Sage advice! Read more and see the photos in the digital version of the magazine below:
TV One‘s R&B Divas: Atlantaalum Keke Wyatt is 8 months pregnant and recently shared on Instagram that her husband of 7 years, Michael Ford, wants a divorce. The singer, who has a phenomenal voice (I heard her in person) revealed the news in a tearful video re-posted on gossip site, Shaderoom.
“You want to know something, America? When you 8 months pregnant and you got a child sick, in and out of the hospital, and your husband got the nerve to tell you that he wants a divorce,” she says in the video. “Because… he says that you’re an emotional wreck. He says that from the very beginning you never trusted me and all that kind of stuff. Telling other people, other women that we getting a divorce and if she calls…like, what?! I’m so done with Michael Jamar. Y’all can have him and roast his ass. I don’t care.”
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Afterwards, Twitter certainly roasted Michael Jamar (Ford), per a run down of the dragging by VH1.com.
Recently, Wyatt revealed that one of her children is battling cancer and she shaved all of her hair off in support of that child, Essencereports.
The couple had also recently babymooned in Hawaii in advance of the arrival of their fourth child together. Wyatt has three children from a previous marriage to her ex husband and road manager, Rahmat Morton. Ford has a child from a previous relationship and Wyatt suffered a still born at the end of her marriage with Morton.
She is pregnant for the 8th time though (including her still born baby) but if you count her step child, she is mom 9 x over!
WE TVMarriage Bootcamp star KeKe Wyatt is expecting her 9th child, her 5th one with her manager husband Michael Jamar.
The singer, who is also an alum of the short-lived TV Onereality TV show R&B Divas: Atlanta, announced the news via a statement from her rep.
“My family is excited. We come from big families where I’m from,” she stated. “Everyone knows my work doesn’t stop when I’m pregnant so I’m excited to continue performing and traveling around the world.”
This isn’t too surprising news. Wyatt told Wendy Williams last November that she and her husband welcome a big and constantly growing family.
The singing powerhouse is only 35 years old. She was married at age 18 and her kids range in age from 1 to 16. She has 4 daughters; Her oldest four children are with ex husband Rahmat Morton.
“I thought I was done three kids ago,” she told Williams. “So I’m not fixed, he’s not fixed, so you never know!” she added, referencing the fact that she and her husband didn’t have a vasectomy or tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies.
During that episode, Wyatt also opened up about revealing on Marriage Boot Camp that she had a full term still birth. She told Williams her daughter’s heart just stopped beating and it was difficult for her to face her children to let them know she wouldn’t be bringing home the sibling they saw grow in her tummy. Sad.