Da Brat, age 48, has revealed that she Is pregnant and expressed surprise at the news. The rapper and her wife, Jesseca “Judy” Harris-Dupart, posed alongside each other for a gangster-inspired maternity shoot that debuted Da Brat’s baby bump. It’s the first child for the couple and comes one year after they tied the knot.
Brat, who is only two years away from turning 50, is experiencing something completely new. She had never expected to give birth to a child in her future.
“It’s been quite a journey. There’s a lot of stuff we learned about women over the age of 40.”
The concept of having a child arose when Harris-Dupart, aged 41, put forth the idea to promote a new line of hair products called Kaleidoscope Hair Products, which were inspired by Da Brat’s distinctive braids and protective hairstyles.
“It started as a joke, we were like, ‘We’re extending our family!’ ” she explained. “But then we got a huge response. It was like, ‘Oh my God do we want to actually have kids, and if we do, girl, we better hurry up!”
Despite already having three children from a previous relationship, Harris-Dupart had to persuade Brat to consider the idea of having a child.
“I never thought I was going to have kids. I just thought it wasn’t in the cards for me.”
“I’ve had a great career, a full life. I felt like, because I didn’t get pregnant earlier on, then it just wasn’t going to happen for me.”
“I started looking at life so differently. I was like, I want a little me with you. Something special from the both of us that we can share and raise and love unconditionally. I started looking at life so differently. I was like, I want a little me with you. Something special from the both of us that we can share and raise and love unconditionally.”
Following a devastating miscarriage, Da Brat and Harris-Dupart resolved to make another attempt at conceiving a child, utilizing their remaining eggs with the help of an anonymous donor.