Keyshia Cole and her boyfriend, Niko Khale, are expecting! Last summer, Cole trolled fans into thinking that she was pregnant in an effort to make a larger statement on body shaming but on Thursday (May 2) the R&B singer, who has been quiet on social media lately, revealed her growing baby bump on Instagram.
“Mother’s Day is coming I’m ready for all the love and great energy,” Cole captioned a photo cascade that featured Khale who gushed over her in the comment section. “Excited to take on this journey with you baby…What a blessing. I love you,” he wrote.
Khale reposted the pregnancy pic on his Instagram account with a caption praising Cole as a “strong independent woman.”
“Blessed to have you as a partner in life as well as the mother of my child. God is great.” Cole responded that she’s so happy to have found someone who loves the way that she does.
Cole, 37, and Khale, 23, have been happily dating for more than a year. The Bay Area native has a 9-year-old son, DJ, with her ex-husband, former NBA player Daniel “Boobie” Gibson Jr.
Cole went public with her new love last year with an Instagram post acknowledging that people were judging her because of their age difference. “The reason I’m posting the pepper to my salt @nikokhale is because he’s been such a sweetheart to me, and I [know] people have been very judgmental about our relationship but I gotta nurture what nurtures me.”