Rapper Shawntae Harris, better known by the moniker Da Brat, and her fiancé Jesseca Dupart are expecting their first child together.
“We are EXTENDING the family,” the couple posted on Instagram earlier this week, along with a trio of photographs showing Da Brat cuddled up behind Dupart, hands positioned in a heart shape over her abdomen.
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The announcement comes less than a month before the couple’s wedding, scheduled for February 22. The child will be the first for Da Brat, 47, and the fourth for Dupart, who has children from previous relationships.
While they have not announced the baby’s sex, People reports that while hosting Dish Nation in 2020, Da Brat said that her child’s name would be “Legacy Shawntae Dupart. Shawntae is my first name and Dupart is my baby’s last name. Yes honey, carry on the legacy of your parents, darling.”
Da Brat began dating Dupart, founder of Kaleidoscope Hair, in 2019 although the pair had connected originally in 2017. They initially kept the relationship on the down-low since Harris hadn’t gone public about her sexuality, Essence reports, but went public with their status in 2020.
They starred in their own reality show, “Brat Loves Judy” (Dupart’s nickname), which aired last summer.
News of the couple’s expected arrival has garnered over 217,000 likes on Instagram, with followers sharing words of love and plenty of congratulations.