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Kelis is pregnant with her third child! The singer and chef made the announcement on Instagram Wednesday morning (Aug. 5). “Chef Kelis – table for 5 please. We’re adding one more!” the “Jerk Ribs” singer wrote in the caption of her post. 

“Happy to announce that I’m expecting and I’m partnering with [First Response Pregnancy], as they are committed to supporting healthy, equitable pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a nurturing environment for Black women and mothers”

“As a Black mother, there are so many things to consider during this time in your life, especially during the crazy times that we live in — from what we eat, to how we live and love. This is the time we must take for ourselves without apologies, especially when we still live in a country where Black women historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates,” Kelis continued.

“So for me, self-care has become paramount, particularly in the beginning stages. Knowing your body and what it needs, being able to be still and quiet enough to hear what it tells you. That’s why I used a First Response Early Result test as it can tell you if you’re pregnant 6 days sooner than your missed period.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 29: Kelis performs on the Flog Stage during day 2 of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 at Exposition Park on October 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

“Don’t be afraid to look for a team that looks like you and can relate with a level of care that will make you feel your most comfortable. It’s your right. It’s our right. And we must demand not only what’s best for us, but for our community,” Kelis said.

“So, I’m so grateful to be able to work with First Response and to announce that a charitable donation to @blackmamasmatter will be made on my behalf. @blackmamasmatter is an organization that’s working to ensure Black mamas have the rights, respect, resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy. Together we can change these statistics, one woman at a time.”

Kelis currently has two sons, Knight and Shepherd. She shares Knight with her ex-husband, rapper Nas and shares Shepherd with her husband, Mike Mora. The two wed in 2014.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.