Congratulatory messages are pouring in for Da Brat and her wife, Jesseca Dupart, who are expecting their first child together. The couple has embarked on a fertility journey met with highs and lows, and today (February 21), they shared their big news. The announcement arrived via PEOPLE, and in the feature, Brat showed off her growing baby bump. "It's been quite a journey," the 48-year-old said. "There's a lot of stuff we learned about women over the age of 40."
Brat said she and Dupart began discussing having children because of a business move. Dupart owns and operates the mega-successful Kaleidoscope hair care brand, and she partnered with Brat for a new line. They joked about expanding their family, and soon, the conversation about having children became more serious. "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!'"
Da Brat Never Believed She Would Be A Mother
Brat admitted that when it came to motherhood, she counted herself out. In fact, it wasn't something she considered until marrying Dupart. "I never thought I was going to have kids," she said. "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."
However, as love often does, it shifted Brat's dreams for the future. Soon, she claimed, she began "looking at life so differently." Being in love caused her to see that she wanted "a little me with you," she said of her wife. "Something special from the both of us that we can share and raise and love unconditionally." Yet, the idea of carrying a child was almost out of the question. "I was like, nothing's gonna come out of me!"
Jesseca Dupart Had To Do A Bit Of Convincing
It took many conversations with Dupart to change Brat's mind. "We had a little tug-o-war in the beginning," said Dupart. "But I felt like she should have the experience. She is so nurturing." Congratulations to Brat and Jesseca! Check out photos from their pregnancy shoot above and below.