There aren’t many prominent working singers and actresses who can say they’re a mother to eight children. Now that singer and actress KeKe Wyatt is pregnant with her ninth child, she insists God has anointed her for motherhood.
On Monday, the 35-year-old R&B singer released a statement saying that she’s pregnant with her ninth child. Wyatt and her husband, Michael Ford, are a happily blended family with three children from her previous marriage and one from his previous relationship.
Gearing up to welcome her fifth child with Ford into the world, Wyatt told The Christian Post, “I think I have an anointing on motherhood.”
“I know it sounds funny, but I really think that it’s a gift of mine,” she said. “That’s one of my many gifts [and] talents. It can be difficult, but when you love something and are passionate about it, it’s not really that hard.”
The soon-to-be mother of nine has proven that she can juggle her children and career by releasing her KeKe Covers album in February, less than one year after gracing the world with new music on her Rated Love album.
She’s also been flexing her acting chops in the Bounce TV church drama “Saints & Sinners” that airs on Sundays and is lending her talents to plays like the Atlanta-based musical “Preacher’s Kid Resurrection” on Easter weekend and “The Perfect Pastor” in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 23.
While Wyatt shows no sign of slowing down just because she is pregnant, there was once a time when she was told that having a child would end her career. As an 18-year-old singer-songwriter breaking into the music industry, Wyatt was advised by those overseeing her career to have an abortion.
“I had just gotten married and my career all in the same year. The people I was working with tried to get me to get an abortion and I was like, ‘Excuse me!'” she recounted of her experience. “They were like, ‘It’s going to end your career.’ So, I gave birth and after I gave birth I was KeKe Wyatt.”
She drove the point home, adding, “and I’m still KeKe Wyatt.”
The entertainer believes she can have it all and doesn’t believe in letting something like motherhood shut her drive to excel in her career. Wyatt isn’t placing limits on herself and believes God has blessed her with both a family and flourishing career.
“I just don’t believe in shutting down. I believe in that’s what the Lord had for me,” she told CP. “Babies don’t get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that’s what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there’s nothing nobody can do and nobody can say.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post