Tika Sumpter Gives Birth to Baby Girl
Thirty-six year old ctress Tika Sumpter has given birth to a baby girl named Ella-Loren. According to published reports, The Haves and Have Nots co-star welcomed her daughter earlier this month via a private hospital in Los Angeles. Tika recently tweeted about being a new mommy, saying “Dear Moms, dads and caretakers, I’m now slow clapping for each and every one of you. It ain’t no joke.”
As previously reported, Tika kept her pregnancy a secret until late August, telling Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazine she wanted to have her child on her own terms.
“She is my first child and I wanted to experience every moment of this pregnancy for myself and enjoy it without everyone else being in it with me.” Tika went on to talk about the downside of oversharing, citing the harshness of people online. “People can be really mean on social media and I’m a mama bear. I’m very protective of my family, so that’s why I held off on telling a lot of people, including some friends.
Tika also talked about not wanting to answer questions about her child’s father, Haves and Have Nots co-star Nick James. While Tika says the two are together, she refuses to elaborate any further. A decision I personally think is wise.
The minute news got out Tika was pregnant by her white co-star, black folks started going in. A pregnant unmarried black woman is treated like a pariah in our community and immediately everyone starts lining up to judge- something no one does with non-black women.
I hope Tika continues to remain mum and keeps her child off social media. The best thing she can do to enjoy the experience of being a new mommy is to keep the rest of the world out of it.
Congrats to her, Nick and baby Ella-Loren.