Wale

Today, the Nigerian-American rapper Wale took to Instagram to announce that he and long time girlfriend, Chloe Alexis, are new parents. In an emotional post shared on his Instagram, the MMG artiste revealed why he kept the news of their pregnancy away from his social media.

“I keep the most important things in my life so far away from people because I’m sensitive,” he writes, adding, “Quite possibly too sensitive to even be in this business nevertheless I spoke on the downward spiral that ensued after complications with my previous child.”

Overjoyed . I keep the most important things in my life so far away from people because I'm sensitive . Quite possibly too sensitive to even be in this business nevertheless I spoke on the downward spiral that ensued after complications with my previous child… For that reason I kept this very private as I prayed every day to receive this blessing . Thank You to all my friends so many , Iman/Teyana . Draya and O.Mel and Robyn. Finn Balor Neil Lawi. Bryson, Kehlani WizardEd.. So many ppl that stayed up wit me and talked me thru such a sensitive subject … I named my album SHiNE when I knew my babygirl was on the way …I want to be a better man than I ever been. I'm so flawed I'm so imperfect and the world knows it… I just want to honestly be the best version of myself I can be.. My focus is renewed I'm infinitely in love with my princess and I truly appreciate all the love you have shown her and how understanding many people who knew were .imma keep workin on me and pray to God I can design a young princess who flourishes to an absolute queen .. I got u baby … U go girl .. You are my everything and I'll see to it we SHiNE my precious Zyla💙

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The news of Chloe’s pregnancy first surfaced in May after Bossip shared a photo of the couple. According to the publication:

“Wale has spoken several times about how Chloe was pregnant and miscarried and the ordeal sent him into a depression and caused difficulties for the relationship. It appears the couple have overcome that hardship now because Chloe is pregnant and showing and celebrating in a series of new photos that her sister shared on social media.”

Meet Chloe:

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Now, the proud dad can’t stop talking about his daughter and has taken to Twitter to reveal her name. See his tweets: