Since 2013, Queen Latifah and rumored girlfriend Eboni Nichols have romantically linked, allegedly speaking. Now, rumors are persisting that the actor and her partner are expecting a bouncing bundle of joy.
The sources claim that Nichols and Latifah are not only starting a family together, but they’re also engaged. The publication snagged photos of Nichols out and about on October 3 with a clear baby bump and an engagement ring on her finger.
If it is true that Nichols and Latifah are having a baby together, it would be good news at a time when the 48-year-old Oscar-nominated actress needs it most. Her mother, Rita Owens, whom she had a very close relationship with and referred to as “the love of my life,” passed in March after a 14-year-long battle with heart failure.
“She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over,” she said. “I am heartbroken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your kindness, support and respect for our privacy at this time. Much Love, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latifah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.”
It also comes soon after Latifah opened up about her desire to start a family back in 2017.
“I’m a little bit of a procrastinator,” she told E! News. “I had some things to deal with. I had to get a lot of partying out of my system early in life for about 40 years. You know what I’m saying. I’m good now. I think I’m ready.”