The wife of the “Funkdafied” rapper, Jesseca “Judy” Harris-Dupart, is pregnant, as the couple exclusively revealed to PEOPLE this week. Da Brat, now 48 years old, says, “It’s been quite a journey,” adding, “there’s a lot of stuff we learned about women over the age of 40.”
The motherhood journey of this couple began around the time they exchanged wedding vows on February 2 of last year. Harris-Dupart, the 41-year-old CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products, was in the midst of releasing a new line of products motivated by Da Brat and her signature braids and protective hairstyles.
The partnership’s catchy slogan “We’re extending our family!” was initially intended as a joke, she explains. “But after that, the response was enormous. You could almost hear them saying, “Oh my God, do we actually want to have kids, if we do, girl, we better hurry up!”
Prior to their relationship, Harris-Dupart had already given birth to three children. Da Brat never intended to have children. The phrase “I never thought I was going to have kids” comes from her mouth. “I just didn’t think it would happen to me. To sum it all up, I can say that I have accomplished a lot in my life and career. I thought it was hopeless because I hadn’t gotten pregnant right away.”
Da Brat Is Pregnant With Her First Baby At Age 48
After “quite a journey,” the couple finally started a family, as Harris explained to People. To have children was the last thing on my mind. To put it simply, I didn’t think it was in the cards for me,” she said.
“I’ve had a wonderful career and a rich life. Just because I wasn’t able to conceive right away didn’t mean I’d never be able to. However, after marrying her hairdresser, the expecting star had second thoughts.
After some “tug of war” between the two partners, Dupart ultimately managed to persuade her “nurturing” spouse to carry the baby.
Dupart told the outlet, “I felt like she should have the experience,” because of the serious health issues she had after her own egg retrieval, she wanted her daughter to have the same opportunity.
It Will Be The Rapper’s First Child And Dupart’s Fourth
She had an embryo transfer after having surgery to remove fibroids and polyps, but the pregnancy ended in miscarriage.
Using the “few eggs” they had left and the sperm of an anonymous donor described as an “eager entrepreneur,” Da Brat became pregnant once more.
The pregnancy is going well, and she is now 18 weeks along. Her first child will be Dupart’s fourth, as the Kaleidoscope Hair Products founder already has three children from previous relationships.
When Da Brat announces her pregnancy in February 2023, it will have been a full year since she and Dupart tied the knot in Georgia the previous February.
“I Didn’t Expect To Become A Parent”
The “Funkdafied” rapper revealed that she and Harris-Dupart tied the knot in February of last year, marking the beginning of their journey toward parenthood. Harris-Dupart, 41, the CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products, was at the time releasing a new line of hair care products influenced by her wife’s signature braids and other protective hairstyles.
“At first it was just a joke, and then we were like, ‘We’re extending our family!'” That’s what that little brat said. “But after that, the response was enormous. The thought crossed both of their minds, “Oh my God, do we actually want to have kids, if we do, girl, we better hurry up!”
Da Brat admitted that becoming a mother was never something she anticipated doing. Her wife had three children from a previous marriage.
I never expected to have children,” Da Brat admitted. The fact that I had not conceived earlier led me to believe that it was unlikely that I ever would.
She went on to say that after talking to Harris-Dupart, she had a newfound appreciation for motherhood and a new perspective on life in general. “In other words, I wished for a measure of identity to be shared with you. A unique creation from both of us that we can bring up and love as our own.”
It Was A Tragic Miscarriage
In light of Harris-health Dupart’s problems following the egg retrieval procedure, Da Brat admitted that she was initially hesitant to carry the couple’s child.
There was some initial resistance, but Harris-Dupart ultimately decided that the experience was beneficial for their daughter. “She’s very caring,” I said.
She had to have surgery to remove fibroids and polyps from her uterus, which are typically benign, non-cancerous growths, before Da Brat’s embryo transfer procedure, she said. The Office on Women’s Health reports that women with fibroids are at increased risk for complications during pregnancy and labor.
I’d never been this enthusiastic about something I didn’t know I wanted before, she said. Affectionately put: “I fell in love with the idea, and then it was taken away from me.”