Tika Sumpter has been keeping a low profile throughout her pregnancy. Not only did people not realize she was expecting until her third trimester, we didn’t even know she was seeing someone.
Now, the identity of her baby’s father has been revealed as her Have and Have Not’s co-star Nick James (“Officer Justin,” for fans of the show). Tika recently spoke to Fit Pregnancy about why she decided to keep the baby news — and her relationship — under wraps. “I didn’t want to hear, ‘Who’s the dad?’” said Sumpter, “Social media can be harsh, and I’m a mama bear, protective of my family. So that’s why I waited to tell people, including some of my friends.”
Turns out, she had good reason to keep it a secret. Twitter immediately sounded off about the fact that her baby daddy is a white man:
Tika went to Instagram to respond to the backlash:
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Enjoy and create the life you want to live. Don't look to the left or the right. Look forward, be grateful and smile a lot. Those who hate just need a big hug and encouragement to live their best life. Pray for them. I do. Love you guys! Have a beautiful day!! @fitpregnancy
Truly surprising that, in 2016, an interracial couple is still news. Sigh.
Tika Sumpter’s Baby’s Father Has Been Revealed, and Twitter Has Thoughts + Tika Responds was originally published on globalgrind.com