Reports of T-Boz wanting to adopt a baby first surfaced in September 2015, when TMZ reported that the TLC singer made her plans known while being questioned in a $40 million lawsuit over the VH1 TLC biopic.
Eighteen months later, in honor of International Women’s Day, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins on Wednesday (March 8) revealed that she has indeed adopted a baby boy.
The 45-year-old artist shared a sweet photo of herself planting a kiss on the baby on his first birthday, along with the caption:
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#internationalwomensday This is My Heart! Looking Back On this Special Day My Lil Big Man turned 1 years old! It's NOT his Bday Today lol Babies are so Pure! At this Stage …They Always Kiss with Their Mouth Open 1st! Lol Now He knows how to say mmmmmmmmmuahhhh with his lips closed!!!! No more Slobber Bobber He Still Gives Me The Biggest Kisses Only When he feels like it! Other than that it's usually like Mommy stop kissing me lol #TLC #TBeezy #Tlcarmy #TBoz #AMothersLove
T-Boz’s adoption plans became known in 2015, when she was testifying in the $40 million defamation lawsuit brought by TLC’s former manager Perri “Pebbles” Reid over how she was portrayed in the VH1 biopic “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.” During questioning, T-Boz was asked if she had spoken to Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas regarding the lawsuit and that’s when she revealed she had only talked to her group member about adopting a child.
Several years prior, T-Boz had spoken to then-CNN host Larry King about wanting to adopt a child from Haiti, following the devastating 2012 earthquake. But red tape reportedly stalled that adoption process. No word yet on whether this new beauty is from Haiti.
The baby is T-Boz’s second child. She has a teen daughter named Chase Anele Rolison with rapper Mack 10.
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