Tika Sumpter kept her pregnancy secret for 7 months
Tika Sumpter kept her pregnancy secret for seven months.
The 'Southside with You' star decided not to divulge she was expecting a baby because she wanted to enjoy her pregnancy by herself.
She said: "She's my first child, and I wanted to experience every moment of this pregnancy for myself and enjoy it without everybody else being in it with me. Until recently, you couldn't tell if I was pregnant or had a little beer belly!
"I didn't want to hear, 'Who's the dad?' 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. My friends weren't mad at me. They said, 'You did it the way you wanted to do it. You're an inspiration.'"
And the 36-year-old actress also recalled when she found out she was expecting.
She told Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazine: "I found out around Valentine's Day, when my boyfriend took me on a surprise trip to San Diego. I never want McDonald's, but I was like, 'I need a Big Mac, fries and a Coke now.' Afterward, I immediately fell asleep.
"When I woke up, my boyfriend was like, 'Haha! Are you pregnant?' I said, 'Maybe. Go get a test!' He brought back a generic-brand test, and right away it said positive. I could not comprehend it. So I said, 'Go get a name-brand test!' He did, and that one said yes too. I still have the stick. I had to show it to my mom, because she didn't even believe me when I told her."