Naturi Naughton Shares Maternity Photos
Naturi and her boyfriend Ben posed for some cute shots showing off their blessing to be. She and her boyfriend Ben posed for the pics showing off their unborn baby girl.
In an exclusive interview with Essence, she dishes on the joys of being pregnant and always incorporating African proverbs.
On being pregnant:
“I feel really happy; pregnancy has been good to me,” Naughton confesses. “I’m in love, I’m looking forward to just sharing this next level of life. My whole life has been about working and being in the girl group and being on stage and being an actress, but now I get to really enjoy a bigger purpose, which is motherhood, so I’m really excited.”
On incorporating African proverbs:
‘We always try to incorporate African proverbs or Kente cloth or use different images to celebrate this beautiful Black girl that’s coming into the world,” the ‘Power’ star told ESSENCE.
On growing up with insecurities about her complexion, lips, etc:
Everything that my parents imparted to me. When I was coming up we didn’t have the movement of Black Girl Magic or Black Girls Rock, but my parents made it their business to make sure I saw positive images of myself and celebrated images of Black women. I want to implement those same things but thank goodness today there’s a movement that celebrates all of our hues, our shades, our beauty, our lips, our noses–there’s a celebration surrounding Black women.
I grew up with insecurities about those things because people made fun of my complexion or made fun of how big my lips were when I was a kid. Even when I was a professional singer, I went through things in 3LW that really weighed on my self-esteem. I’m just sick of it. Thank God, now we have a time where we can make sure these girls know how beautiful they are, how special they are, and how worthy they are.
I know how difficult it is to stay firm in who you are, so I’m going to do the work. Me and my man are going to do the work. Little girls need their fathers, little girls need their mothers, but little girls need support from the world, particularly when they’re Black.
Peep pics from their Essence shoot below:
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