Minnie Dlamini first opened the new year by having a child and others as well
In addition to being unprecedented, 2020 has been a year of exciting twists and turns that have had us on the sting of our seats, including the birth of a replacement star child generation.
One of the unique side-effects of the lockdown has been “lockdown” babies shooting up left, right, and center. This year was filled with pregnancies, and it had been no different for our faves.
Here are a number of SA’s finest who emerged from the lockdown with bundles of joy.
The actress and former Live Amp presenter announced in September that she was expecting her first child with hubby Quinton Jones.
In an Instagram post featuring the star looking regal (baby bump and all), she said her bundle of joy is that the best birthday gift she has ever received.
“Starting a family with you, Mr. Jones, maybe a dream come true, and that I couldn’t have chosen a far better man to be the daddy of our child.
“Our family has suffered such a painful loss. However, God has proven to us that with death comes new life and that we welcome this miracle wholeheartedly,” wrote Minnie.
The star celebrated her pregnancy a la mode with three lavish baby showers.
Minnie and Quinton later revealed the gender of Baby Jones, announcing that they’re expecting a boy.
Radio DJ and television presenter Pearl broke the news of her pregnancy together with her mystery man.
The star had to affect negativity once she went public together with her pregnancy. Pearl clapped back at the trolls on Instagram who were trying to police her body after she posted photos of her baby bump.
“If you cannot stand seeing a bare pregnant belly, welcome to urge off my page, unfollow (or) block. Your negative comments aren’t welcome here!
“Also, stop feeling so entitled. I do not owe you anything. To everyone else, thanks for the love. I’m happy to share this journey with you.”
Once Olivier came into the planet, Pearl shifted into mommy gear and announced the birth of her baby boy on Instagram.
“To finally have you ever here feels incredibly surreal … a sense only my soul can deeply comprehend. Welcome to the planet, my love. The purest of hearts. You’re perfect in every way. Your father and that I love you dearly” wrote Pearl.
After the loss lately husband Dumisani Masilela a couple of years ago, artist Simz has had a year of hope and love. The star announced she was pregnant with boyfriend presenter Tino Chinyani.
In a heartfelt Instagram post featuring her pregnancy bod, the star shared the joyful news together with her fans and loved ones saying, she feels as if she features a purpose again.
“Indeed there’s a God in heaven. He wiped away my tears and gave me joy in abundance. You’ve brought hope and purpose to my life. Tino Chinyani, I will be able to forever be grateful to you for this beautiful gift and for teaching me the way to love again. I really like you both with all my heart,” wrote Simz.
The couple kept the pregnancy a secret and only announced in September the birth of their baby boy. during a video announcement, Tino and Simz shared the large news for his or her family with the planet.
“On the Midsummer Eve 2020 we gave birth to a gorgeous baby boy, Tiyani Kemorena Michael Chinyani, and, this ladies and gentlemen, is his legacy,” Simz said.
Model and orator Jo-Ann announced to the planet earlier this year that her family has grown and was expecting baby No 4.
On Mother’s Day, the star took to Instagram with the news that she is expecting her fourth child. With experience as a mother, Jo-Ann had words of encouragement for other mommas.
“Being a mother are some things I will be able to never deem granted. And being blessed with our fourth baby later this year is beyond our wildest dreams.
“Motherhood may be a complex blessing which we celebrate altogether its forms. Good luck in these trying times and know that you simply are stronger than any virus or any trial and tribulation,” Jo-Ann said.
She announced the birth of her daughter in October, saying that she is spending quality time together with her daughter.
Actress and model Zenande was another star who took to Instagram on Mother’s Day together with her bundle of joy announcement.
In a photoset of the star underwater during a yellow dress baring it all, she told fans she is going to be a mother by next Mother’s Day.
Though it hasn’t been confirmed when her daughter was born, the mom shared her first story of her daughter on the TL. Tongues were wagging when the star revealed her daughter had been born.
“I didn’t know I used to be ambidextrous until I had my daughter. I also didn’t know I can do numerous things with one hand, and don’t get me started on being fully functional on such little sleep. Amazing. Being a mother is magical,” wrote Zenande.