Da Brat and Judy are basking in joy of their baby boy.
In an exclusive interview with People magazine, Da Brat and wife Jesseca “Judy” Harris-Dupart shared first photos of their newborn son, True Legend. The interview comes one month after True was born.
“Look, this came out of my stomach,” Da Brat , pointing to her tiny newborn, sleeping soundly in the arms of Judy at their home in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta. “I cry every day. I just look at him and boo-hoo, because I’m so grateful.
As revealed on their reality show (WE TV’s Brat Loves Judy), Da Brat was told she had fibroid tumors and couldn’t carry a child to term. She sought out an opinion from a second doctor who said the fibroids weren’t that big of a deal and that she could carry as long as she had them removed first.
“I’m 49, I’m high-risk, I have high blood pressure. So many women so much younger than me want kids and can’t have them, and I had a successful pregnancy,” she tearfully shared with the magazine. “It’s just an honor. He’s such a blessing.”
“I was stuck in the closet for so many years”
Da Brat also shared that Harris-Dupart, whom she met in 2017, helped the rapper open up about her sexuality.
“I was stuck in the closet for so many years, I thought I would never come out,” she said. “But I met somebody that gave me the courage to live in my own truth. Now I’m happily married.”
Da Brat underwent in vitro fertility (IVF) treatments using eggs from Harris-Dupart and sperm from an anonymous donor. Then, following a heartbreaking miscarriage, she became pregnant with their son.
“I think God plans out our journey,” she said. “I’m very happy He saw fit for me to have him.”