Brooke Valentine and son London,2, get candid during a recent photo shoot. London is a handsome little lad!


Brooke’s sophomore album Forever will make its debut in the coming weeks. She recently spoke with Essence magazine about her seven-year break from the music industry after releasing her first album with the widely acclaimed ‘Girlfight’ single. “I did need to take a break. I needed to understand London’s diagnosis and situation. I needed to research doctors and try to find the best therapists there are. I really didn’t feel like that was the right time to be working on an album,” said Valentine. “I knew my life and I knew myself, and what I wanted, but I knew that this was London’s shot. I didn’t want to miss those moments in his life; I wanted to set him up the right way. I think it’s also important for my fans to know that I fell out of love with the industry – not music. Before I felt like I was performing for the fans, but now I want to perform with the fans. I feel like as an artist, if you’re not doing that, you’re wasting your time.”

London was diagnosed with cerebral palsy shortly after birth. He is Brooke’s first child, and is featured in her latest music video Forever :

Listen to Brooke’s new single “Don’t Wanna Be in Love” off her forthcoming album Forever, a 14-track full-length album, Here.




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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