Amara La Negra will soon become a mom of two! The Love and Hip Hop: Miami (LHHMIA) star recently sat down with Parents Magazine to chat about her choice to rear her twins on her own.
“This is going to be the first time I am going to be completely honest. I think there was a part of me that was a little bit embarrassed to say that I am a single mother, not necessarily by choice. People can be very judgmental once you are in the public eye, and I just wasn’t ready to speak that truth. I won’t necessarily say that I am at this moment, either, but I will say that it wasn’t something that I wanted, you know? My dream [growing up] as an only child was always to have a big family, to get married, and have a beautiful home and picnics on Sundays…and it didn’t turn out that way. I thought that I had chosen the right partner to make that happen but it wasn’t like that. So, I don’t have another option. But that’s OK. I’m a mother, my children are within me and I have to take that responsibility, and be that mother figure/father figure for my girls.”
The reality star ultimately hopes to raise mini activists. “Everything that I know, I want to teach my girls, and everything they learn that I don’t know, I want them to teach me. I want to teach them about activism, how to be fearless and to speak up. I’m going to tell let them know that it’s not going to be easy and that they may get judged by people. But if you really believe in something, you have to stand up for it. Especially if you’re fighting for your community and for your people. I want to teach them about their history, their ancestors, and to have confidence from a very early age so that they’ll be able to stand up for themselves and be fearless about it.”
Amara La Negra announced her expectancy last year. She told People En Espanol, “In my case, I woke up pregnant like the Virgin Mary. I woke up pregnant and that’s all I remember,” she emphatically emphasized. “I’m going to be a single mother. I know my babies are going to depend on me.” And she added: “Father is not the one who begets, he is the one who breeds. At the time, if God gives me the blessing of finding the right man, who supports me, who accepts me with my children, well, well received. But I feel blessed and I am so happy that I even forget that [about being a single mother]. I am more focused on my babies.”
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