Naomi Osaka is pregnant! The tennis star is expecting her first child with rapper Cordae. On Wednesday, Osaka took to social media to announce the surprising baby news.
“The past few years have been interesting to say the least, but I find that it’s the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun. These few months away from the sport has really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I’ve dedicated my life to,” she began.
She continued, “I realize that life is so short and I don’t take any moments for granted, every day is a new blessing and adventure. I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future, one thing I’m looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, ‘that’s my mom,’ haha.”
Osaka also promised to return to tennis after welcoming her new arrival, writing, “2023 will be a year that’ll be full of lessons for me and I hope I’ll see you guys in the start of the next one cause I’ll be at Aus 2024. Love you all infinitely.”
Adding, “I don’t think there’s a perfectly correct path to take in life, but I always felt that if you move forward with good intentions, you’ll find your way eventually.”
Osaka and Cordae began dating in 2019 and have been going strong ever since, The duo have been each other’s support system even during challenging times. In 2020, at the rise of the global pandemic, Cordae dropped everything to be with his love during the US Open finals.
“Appreciation post for the mister because I feel like it today,” Naomi wrote in an appreciation post back in 2020. “this pic was right after winning the US Open finals. He stopped everything he was doing because I FaceTimed him a couple days earlier and said I was feeling sad and lonely in the bubble.”
“I later found out that he hopped on a plane shortly after that call and then quarantined himself for a couple days in a hotel to see me and support,” she continued.
In addition to soon welcoming her bundle of joy, Naomi recently gave birth to a new children’s book called The Way Champs Play. You can read all about it HERE.