Tika Sumpter is gracing the latest issue of Fit Pregnancy and Baby and she looks amazing.
Inside the issue the actress, who will welcome a baby girl in October, gave the scoop on how she found out she was expecting.
I found out around Valentine’s Day, when my boyfriend took me on a surprise trip to San Diego. I never want McDonald’s, but I was like, ‘I need a Big Mac, fries and a Coke now.’
They were still only serving breakfast, so I insisted we wait there until they started serving lunch.
Afterward, I immediately fell asleep. When I woke up, my boyfriend was like, ‘Ha-ha! Are you pregnant?‘ I said, ‘Maybe. Go get a test!’ He brought back a generic-brand test, and right away it said positive. I could not comprehend it. So I said, ‘Go get a name-brand test!’ He did, and that one said yes too.
I still have the stick. I had to show it to my mom because she didn’t even believe me when I told her.
Tika also revealed she kept her pregnancy on the low to avoid questions about her baby’s father.
She’s my first child, and I wanted to experience every moment of this pregnancy for myself and enjoy it without everybody else being in it with me.
I didn’t want to hear, ‘Who’s the dad? Are you with the dad?’ Social media can be harsh, and I’m a mama bear, protective of my family.
So that’s why I waited to tell people, including some friends.
My friends weren’t mad at me. They said, ‘You did it the way you wanted to do it. You’re an inspiration.’
Good for her. No need to open herself up to unnecessary drama, criticism, and questions during such a special time in her life.