Eve is about to add a new title to her name: mom.
The Philadelphia-born rapper turned actor and talk show host has long expressed her desire to become a mother. Now, the former Fetish clothing line owner and her longtime husband, Maximilian Cooper, are expecting their first child.
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Eve and Cooper met in 2010.
They officially married in 2014 in a beachside ceremony in Ibiza, Spain. She became a stepmother to Cooper’s four children from a previous relationship.
After a few years of marriage, Eve began opening up about her desire to become a mother. Unfortunately, she found it difficult to conceive.
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During a 2019 episode of The Talk, she talked about the shame she felt for not having a child. “As a woman, you just think things happen naturally and I felt like I was damaged,” she said. “I felt like I was broken. I felt like, oh well maybe I’m not good enough.”
She officially left the show in 2020 amid the COVID-19 travel restrictions. She was commuting from England, where she and Cooper live, to LA to film the show.
Eve chose to leave the show to focus on building her family. She later revealed that she had a myomectomy to remove fibroids from her uterus.
She also admitted to being nervous about becoming a stepmother
Though Eve fell madly in love with Cooper, she admits it was difficult to adjust to becoming an active part of his four children’s lives. She spoke exclusively with People Magazine about getting comfortable in her stepmother role.
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“It’s been now 10 and a half years I’ve been in their lives and they’ve been in my life,” she said. “They’ve grounded me. In the beginning, when I first met my husband, then-boyfriend, I was like, ‘This is never gonna last because you got four kids! How’s this gonna work?’ But then I met the kids and honestly was like ‘Wow, kids are amazing.’ “
She says the adjustment period was longer than anticipated, but worth it. “I will say it took years, though, I’m not gonna lie. It did take two or three years to adjust, just our relationship with the kids.
But I have to say I’m very lucky. I feel very, very lucky that I had my insta-kids —… Brinkwire Entertainment short news.