Kelis Opens Up About Her Second Pregnancy: I’ve Been Craving Tomatoes!

Kelis is pregnant and expecting her second child -- read her quotes exclusively to Us! Cynthia Edorh/Getty Images

Tomato, tomahto! “Milkshake” singer Kelis is pregnant with her second child and she’s got a mad craving for tomatoes, she tells Us Weekly exclusively.

“I’m pregnant! I’m so excited! It’s really amazing,” the 36-year-old artist tells Us, adding that she’s been craving tomatoes recently. “My neighbor grows tomatoes and leaves them on my doorstep and I’ll cut them up, use salt and pepper, and just eat them like that!” 

The expectant star adds that being pregnant makes her “very open to the power of suggestion” and that “if someone talks about a certain food, my pregnancy brain gets so focused and I have to have it!” The good thing? Kelis is also a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and is even releasing a cookbook this October titled My Life on a Plate. She also has her own line of sauces, Bounty & Full.


“My son is excited to be a brother and I’m thrilled,” she tells Us. “With my cookbook coming out and a new baby, it’s a really exciting time for us." Kelis celebrated her baby-to-be with a baby shower, where she and her guests were treated to massages from Manly Handz.

Kelis welcomed her first child, 6-year-old Knight, with ex-husband Nas in 2009. "It's hard being a working, single mother," she told the Guardian in 2010. "On the flipside, it's awesome too. I'm raising Knight how I think he should be raised."

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