Zonnique Pullins, daughter of Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and stepdaughter of T.I., is having a baby!
Pullins is expecting her first child with rapper boyfriend Bandhunta Izzy aka Israel James.
Zonnique broke the news about the pregnancy on her new talk show "The Mix," which airs on Fox Soul. She also revealed that she's having a baby girl.
Pullins told People magazine, "Literally every year, probably for the past three years, this same rumor [that I was pregnant] had come out. This time I actually am pregnant. It’s weird!"
Zonnique is five months pregnant. She said, “With it being my first time being pregnant, I had so many expectations and was thinking, ‘Oh, it’s going to be really hard.’ I never really had morning sickness.”
While she’s had an “easy” pregnancy so far, Zonnique admitted that “it really sucks being pregnant during the coronavirus.” She added, “At first, I’m like, ‘This is the perfect time, like, everybody is locked in. I don’t have to worry about going out. So if I want to hide it for however long, I can hide.’”
“But when it comes to going to doctor’s appointments, I go to all of them by myself,” Pullins went on. “I ask every single time, ‘Can I bring my boyfriend?’ And they’re like, ‘No, only you can come.'”
Zonnique is staying positive that the COVID-19 crisis will be over by the time she gives birth. She said, “I’m hoping by the time I’m ready to have the baby it will be over with. But I’m sure it won’t be, so I’ll be in there with one person, most likely. I’m just trying not to get my hopes too high anymore.”
Pullins kept it real about her initial reaction to her pregnancy. She revealed, “I have a million brothers and sisters, so I’ve always been the one like, ‘I’m not having a baby anytime soon.’ That was always my thing. So I was kind of sad at first, and my boyfriend was really excited from the jump. After a while, I’m like, ‘Now I feel like I can do this. It’s something that will mature me and change me in a great way.’ I’m trying to wrap my head around it, and now we are here.”
Zonnique and Bandhunta, who “hit it off” on Instagram, have been dating for two years.
“Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers recently spoke with Zonnique, who opened about how awkward it is to discuss sex topics on a show produced by her mom. Watch!