“This baby is an absolute miracle,” she said.
While she is looking forward to the new addition, Guyton added that she is praying hard for her little one, as he is about to enter a world in which racial discrimination still exists. Guyton shared that her husband has unfortunately experienced this throughout his life.
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Even in times of darkness, like the ones we as a society find ourselves in today, God always finds a way to shine His light on the beautiful side of life, like the miracle of life itself. I’m so excited to announce that I’m having a baby! My life completely changed in an instant. Literally nothing else matters. I’m so excited and terrified all at the same time. I have no idea what I am doing but am so thankful that God chose me to be this baby’s mom 😭👶🏽🤰🏾
“I’ve seen racial injustice happen to my husband,” she shared. “I’ve had a ‘Karen’ falsely make claims against him and say some of the most heinous things, like the N-word. I’m growing this Black child in my belly that is going to have to face this. I pray for him.”
Guyton, who has been an active voice this year as the fight against racial injustice has intensified, also shared that this baby was somewhat of a surprise. After the initial shock wore off, however, she embraced the news wholeheartedly.
“I was just a complete deer in the headlights and completely shocked and terrified and scared,” she said. “In my mind, as a woman in the music industry, you think, ‘Oh, I can’t be pregnant and have a career. I can’t be a mom and have a career.’ I thought those things. I had to just completely do some deprogramming in my mind and realize that we all deserve happiness and we all deserve a family.”
As Guyton and Savoy get ready to welcome their son into their family, the singer stressed that she simply wants to be the kind of parent who accepts her child for whoever he will want to be.
“I just want this baby to just have its own life and have its own choices,” she says, “and I will accept this baby for who or whatever it chooses to be. I just want to support it in every way that I can.”