Keyshia Knight revealed the name of her daughter on Friday’s episode of her Kandidly Keshia podcast. The actress explains that while she already had the first name picked out, her baby girl’s middle name was inspired by what she’s endured amid her divorce from Ed Hartwell.
“I was back and forth on if I wanted to share this or not, but I decided that I would because it is so hard for me to keep it in,” she says. “I’m so excited about her. Her name is…Ella Grace.”
“I knew Ella was going to be my first baby girl’s first name,” she explained. “Then in the midst of all of this is when she’s earned her middle name, Grace. When I tell you through all of this the grace of God has so been with us and has covered us and protected us—she’s been my saving grace to get through it. It’s knowing that it’s not about me.”
“Knowing that on days when I want to curl up in the bed, pull the covers over my head and cry until my eyes fall out,” continued Keshia, “that is not an option because she feels everything I feel and right now, it is bigger than me—it’s about her. It is about her being ok.”
Although things have been rocky, the former “Cosby” star says she’s ecstatic about becoming a mother:
“I am just so excited to meet her because she has some amazing things to do in this world. I can’t wait to just support her along her journey of becoming all that she is destined to be,” she said. “I know she’s going to be an amazing woman. She comes from a long lineage of strong, just wonderful women and I can’t wait to see all that she is going to accomplish and add to the legacy.”
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via E! News