Sophia Grace Brownlee, who was 9 years old when she first went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, said on Saturday that she’s expecting her first child.
Brownlee, who is 19 years old, announced and talked about her pregnancy in a YouTube vlog. She said she thought some of her fans would be “very shocked” to hear that she still had “four months to go” in her pregnancy.
“I am here to tell you guys that I am pregnant,” Brownlee said in the nearly eight-minute clip. “So I am 21 weeks today, and the reason why I left it so long is because I always want to make sure that everything’s completely fine and that everything’s safe.”
In the clip, the influencer said that her recent 20-week ultrasound showed that “everything was fine.” She also said that she was “shocked” when she first found out she was pregnant. “I got used to it now, and I’m super, super happy about it. And I can’t wait to share this journey with you guys and definitely have a lot of different content from what I usually have,” Sophia told her fans.
Brownlee felt “very, very sick for a long time” at the beginning of her pregnancy, so she didn’t tell anyone about the baby until she was ready. She knows the baby’s sex, but will reveal it in a separate video. As of now, her baby bump is “not too big,” and she told her fans how it felt to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time.
“That was literally so cool because it’s like, mad to think that there’s literally another like, life inside of you,” Brownlee said. “So that was super cool.”
Brownlee first showed up on TV in 2011, when she and her younger cousin Rosie, who is now 16 years old, sang Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” on Ellen. Shortly before they went on the daytime talk show, they did the same thing in an online video that has now had over 55 million views on YouTube.
In May, when the Ellen DeGeneres Show was over, the teens went back on stage to sing the song that made them famous. The pair has been on Ellen’s show more than 30 times in the last 10 years, between their first and last appearances.
“As a child, I always used to play dress up. So did me and Rosie, “Sophia said about the video during their last appearance on the show. “I was dressing up, and Rosie’s favourite costume happened to be The Virgin Mary — you know, Mary and Jesus.” Since she “kept singing Nicki Minaj all the time,” Rosie’s mother decided to pull out her iPhone and record the two’s rendition of the rap queen’s hit.
Since then, they have gone on to make music on their own. The latest song by Brownlee, “Little Things,” came out on May 6. Now, her own little thing isn’t too far away.
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