R&B singer and actress KeKe Wyatt announced earlier this month that she and husband, Michael Ford, are expecting their ninth child. The family consists of three children from Wyatt’s first marriage, one child from Ford’s previous relationship, and four children together. Now planning to welcome their fifth child together, Wyatt and Ford couldn’t be happier.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Wyatt said she was anointed by God for motherhood. She explained, “I know it sounds funny, but I really think that it’s a gift of mine. That’s one of my many gifts [and]talents. It can be difficult, but when you love something and are passionate about it, it’s not really that hard.”
The entertainment industry is not known for many strong Pro-Lifers or an accepting environment for family life. Wyatt’s story could have been much different if she believed the anti-Life lies in the music industry. She revealed in the interview with The Christian Post that when she became pregnant while struggling to begin her career at 18. Wyatt had married and started her career in the same year, and her advisors in the music industry pressured her to end her child’s Life in abortion.
Wyatt was strong enough not to believe that a child would “end her career.” She gave birth, and continued building a successful career. Far from holding her back, motherhood propelled Wyatt to success. Her children’s needs gave her a reason to work hard. She said, “[They] gave me more power to fight. That was my gasoline. ‘Oh he needs diapers … hey, alright!’ Every time I have a baby I fight more and I’ll never stop fighting.”
The myth that women “need” abortion to finish school and have successful careers is pervasive. The abortion industry has peddled the lie that women can only succeed if they can choose to end the lives of their preborn children. Wyatt’s story is a powerful and public example of the truth. Explaining her success being a mother while having a developing career, Wyatt says simply, “Babies don’t get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that’s what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there’s nothing nobody can do and nobody can say.”
In addition to her outspoken Pro-Life views, Wyatt has used her fame to support victims of domestic violence. She served as a spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).
This month, KeKe Wyatt guest stars on Bounce TV’s drama “Saints and Sinners.”