When Malika Haqq first announced her pregnancy in September 2019, she surprisingly made no mention of who the baby’s father was.
And while she would continue to post pictures on Instagram with her growing baby bump, there was never any word about the man who she would be sharing the bundle of joy with.
Speculations concerning the father of Malika’s unborn baby continued to spread on social media, but fans were also quick to point out that the TV star had been sharing an on-again, off-again romance with rapper O.T. Genasis.
The couple was believed to have split over the summer of 2019, so the timing of Malika’s pregnancy announcement appeared to indicate that Genasis was the baby’s dad.
The actual announcement, however, wasn’t made until Feb. 8 when Malika pointed out how great O.T. (real name Odis Flores) had been throughout her pregnancy before thanking him for gifting her with her biggest blessing.
And while it’s understood that Malika didn’t want to reveal O.T. as the father in her pregnancy announcement because she had already split with him, fans were still puzzled as to why the news was kept a secret for so long.
Sources told Hollywood Life that the reality star felt ready to share the identity of her unborn baby’s father to end the endless speculation from curious fans on social media.
“Malika is really happy she made the decision to reveal to everyone that Odis is the father of her baby,” the publication quoted its insider saying.
“It just makes things easier all around, because she no longer feels the need to hide any aspect of her pregnancy. It takes a big weight off her shoulders.”
Days after her baby shower, Malika took to her Instagram, sharing with her five million followers that even though she’s no longer with O.T., they will continue to remain on friendly terms with one another.
She acknowledged that the relationship between her and the “Coco” hitmaker hadn’t worked out, but Haqq couldn’t wait for the arrival of their baby boy, who is due in just a few more weeks.
And even though they’re no longer seeing one another, Malika credits O.T. for being present at every doctor’s appointment concerning their baby, which she couldn’t be happier about.
“Relationships don’t always work out the way we would hope but between love & friendship we have created a baby boy that will be here very soon,” the soon-to-be mother-of-one wrote.
“OT and I have attended every doctors apt and overall loved on our son together while anticipating his arrival.”
Throughout her pregnancy, Malika Haqq has received tons of support from her family and friends, including Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, who both attended Haqq’s fancy baby shower earlier this month.