Won­der ex­pect­ing triplets

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment -

NEW York — He re­ally is a Won­der. At age 64, Ste­vie Won­der is ex­pect­ing triplets.

They will be the ninth, 10th and 11th chil­dren for the R & B icon, who has eight chil­dren by five dif­fer­ent women.

He’s been mar­ried twice, but the mother this time is his lat­est girl­friend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy (40) who also gave birth to a child by Won­der last year.

“It’s Ste­vie’s mech­a­nism for his hap­pi­ness,” a fam­ily source told The New York Post. “I don’t know that he set out to have 11 chil­dren, in­clud­ing triplets at his age, but it’s not like he isn’t happy about it or he can’t af­ford chil­dren.”

Another source also told The New York Post that while Won­der has pre­vi­ously ac­knowl­edged that he hasn’t al­ways been avail­able to his chil­dren, the singer now goes out of his way to make time for each of them.

The legend’s eight chil­dren range in age from one to 39.

“Aisha [his old­est] en­joys her dad quite a bit, they get to­gether and eat and joke,” the source said. “He’s been help­ing [his son] Mum­taz with some of Mum­taz’s mu­sic and he al­ways talks about how tal­ented his son is.”

Ear­lier this year, Won­der at­tend- ed 26-year-old son Kwame Mor­ris’ grad­u­a­tion from More­house Col­lege. He was also re­cently filmed goof­ing around with young son Kai­land, 12, and daugh­ter Mandla, nine.

“He knows that be­ing a fa­ther is a full-time job and now that he’s a lit­tle older, he feels like he’s up to the task and he doesn’t want to let any of them down,” the source said.

Although Won­der and long­time spokes­woman Shel­ley Selover are keep­ing mum about the re­la­tion­ship with Bracy, who hails from At­lanta, those closely as­so­ci­ated with the Su­per­sti­tious singer said fa­ther­ing chil­dren keeps Won­der oc­cu­pied th­ese days more than mu­sic.

The women in his life, in­clud­ing his ex-wives Kai Milla Mor­ris and the late Syreeta Wright, and those with whom he fa­thered chil­dren, Yolanda Sim­mons and Melody McCul­ley, have been cor­dial after part­ing ways, sources said. — Ex­press

ste­vie Won­der (right) and tomeekah have been to­gether since 2012.

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