Singer Kelis has given birth to her second son, E! News reports. The 36-year-old “Milkshake” diva welcomed a healthy baby boy back in November but chose not to publicly announce the addition to her brood.


An insider revealed to the site that the boy has been named Shepherd and that Kelis is “thrilled.” The identity of the father remains unknown.

The Daily Mail, however, claims the baby daddy to be real estate agent Mike Nora. The report also states that it is “believed” Nora and Kelis secretly married in December of last year.

Kelis’ first child, Knight, was born in 2009 to then husband, rapper Nas. Kelis filed for divorce in the same year and proceedings were finalized in 2010.

Speaking to People back in October for the launch of her cookbook, My Life On A Plate, the Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef revealed Knight was over the moon when she told him he’d be getting a younger sibling.

“[He’s] really funny,” she shared. “He’s very grown up about everything. He was like, ‘Congratulations, Mama,’ like a friend [and] patted me on the back.”

She added, “I was like, ‘We’re going to have another baby in the family,’ so now he’s like, ‘I can’t wait. I’m going to teach him everything’ He’s all about it. He talks to my stomach all day long.”

Kelis has previously opened up about the joys of motherhood and even dedicated a song to Knight, the aptly titled “Song For The Baby,” on her 2010 album Flesh Tone.

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