Kelly Rowland has announced that she’s pregnant with her second child. She revealed the news on the cover of Womens’ Health, and in an interview with the magazine told the story of how she and her husband decided they were ready for another child.

“We had been talking about it loosely, and then COVID happened, and we were just like, ‘Let’s see what happens,'” Rowland said.

Last year, Rowland had said that she was not ready for another child, but that her son, Titan Jewell, desperately wanted a little brother. She even admitted that just earlier this year, after learning about the death of George Floyd, she was nervous about safely raising her child during a time where black lives aren’t always valued or respected in America.

“I’d just put Titan to bed,” she described the moment when she heard the news. “I got into the shower, and I had this real hard, ugly, deep cry. Because I promised to protect my kid. That was the main thing I was thinking about: protecting this little innocence.”

Nonetheless, Rowland said that she got pregnant almost as soon as the coronavirus lock-downs began, and decided to share the news publicly “to remind people that life is important.”

Rowland’s child is due later this year, and she insisted that even while she is pregnant, she plans to continue making music for her fans until the birth of her child.