Tennis player Naomi Osaka has reportedly welcomed her first child, a girl, into the world with her rapper boyfriend Cordae. Osaka announced in January that she was pregnant and revealed the gender of her child in June.
The birth announcement was revealed in People magazine.
«They’re fine,» a source told the outlet.
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Neither the mother nor the father have published about the birth of their son in social media. The two have been together since 2019.
Osaka withdrew from the Australian Open in January, days before announcing her pregnancy with a photo of her ultrasound and a message.
«The last few years have been interesting, to say the least, but I think it’s the most challenging times in life that can be the most fun,» Osaka said in a statement. «These few months away from the sport have really given me a new love and appreciation for the game to which I have dedicated my life.
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«I realize that life is very short, and I don’t take any moment for granted, every day is a new blessing and adventure. I know I have a lot to look forward to in the future, one thing I hope is that my son sees one of my matches and tell someone, ‘that’s my mom’ haha 2023 will be a year full of lessons for me and I look forward to seeing you at the beginning of the next one because I will be in Aus 2024. I love you all endlessly.
«Side note: I don’t think there’s a perfectly right path to take in life, but I always felt that if you go forward with good intentions, you’ll eventually find your way.»
While Osaka hasn’t competed in 2023, the two-time Australian Open winner said she hopes to play opposite her son in an interview with «Today» in May.
«What excites me the most is being able to have a kid in the stands watching me play tennis and being able to say ‘Hey, that’s my mom on the court,'» Osaka, 25, told «Today» by email.
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«I think that moment will be surreal, and I look forward to the day when it actually happens,» Osaka added. «It really feels like a dream to think of my own son in the stands watching me, and I’m very excited for that to happen in the not too distant future.»
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.