Seriously…after I got word that Kyla Pratt just had her second daughter secretly (again) I really said “What?!”. Kyla is now mother of two daughters, plus doing a promotional tour for her BET show Lets Stay Together. Hip Hollywood caught up with her, and yes the question came up about how did she manage to keep the second pregnancy with boyfriend Danny Kilpatrick, a totally secret party? I mean the picture above sees her at a party of some type, so how in the world can people be so slow and not notice a belly bump? But anyways. Read her piece!
“I just feel like that was something personal that I wanted to experience and enjoy myself. Especially with the social media nowadays, people are easily able to reach you and easily able to say what they want to say without any consequences. And when you’re pregnant, you’re hormonal, you have a lot of things going on. My fear was somebody saying something, and it really affecting me when it doesn’t really matter.
So when I announced I had a daughter, we got a lot of backlash, but I didn’t care. I had my baby. But when you’re pregnant, you don’t know what somebody’s gonna say or what’s gonna affect you or how you’re gonna feel. And I just felt like that was just something personal that… I loved my pregnancy! Every moment! I wasn’t hiding! You thought I was sitting in the house with the shades drawn? Like, no! I went to Disneyland eight months pregnant. I had a HUGE baby shower. I just had people around me who respect me and understand where I was coming from.
But I also feel like if I was to have another baby and if I had something to promote, I wouldn’t mind being on the red carpet to promote that. But I’m not just gonna be on the red carpet just to be on the red carpet. I’ve been in this business for a very long time, so getting attention is not something that excites me. So if I have something to promote or project to tell people about it, I’d have no problem walking around like, ‘Hey! Look at my bump!’ But if I was just chillin’, I’m just chillin’, enjoying mommyhood and decorating nurseries and stuff like that.
If she wants more kids?
I got my hands full right now but (I) definitely (want another kid). I’m a part of a big family and my little joke is I like for us to be our own little gang. ‘You mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.’ And I want my babies to have that same thing.”
I absolutely hear her. Kyla been in light since she was a school kid, and the one thing she wanted/gotten is her privacy. We are dealing with a instagram world, everything is quickly tweeted, or posted. So congratulations.