Mother's Day is just two days away, and while people everywhere will be celebrating the special women in their lives who wear the title of 'mother,' singer Omarion is excited to share the day with a woman who will soon become one.
To honor the woman he’s hoping will continue to accept him and “stick around,” Maybach O gave EBONY.com the exclusive on finding out his first bun was in the oven and shared a special message to longtime girlfriend Apryl Jones and their son, who’s scheduled to arrive this August.
"I haven’t told this story, but…it was around my birthday time [when] I actually overheard [Apryl] finding out [she was pregnant]. She had missed her cycle, and she was on the phone with a friend in the bathroom. She was like, 'Oh my God! You know what, I’m just going to go and make sure I’m not pregnant.' She went and got a test, she did this without me knowing—well, I knew! So she went into the bathroom, and was on the phone with her girlfriend but I think she heard me coming so I heard only a small little bit of the conversation between them when she was like, 'Oh my God girl!' She couldn’t really get it out to tell her, and I kind of walked in the bathroom and I’m like 'What?!'She [said], 'I think I need to go get another one.' So I was like, 'You sure?' She [said], 'Yeah. Looks what it says.'
I was like completely and utterly excited. I was like, 'Oh my God, are you serious'? I was really hype, like you know, ecstatic! I think she was kind of like thrown off by my happiness. I don’t think she knew how I was going to react, so when I acted in that way like ‘For real? Like I’m going to be a dad! I’m going to be a father?’ she was just like, “Well I don’t know. I want to take another one.'But I was excited, and I think because I was excited that kind of curved the way she viewed it because she knew how I felt about it. But I found out just like on a normal day at the crib, and you know when girls be missing they cycle they always want to make sure. After she took the first test, we went and bought like three more tests. She took all of them, and we found out and we were sure."
He has the following messages for Apryl and their baby boy:
I would [like] to just thank her. I would [like] to tell her that I love her, and I appreciate her for…setting aside some of her goals and aspirations to support me fully in my dreams. A lot of people like to base relationships off of time, but I really feel like when you find that special person you know that time doesn’t exist. I would [like] to tell her I love her, and thank you for putting up with me. I am a creative being, so a lot of times I can be a little difficult and a lot of pressure is put on her [but] she’s strong enough to take it. She understands the importance of respect, morality and values, and I’m just happy that I could find an equal. I love her, and I just [want] to tell her that you’re my baby and stick around.
To My Son,
Recognize a real queen. Your mom is strong. She’s independent, she’s understanding, she’s accepting and most importantly, [she has] the best quality any woman can have, other than discernment: the ability to be classy. I want him to know that if God gives you the opportunity to have anyone remotely close to your mom, then you are definitely blessed.