Naturi Naughton is smiling even brighter these days. Not only is the actress/singer enjoying a successful run on the hit STARZ series, Power, where she plays “Tasha” a street-smart wife and mother opposite Omari Hardwick, but in real-life, she and longtime beau, Ben are expecting their first baby bundle of joy!
Naughton, 32, shared the news in an exclusive interview with People, calling her pregnancy a “blessing.”
As she makes her first entrance into the world of motherhood, Naughton shares that once her cast and crew members caught wind of the good news while shooting the show’s upcoming season, not only were they excited but their protective instincts bloomed into full action, as well.
“Omari [Hardwick], who plays my husband, we have kids on the show and he’s like, ‘Now you get to be experiencing motherhood in real life!’ Everyone’s been really supportive.”
The glowing mommy-to-be also shared photos on her social media:
“I feel like being pregnant and entering this new stage has made me stronger and more excited about life in general. Everything seems so much more purposeful,” Naughton said.
The snazzy couple is expecting their little darling in July!