Last week when Kehlani revealed she was expecting a baby girl, many fans were scratching their heads considering the singer recently announced that she identifies as queer.
“Kehlani is pregnant…….. who’s the baby father??? I thought she was…… I have so many questions that need answers,” was how one Twitter user put it.
Now the 23 year-old, has revealed not only her baby’s father identity but that he too is bi-sexual. “I started dating women before I ever dated men,” she said during an exclusive interview on Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio. “Then I was lucky to find a partner who was a bisexual male. And he really understands my queerness and my fluidity, and I really understand his. It’s very awesome to be understood.”
So who is this mystery guy that is making Kehlani so happy? The Oakland-native told Minaj that she’s having a child with Javie Young-White. Here’s what else we know about him and their relationship
He’s also a musician
Javie Young-White is actually Kehlani’s guitarist who she’s been exchanging affectionate social media messages publicly for months now. In fact, immediately after announcing her pregnancy, she commented “Hey Dad,” beneath one of his Instagram pictures. In 2017, Jaboukie was chosen as one of Rolling Stone’s “25 Under 25: Meet the Young Musician, Actors, Activists Changing the World.”
His older brother is the new Daily Show correspondent
Javie’s full name is Javaughn Young-White, and he is the younger brother of comedian Jaboukie Young-White, the new Daily Show correspondent. Jaboukie also identifies as gay and talks about his sexual identity in his stand-up.
The pregnancy was planned
Kehlani also went into detail about what makes her relationship work and why she planned her pregnancy. “When I found out that I can get a break from touring because I’ve been primarily a touring artist, that’s when I planned for it for this time,” she said. “It was planned so we had a short time frame of having to actually have sex every day. And we were excited that it didn’t start feeling like a chore.”
He was a basketball player in High school
Javie and his two brothers were raised in the Chicago suburb of Harvey, Illinois. In his high school days, Javie was a basketball standout at Marian Catholic High School. According to Max Preps, Javie played as a guard and was ranked in the top 10 high school players in Illinois.