Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee are expecting their second baby together, a daughter,
The actor, 33, and his singer/songwriter fiancée, 34 shared the good news exclusively to PEOPLE. The couple is already parents to son Seven Adeoluwa Akinosho whom they welcomed in September 2021.
We're excited to announce that our baby girl is on the way. What a beautiful testament to GOD's favor. We are overjoyed," the couple told PEOPLE.
They also shared pictures of the baby’s gender reveal, where Rotimi released an umbrella, raining pink confetti on the expectant couple.
The Coming 2 America star wasn't looking for love when he attended the event though he told Essence.
"I actually was there with somebody else, just a weekend friend,' he explained. 'She ended up getting sick. We were supposed to go to this party, and [she said] I don’t want to come. I said, "Okay, it’s fine. I’m just going to go for 15 minutes."
After they met, Mdee had to return to Africa. She is a
singer-songwriter from Tanzania. When she eventually came back to the United
States, the pair went on their first official date.
Mdee relocated to the United States shortly after they began dating,
In Dec. 2020, Rotimi asked Vanessa to marry him. “She said YES!” he captioned a post showing off her huge diamond rock. “You are my everything. My angel. In 2015, I prayed that whoever my wife was going to be and wherever she was at the moment, I hoped she was happy, having a good day and receiving GOD’S abundance.”
He continued, “Fast forward …YOU… you make me such a better man.. I’m in debt to God for you. I will pay him back by loving you & giving you everything that you deserve. Nakupenda.”