Earlier this year, Kehlani responded to rumors about her sexuality by officially coming out as a lesbian.
As part of Facebook Watchs Pride On! Kehlani & Larrays Excellent Pride Ride special, the Back Together singer revealed how Javaughn Young-White, the father of her 2-year-old daughter, reacted when he learned about her sexual orientation. In March 2019, the two welcomed a baby girl named Adeya Nomi.
I have a 2-year-old daughter Shes the best, said Kehlani, according to Complex. Me and her dad are like really, really close friends, and the decision to start a family was really easy for us because we both believed in each others ability to be good parents.
She said that Young-White has remained a supportive friend and father. We just focus on being a team, honestly, and when I was able to tell him, like, Ive come to newer terms with my sexuality and hes super, super, super supportive, she added.
Kehlani also revealed that she and Young-White have tried to normalize parental relationships around their daughter. Like usually where people would bring up mom and dad, we also say mom and mom and dad and dad,’ she said.
While on Instagram Live with her friend on Easter Sunday, Kehlani announced that she was gay. You wanna know whats new about me? I finally know Im a lesbian! she said. In a later TikTok video, she confirmed her sexuality. Well, its fu**ing true. I am gay, g-gay, gay, gay.
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Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 22, 2021