Former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) star, Maria Chike, and her partner have joyfully welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Leonardo AmaraNna Anene, News About Nigeria reports.
Maria, a renowned model and former flight attendant, made the exciting announcement on her Instagram page, sharing the news of the baby’s birth on October 1.
In her heartfelt post, the 31-year-old expressed her deep gratitude to God for the precious addition to their family.
“Leonardo AmaraNna Anene 01/10/2023. I just want to say Thank you, God. My heart is so full and grateful. I’ve found the light in me that I couldn’t find all these years. Thank you for choosing us as your parents,” Maria wrote.
This joyful moment comes after Maria unveiled her baby bump just before the commencement of the Big Brother Naija All Stars season.
While many believed her pregnancy might have been the reason for her absence from the just-concluded All-Stars show, the arrival of baby Leonardo marks a transformative and joyous chapter in her life as she embarks on her journey into motherhood with her partner, Kelvin Anene.
Fans and well-wishers have flooded Maria’s social media with congratulatory messages, celebrating the new addition to her family and wishing her and her partner all the best in this exciting new chapter of their lives.
Maria’s relationship with Kelvin Anene faced controversy in 2021 when Cubana Chief Priest accused her of taking Anene from his sister, but Maria denied this. In May, she clarified that she didn’t know Anene was married when they started dating.