News: UPDATE: Keyshia Cole Addresses Engagement & Pregnancy Reports, "My Plate Is Very Full"
Friday, Jan 8, 2010 4:50PM
R&B singer Keyshia Cole has released a statement confirming her speculated pregnancy and engagement to NBA basketball player Daniel Gibson.
In the statement, Cole also warns fans of her distance from certain family members.
"To all my friends and fans - It's time that I clear the air," she wrote in a statement. "It's not a secret that I haven't been in contact with my mother Frankie, and my sisters Neffe and Elite and I never wanted to air out our differences to the public. While I won't go into detail here I find it necessary to let you guys know I decided to stop communication with them because I was at a point in my life where I needed serenity and peace to move forward. Please know I love my family very much but it was time to let it go. You guys are a witness to a lot of what was happening from watching on air and online. Now that I am becoming a mom my passion for having a loving and peaceful home for my child is my #1 priority. It's very important to both Daniel and I. My plate is very full; I have a new baby coming, we are planning our wedding and I am working in the studio on a new album that I am close to completing. The stress that my family is giving me with their constant false reports is not healthy and it's not what I need at this time in my life. Please understand that there are only a few people that can officially confirm or deny anything that's happening in my life and that's me, Daniel, and my publicist, Tresa Sanders. And my girl Monica never lies." (Statement)
Reports of her engagement landed online this week.
"Heaven Sent" singer Keyshia Cole was reportedly shocked when longtime boyfriend and pro NBA athlete Daniel Gibson proposed over New Year's. News of Cole's engagement broke Tuesday, January 5, after weeks of rumors surrounding a baby bump and ultimate confirmation that the Grammy nominee was indeed pregnant. (Singersroom)
Additional reports suggested the marriage was a surprise to Cole's camp.
"[The engagement came as] an absolute surprise," a rep said. "When he asked her to marry him, she was flabbergasted. He presented her with the ring and her mouth dropped in amazement. It's too beautiful for words." (E! Online)
The singer will now join a grouping of married R&B singers including Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Christina Millian and Mary J. Blige.