Upon the birth of Sophia Grace Brownlee’s first child, Ellen DeGeneres refers to him as “Nicki Minaj the third.”


Sophia Grace Bronwlee has given birth to a baby! The “Ellen DeGeneres Show” star shared a sweet black-and-white snapshot of her tiny baby hands next to her own on Instagram. She just added the date she gave birth—26 February—and a white heart emoji to the caption. Who was the first to leave a comment on the joyful post? Of course, Ellen DeGeneres. She wrote, “Welcome to the world, Nicki Minaj the third!” in reference to Bronwlee’s well-known rendition of Minaj’s “Super Bass” on the TV program when she was just 8 years old. On her own Instagram, her cousin Rosie McClelland—who was also a cast member of the show—posted the newborn picture and wrote, “I adore him so much.”

On October 22, the 19-year-old made her pregnancy announcement in a video on her YouTube account. She told her fans that she was “shocked” when she first learned of her pregnancy but that she was “very, super pleased about it.” After Brownlee’s announcement, 16-year-old singer McClelland shared a picture of herself cuddling up to her cousin along with a heartfelt statement. Together forever, words cannot express the feeling she expressed in her letter. I don’t think I can change a diaper just yet, but I’m so looking forward to this new chapter. I love you so much. Brownlee made her pregnancy announcement a couple of weeks after the previous one. 

Brownlee and McClelland made their first appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2011 and went on to become kid stars. They then became regulars on the program and had a lead role in “Sophie Grace & Rosie’s Royal Journey,” a 2014 movie. Although Bronwlee has indicated the father of her child is a part of her life, she is not yet ready to announce his identify. Brownlee will be a first-time mother this year, joining Molly-Mae Hague and Stacey Dooley, so she is in excellent company. We can only hope that she has been singing her new son the Minaj song “Boy, you had my heartbeat runnin’ away”!

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