Tika Sumpter is expecting her first child, a daughter next month, but she’s been tight-lipped about who her unborn child’s father is. And we certainly understand.
With celebs over-sharing on social media, it’s no surprise that Sumpter wants to keep her personal life private.
However, the news was bound to be spilled at some point. Reportedly, the 36-year-old actress is dating actor Nicholas James. The pair have been dating for a year and a half and both star on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots. In a new interview, Sumpter says that their pregnancy was a surprised and wasn’t planned.
My pregnancy wasn’t planned. I found out around Valentine’s Day, when my boyfriend took me on a surprise trip to San Diego. I never want McDonald’s, but I was like, ‘I need a Big Mac, fries, and a Coke now.’ They were still only serving breakfast, so I insisted we wait there until they started serving lunch. Afterward, I immediately fell asleep. When I woke up, my boyfriend was like, ‘Ha-ha! Are you pregnant?’ I said, ‘Maybe. Go get a test!’ He brought back a generic-brand test, and right away it said positive. I could not comprehend it. So I said, ‘Go get a name-brand test!’ He did, and that one said yes too. I still have the stick. I had to show it to my mom, because she didn’t even believe me when I told her.
She also admits that she doesn’t feel pressured to get married,
One of the first questions my mother asked when she found out I was pregnant was ‘Are you going to get married?’ I’d love to, but maybe in a year or so. I’ve been with my boyfriend for more than a year and a half. Our relationship is not dependent on a ring. I love him to death, and he loves me to death, and that’s all that matters to me.
On keeping her personal life – pregnancy and boyfriend – under wraps, she explains,
I didn’t want to hear, ‘Who’s the dad? Are you with the dad?’ Social media can be harsh, and I’m a mama bear, protective of my family. So that’s why I waited to tell people, including some friends. My friends weren’t mad at me. They said, ‘You did it the way you wanted to do it. You’re an inspiration.’
Neither Tika nor Nicholas have spoken publicly about their relationship. We did some digging on their social media and it’s clear they keep their private life, private.
Both went sky-diving earlier this year.