TV and radio presenter LootLove announced that she is pregnant with twins about a month ago. She is arguably the coolest and luckiest celebrity “mom to be” out there at the moment. The TV host and her long time boyfriend rapper Reason, are expecting twins whose current names are “Hip” and “Hop”. The fashionista made it public news during her early pregnancy announcement days that she really wants to keep things as normal as possible and not turn her pregnancy into the biggest event of 2018 and 2019.
In an industry where celebrities and media personalities are scrutinized for their every move, she did her very best to keep her pregnancy a secret. The day she announced she was expecting twins Loot said
“As “personalities”/“celebrities”, we are selfishly required to share every moment in our lives and when we don’t, we have people around us that we think we can trust, who gladly do it for us whether it hurts/compromises us and those we love or not. We constantly have vultures flying above us ready to share our private lives in the most non-emotional manner ever…..”
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It’s a phenomenal time to be me. God and my ancestors came together for me and blessed me with something so wonderful! I’m pregnant!😆🤰🏾💁🏽♀️ I won’t lie! I’m shoooook! Haha! 😆 I always thought I was cool 🤣😋… and now to find out that I’m having twins makes me even cooler! I am carrying Hip and Hop 😋🤣 This is the most beautiful time of my life. Most precious. The scariest and the most exciting. I’m completely vulnerable and sensitive. I’m excited! I’m nervous but all that goes away when I feel weird little “gas bubbles” which I now know are little kicks because I’m carrying life. A reminder of the miracle and wonder that is God. ❤️ As “personalities”/“celebrities”, we are selfishly required to share every moment in our lives and when we don’t, we have people around us that we think we can trust, who gladly do it for us wether it hurts/compromises us and those we love or not. We constantly have vultures flying above us ready to share our private lives in the most non-emotional manner ever. You may forget but all I am is Human. Flesh and blood and nothing will ever change that and yes, my life is your entertainment, I get that, but try walk a mile in my shoes. The most important thing for me has been protecting my family, my persons family, his beautiful children and respecting tradition. My silence has had everything to do with making sure that everyone who matters has their moment with this, that they feel everything, from shock to happiness to curiosity to excitement, ALL OF IT, Alone, Without the rest of the country pitching in, hounding them/adding commentary/calling or harassing them etc. Its a beautiful time, it’s a sacred time, it’s OUR time. I am BEAMING! Here’s to LOVE. Here’s to forever with the greatest gifts of them all. P.S If you see me in the streets, please don’t touch my tummy… I will punch you in the throat! 😃😘 K thanks byeeeee ❤️🌻😍😃😇🤰🏾💁🏽♀️ 📸: @aust_malema 💃🏾: @siya_weloveher 💋: @preciousxabamakeup & @pixelkollective 🌻 #LootLoveSquared👑
But how did she manage to maintain a straight face knowing she was carrying two new lives? Well, she recently opened up about how she was laughing about all the moments captured by media and blogs and some pictures posted where she knew that “Hip” & “Hop” where on the way.
Loot says on days where they where attending events she would accept welcome drinks like champagne and other drinks being served and pretend to be drinking but in actual fact Siya would take the drinks and down them for her. Lootlove thought everyone could see. Loot also revealed that they will not be naming their twins “Hop” and “Hop”.
“I was burning on hot days, steady holding juice in my hand (in situations where they served champagne I’d take the glass just so it’s not dodge and people don’t ask questions and then after a min Siya would take it from me and sip it for me….There were also a few tweets so I was convinced I’d be outed by someone before time.”
Arguably no female personality is as creative as Loot especially when it comes to putting up an outfit. To hide her baby bump Loot decided to wear over-sized clothes. She said that the toilet and her became best friends because she always had to throw up food she ate.
“everything was over-sized or high waist. I remember at this event where I’m wearing pink, i thugged it out and ate snacks. That didn’t last long, I had to sneak out and throw up as silently as I could and carry on with the event like nothing happened… Honestly the toilet and I were best friends for a bit…”
Lootlove shared that the SAMA’s (South African Music Awards) where the worst for her. She was going to be presenting an award with Female Rapper Boity And was worried that knowing that the audience was going to notice her growing tummy. She teveal that she wanted to throw up while presenting the award on the SAMA stage.
“The Durban July was a nightmare also! went for a babydoll design dress cause I was showing a bit or at least I thought, so we had to go for something that didn’t hug my body. I was also the most paranoid person. Disappeared from the party/event scene………”
With all these dodging tactics and white lies, the mom to be expressed that she is really glad to be where she is now.
“ I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me and my family”