Reality TV star and TV host, Maria Chike Benjamin, has welcomed her first child with her partner, Kelvin.

Maria, who rose to fame after participating in the 2021 edition of Big Brother Naija, took to her Instagram page moments ago to share the wonderful news.

She revealed that she gave birth to her bundle of joy on Independence Day, October 1, and introduced her child as Leonardo AmaraNna Anene.

Maria Chike and partner welcome

The 31-year-old reality TV star, who initially announced her pregnancy with a beautiful video in June 2023, also shared a video of her and her partner’s hands cradling the newborn’s leg.

She captioned the video,

“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 🙏🏼❤️”

Congratulations to them!

See her post below,

A while back, Maria took to social media to proudly showcase her growing baby bump.

The reality TV star shared a video where she showed off her catwalk skills in a lobby.

Maria excitedly strutted down the lobby, wearing oversized denim pants and jackets along with a crop top that highlighted her baby bump.

This video comes shortly after she shared stunning maternity photos which featured her partner who stood behind her and conspicuously hid his face.

Netizens have gone online to react to the video, with many gushing over how adorable she looked and likened her to famous singer Rihanna, while others rebuked her for showcasing her pregnancy online. Watch here

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