Jhené Aiko was spotted with a baby bump for the first time when photos surfaced of her and Big Sean walking around Beverly Hills, California on Sunday (July 3). Later in the day, the Detroit rapper took to his Instagram Stories to celebrate the pregnancy and reveal he can’t wait to experience fatherhood.

“Whole new motivation foreal!” he wrote. “Very grateful God continues to bless us, Thank You. Can’t wait to be a Dad.”

Rumors circulated about the pregnancy in June when a fan claimed to have spotted Jhené Aiko at Whole Foods looking “very pregnant.”

Big Sean opened up about his partner suffering a miscarriage on his 2020 song “Deep Reverence,” rapping, “Should be a billionaire based on the time off I’m not takin’/Probably why this shit with me get crazy and we lost a baby.” Speaking to Sway in the Morning, he confirmed he was referring to his relationship with Jhené Aiko.

During a 2015 interview with The FADER, Big Sean talked about having a healthy relationship with his own father, despite admitting to being a “mama’s boy.”

“It was great,” he said about his relationship with his dad. “My mom and my dad were split up, but they were friends and they got along in honor of me and my brother. He took us to school a lot, spent time with us. Always made an effort. Everybody doesn’t have a dad, you know? Especially where I’m from. I’m lucky to have a great mom and a great dad, even though they’re not together.”

Jhenè Aiko Publicly Reveals Baby Bump For First Time While Out With Big Sean

He added, “It’s funny, because my dad always felt like he could talk to me, even when I was a little kid. When he’d take me to school, he’d be telling me about his life. I thought that was cool.”