The 37-year-old announced her split from her most recent boyfriend, O.T. Genasis, back in June 2019. The starlet then surprisingly revealed that she was pregnant with her first child on September 27 and disclosed soon after that the rapper, 33, is the father of her child.
“I’m incredibly thankful to Odis Flores for my little boy,” Malika said of her ex in a heartfelt speech at her bear-themed baby shower. O.T. also confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing a photo from the photo booth at the event.
“My son on da way … Give me a baby name now … GO!!!” he captioned the shot, which showed him pointing toward the camera with the words “Malika’s having a baby!” written above his head. Of course, we now know the moniker they chose: Ace Flores. How cute!
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians babe and “Cut It” artist were first romantically linked back in October 2017 but have had a romance full of ups and downs. They seemingly hit a rough patch in May 2018. “Love doesn’t fail, people do,” the model captioned a moody black screen on Instagram at the time. “Falling in love can be one of the most beautiful things. Unfortunately, being vulnerable to one’s choices can lead to heartbreak. Healing and forgiving is a personal job done at every individual’s pace. Life is one big lesson, a lesson in love.” The reality star also added a broken heart emoji.
However, they quickly reconciled and the rapper gushed about the Sky High alum in an open letter. “To the world, you may be one person but to me, you’ve become my world,” O.T. wrote in a vulnerable social media post. “My life has changed with you in it. Before you, I was lost and confused and didn’t know how to let my guard down … I would do anything in this world for you. YOU and only YOU made me a better man and want to be a better man … God told me to love you forever and that’s what I plan on doing.”
He added, “I came in thinking I had it figured all out but you gave me the structure I needed to stay balanced. As men, we often have PRIDE that makes us not wanna do certain things. I would do anything in this world for you. YOU and only YOU made me a better man and want to be a better man.”
Fast forward to June 2019, Malika posted a super sexy photo of herself on Instagram in a sheer white dress with the caption, “Single,” which seemed to be the final nail in the coffin for their relationship.
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In April, Malika hinted at how coparenting is going with O.T. When her bestie tweeted, “Coparenting is a different beast,” during an episode of KUWTK, referring to , she replied, “Ain’t it.”
The Kardashian pal has also been previously romantically linked to Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, NFL player Adrian Wilson and NBA baller Brandon Jennings. For now, it seems like Malika is loving life on her own!