“Love & Hip-Hop” star Yandy Smith is finally revealing details on her pregnancy after months of denying reports that she was expecting. As previously reported, the reality TV celeb finally announced that she was pregnant in April after being spotted in nightclubs with a protruding belly. Often alongside her was her fellow “Love & Hip-Hop” co-star, Kimbella Vanderhee, who is also expecting. Pictures of the two pregnant women partying struck up controversy which Smith obviously caught wind of and is addressing directly.
The mommy-to-be spoke out in an interview for Mashonda Loyal, the website headed by Swizz Beatz’s ex-wife, and her own site Everything Girls Love. Addressing the criticism she’s received for making club appearances, Smith says she’s protected by armed security as well as the father of child. She also makes sure to mention that the club appearances she’s made were booked before she found out she was with child and they’re helping to build a college fund for her baby.
“Before the show ended there were already bookings up until March almost every single weekend. Now, my hunny travels with me as well as security, plus the club armed security wherever we go,” said Smith. “We enter through a side or back door and I’m escorted to VIP where I sit down for most of the night. People can say what they want, but I’m fine with it, and I’m protected by armed security, so I’m not going to turn down as 12 to 15 thousand dollar weekend just because people have something to say.”
“I spoke to my doctor about traveling and he told me it was not a problem. But now that I have started to show, I’m going to sit down and take it easy,” she said. “I was not in the middle of the dance floor; I was not drinking, so it was fine. I’m thinking of my child’s future. If financial security is something that you can give to your family, it makes you feel great.”
She also discussed the father of her child, who remain unidentified. Smith calls him her ‘best friend’ and notes that they’ve been dating on and off for nearly a decade.
“We have been together about eight years. He’s always been my best friend, but we’ve had an on-and-off relationship in the past,” she said. “There have been times when I was on the road for months; I really wasn’t able to focus on my relationship the way that I should have. Every time we separated, we were both seeing other people.
“I was almost once engaged to someone else and he wound up having a child with someone else. Then we realized that we almost lost each other and we’ve been unbreakable ever since … It’s been amazing,” gushed Smith. ” We realized that this is where we want to be and we love each other. It’s been beautiful. I’m really excited about where we are and this little bundle of joy we have coming. We can’t wait until July.”
She also confirmed that she’s expecting a son saying, “I can’t wait to kiss him, smell him, play with his toes, sing him to sleep.”
Click below to see some semi-nude photos of the expectant mommy.