A heavily pregnant Keyshia Cole made her way to a BET Awards after-party, and she had her much younger boyfriend by her side all evening. The couple is not afraid to flaunt their love on social media, and some disapproving fans are slamming Cole for going out with a guy who “could be her son.”
Keyshia Cole is basking in the glow of pregnancy and looks gorgeous in a new set of pics she shared on Instagram from her weekend at the BET Awards in Atlanta.
The “You Complete Me” singer donned a set of ruffled, bright orange, pants and blouse, which enhanced her growing baby bump. She kept the look simple with light makeup and some silver accessories, letting her natural mom-to-be beauty shine through.
The 36-year-old was accompanied by her 23-year-old boyfriend, Niko Hale, who went for a casual look wearing a long-sleeve white shirt, black pants, and glasses.
Keyshia explained in the caption of her post, which features a sweet pic with Hale and some others with fellow stars that it had been a while since she went out, and she had a blast.
And continued: “In Addition to my babes @nikokhale Joining the fun, I was in the midst of some of the most INSPIRING, admirable, POWERFUL, and won’t forget to mention BEAUTIFUL, women.”
Fans immediately took over the comment section, some to gush about Cole’s pregnancy glow, and others to slam the singer and reality star for being involved with a man 13 years her junior.
“you carry so well, and you’re glowing,” wrote one user.
Another added, “You look genuinely happy, and that is amazing. God bless you and your family!”
And a third one agreed:
“Man you are absolutely glowing!!! Happiness all over your face, @keyshiacole.”
“I hope you're not taking care of him financially. That would be a no.”
Cole and Hale made their relationship public in February 2018, and despite receiving harsh critics from fans, they haven’t stopped flaunting their love for the world to see.
Last year, Keyshia trolled her fans by stating on a now-deleted Instagram post that she was pregnant. However, she later clarified it was just a joke, as she wanted to give people who were fat-shaming her a lesson to stop assuming pregnancies only based on women’s weight.
Fast forward to May of this year and Keyshia surprised everyone by sharing a picture of her baby bump with a nonchalant caption that didn’t even mention the pregnancy.
“Went to Catalina island Last weekend. Had such a good time!!!! Surrounded by Loooooooooove,” she wrote. “Just enjoying good times and GREAT VIBES. I have a few shows coming up next weekend, DETROIT, MIAMI, #MOTHERSDay is coming. I’m ready for ALL THE Love and GREAT ENERGY.”
Keyshia revealed the gender of the baby in a different Instagram post, saying:
"Went out shopping for baby boy yesterday. Felt like taking pics, so I called up @61.mm Walked outside and got snapped by the paparazzi..."