The rumour mill was sent into overdrive after Big Brother Africa 2011 winner, Karen Igho posted a photo of herself to mark her birthday on April 6, 2015, which showed a growing baby bump.
The accompanying message also hinted she was expecting her first child with her beau, Yaroslav Rakos with whom she tied the knot in December 2014; it read: “Today, I am a year older. Normally, I would have thrown a party but this year I find myself reflecting back on my life, I have been through a lot but yet I am alive, strong and healthy. I feel complete, I am tempted to say I have it all. I have been blessed with a wonderful, loving and caring husband who loves me for me and the most amazing family. Things I thought mattered don’t really matter anymore, as I grow older the wiser and mature I get.
I never felt this type of happiness with the fame and money. I want to thank my Heavenly Father for His guidance and protection and for seeing me through all the tough times. As I step in to this new chapter of my life, I need you oh Lord to lead me every step of the way.”
Her good news arrived on July 4, 2015, after she put to bed at the Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in New York, USA. Sharing the news on social media, she said: “Finally, my son is here. Welcome to my world. Thank you Lord for a safe delivery”.