Nigerian–American Hollywood actor Olu Rotimi Akinosho alias Andre from the series “Power”, is expecting his first child with his fiancée, Vanessa Mdee.
The couple, who have been engaged for almost a year, revealed that they are having a son.
“We are super excited to welcome our son. As first-time parents, everything about this experience has been a brand-new challenge,” the pair said in a statement to the outlet. “We love it.”
Rotimi and the Tanzanian music star, Vanessa first met at an Essence after-party.
The “In My Bed” singer was initially there with another woman, who ended up getting sick and couldn’t make it to the party. There, he met Vanessa and the two talked for hours.
Vanessa traveled back to her home in Africa, but the two kept in touch and Rotimi said they “quickly realized we couldn’t and didn’t want to live without each other.”
In December. 2020, the former “Power” star asked Vanessa to marry him. “She said YES!” he captioned a post showing off her huge diamond rock.
In June, Rotimi shared a heartfelt tribute to Mdee on Instagram, writing, “Happy Queen day to my best friend, my angel, my Favorite person, and the love of my life. Enjoy this beautiful day.”
The couple is now preparing to become parents. Vanessa told People that the pregnancy has been “smooth” so far. “He’s been so good to us. No real pain or symptoms,” she said. “Some funny cravings and food aversions here and there. It’s been much harder in these final weeks because he’s preparing his arrival, but all in all, we’ve been super blessed.”