It’s going to be a busy — but sweet — summer for Naturi Naughton: the Power actress is due with her first child in July.
“It’s been a little surreal, but I feel really good, healthy and strong,” the star, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
The pregnancy came as a surprise to Naughton and her longtime boyfriend Ben, but “it’s such a blessing,” she says.
“I feel like being pregnant and entering this new stage has made me stronger and more excited about life in general. Everything seems so much more purposeful.”
After discovering she was pregnant while in the middle of shooting her hit STARZ show in Brooklyn, Naughton’s cast and crew became protective of her on set.
“They’ve been really good at keeping it on the low, but they’re also super excited,” she says. “Omari [Hardwick], who plays my husband, we have kids on the show and he’s like, ‘Now you get to be experiencing motherhood in real life!’ Everyone’s been really supportive.” Read More here
I got my amazing beautiful friend Roberta for secret santa (❤️) and I drew a bunch of her favorite female characters so I could make a pattern to decorate her box! Here’s the final results, and I’ll be also posting the separate characters. I’m very proud of how this turned out and I think she liked it too! (Salem sure did)