Shawntae Harris-Dupart is an American rapper better known by her stage name Da Brat. She was born on April 14, 1974. She began her career in 1992 when she signed with So So Def Records. Her first album, Funkdafied, sold one million copies in 1994. This made her the first female solo rap act to get a platinum certification, and the second female rap act overall, after Salt-N-Pepa.
The hit “Funkdafied” rapper and his wife Jesseca “Judy” Harris-Dupart are expecting a child, the couple tells in a recent interview.
Since the news about Da Brat’s pregnancy got out, there have been a lot more questions about her personal life. People want to know about the partner she was expecting the baby with. Read on to find out more about everything.
Da Brat Is Married To Jesseca Dupart
Brat opened out about her decision to come out as a lesbian and the reasons why it took her 25 years to do so in an interview with Variety in March 2020. In the same month, She announced that she is in a relationship with Jesseca Dupart, an industry leader in the field of hair products. The wedding of Da Brat and Dupart took place in Georgia on February 22nd, 2022.
The couple had “so many things going on and so many decisions to make,” according to Brat, who is 47 years old and spoke exclusively to PEOPLE about their big day. Yet, she can’t wait till they are married so that she can finally call Dupart, who is 40, her “husband.”
Meet Da Brat’s Wife, Jesseca Dupart
Jesseca Faye Harris-Dupart is an American entrepreneur who founded Kaleidoscope Hair Products and serves as its chief executive officer. She was born on February 12, 1982, in the United States. She was born and reared in New Orleans, Louisiana, and she opened Kaleidoscope Hair Studio in 2013 as a sole proprietor there. Her hair salon caught fire in December 2013, but she reopened it in July 2014 and began selling the Kaleidoscope Hair Products around the same time. The monthly sales of Kaleidoscope in 2018 increased to a total of $1 million at the end of March, up from $100,000 at the beginning of the year.
The Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, presented her with the Key to the City of New Orleans in 2019 as a token of appreciation for the philanthropic and commercial work she has done in the region over the years.
Da Brat And Jesseca are Expecting Their First Baby Together
The first step on the motherhood journey for De Brat and Jesseca was taking the famous “I do” vows on February 2 of the previous year. She says that the tongue-in-cheek marketing tagline for their partnership “We’re extending our family!” began as a joke between the two of them. “We’re extending our family!” “But then we received a significant number of responses. It was like, “Oh my Goodness, do we genuinely want to have kids, and if we do, girl, we had best hurry up and have them!”
Harris-Dupart already had three children before they got together. Kids were never really part of the plan for Da Brat. She says, “I never thought I’d have children.” “I just thought I wouldn’t be able to do it. I’ve had a great job and an interesting life. I thought that since I hadn’t gotten pregnant before, it wasn’t going to happen for me.”
That is until she met Harris-Dupart and fell in love with her. Da Brat says, “I started to see life in a very different way.” “I said, “I want a little bit of me in you.” Something unique from both of us that we can share, raise, and love no matter what.”
The couple is now 18 weeks pregnant. They chose an anonymous donor from their cryo bank who was called “an eager entrepreneur.” Da Brat says, “She’s well into her second trimester now.” “It’s a good thing. I’m happy!” She is also tired. “She also says, “I don’t feel hungry or sick, but I’m always tired.” It’s insane!”