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KYM WHITLEY’S ROAD TO MOMMYHOOD

Kym Whitley’s road to motherhood was a short ride that gave her just over an hour to decide if being a parent was right for her. The comedian recently shared her experience of becoming a first-time mom with talk show host Katie Couric.

“The ‘Mommy’ chapter of my life began in January of 2011,” said Whitley. “Shortly after the New Year rolled in, my mother, father and I (they were visiting for the holidays from Cleveland) were kicking it and enjoying the holidays when my phone rang and a woman asked, ‘Are you Kym Whitley?’ ‘Yes,’ I responded. ‘This is the hospital and we have a baby here for you.’”

Kym and Joshua

The comedian continued, “The lady at the other end…began to explain how a young woman that I had mentored told them that she wanted me to have her newborn son. I politely asked for a week or so to think about it. The woman responded, ‘You have an hour and a half.’”

With a limited amount of time and her parents by her side, Whitley decided to adopt. Although still learning the tricks and trades of parenting, Kym doesn’t regret exchanging her party card for motherhood. “I believe that Joshua was supposed to be my son. I believe that my mom and dad were meant to be here in L.A. when he arrived. I believe that if we’re open to life’s blessings, sometimes they arrive in a miraculous way,” explains the comedian.

Joshua is Kym’s first child. He will be featured on the celeb’s reality show, ‘Raising Whitley’, later this month. See recent pictures of Joshua below!

Watch a preview of “Raising Whitley” below:

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6 Comments to “KYM WHITLEY’S ROAD TO MOMMYHOOD”

  • Dani Nash April 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I can’t wait for this show to come on. Finally a reality show with something meaningful to it. Congratulations Kim you will be an Awesome mother

  • Bubbles April 10, 2013 at 8:32 am

    How beautiful! This is so inspiring. You are amazing, Kym!

  • Sherley April 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    She adopted in 2009 & went into hiding. Not a word was heard from her as she bonded with her baby boy. Celebrities that keep saying they want time to spend with their babies, should seriously take note. Now she’s out sharing her story. Love it. Joshua is too cute & so blessed. Kym is funny & equally blessed.

  • Tina April 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Wow! What an awesome story! I’ll have to tune in to see her Reality show.

  • Iridescent Me. April 9, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Jackeé and Kym are long lost sisters. LOL! They look so much alike. Joshua is a handsome little bit. I will definitely support Kym’s show. I love POSITIVE Reality TV.

  • Teenie April 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Awwww – what a FACE! Go Kimmy!

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