To many, becoming a celebrity means that your private life can be stripped away and could possibly face public scrutiny. And, with LootLove’s relationship with her rapper boyfriend, Reason, having been scrutinized after they publicly became official, the media personality saw it fitting to keep her pregnancy on the low.
In a recent Instagram post, Lootlove penned memories of what she had to go through in order to protect her pregnancy from the public.
“Went through my insta tl and I was laughing about all the moments captured and posted where I knew Hip & Hop (Btw, to all those who keep asking: We’re definitely NOT naming them that!) were on the way but I couldn’t say anything. I was burning on hot days, steady holding juice in my hand (in situations where they served champagne I’d take the glass just so it’s not dodge and people don’t ask questions and then after a min Siya would take it from me and sip it for me...) everything was oversized or high waist,” she wrote.
The media personality went on reminiscing on past events.
“I remember at this event where I’m wearing pink, I thugged it out and ate snacks. That didn’t last long, I had to sneak out and throw up as silently as I could and carry on with the event like nothing happened...Honestly the toilet and I were best friends for a bit. The SAMAs were toughest cause my dress had a high slit & I was presenting an award with Boity so I was so paranoid because I felt bloated and well, I just felt terrible all the time, lethargic.
"I literally wanted to throw up as we were about to walk out on stage to present the award. The Durban July was a nightmare also! went for a babydoll design dress cause I was showing a bit or at least I thought, so we had to go for something that didn’t hug my body! Man I went through it. It’s torture. You hate everything. And you’re always 'sick'. You go from being TEAM TEQUILA to 'Nah, can’t drink. I’m on antibiotics'...Shot a cover and no-one knew... shuuuuuuu!”
Although the TV and radio host had done a great job at keeping the news under wraps, she said that she became paranoid about people finding out about her pregnancy, that she later ditched the party scene to savor this amazing chapter of motherhood she’s about to embark on.
“I was also the most paranoid person. I thought everyone could see. There were also a few tweets so I was convinced I’d be outed by someone before time...What a wild ride. Even posted less on the socials. Disappeared from the party/event scene. So many stories I could share about the beginning... IT WAS A LOT... but I’m really glad I’m here. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me and my family. Also, at some point cause of my mgowo... Babe nicknamed me “Jack Jack” from Incredibles 2.
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