Rapper and actress Eve just announced the arrival of her first child, a baby boy she shares with husband Maximillion Cooper.
Her son, named Wilde Wolf Fife Alexander Somers Cooper, arrived Feb. 1, according to an announcement on Eve’s Instagram page.
“Words can’t describe this feeling,” Eve wrote on Feb. 10, followed by three sparkle emojis.
Appropriately, Eve’s Insta bio describes her as “MOMMY.”
Ebony Magazine shared the news Feb. 10 with a congratulatory tweet:
Rapper #Eve is a mama! Congrats are in order for the "Queens" actress & TV host & her husband, #MaximillionCooper, who just announced the birth of their sweet baby boy. Born Feb. 1, Eve shared his picture on Instagram, adding "Words can’t describe this feeling." 📷 : @TheRealEve pic.twitter.com/H8X4Om21cl
— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) February 10, 2022
Fans took to Twitter to offer their good wishes as well. @Dark_Skin_Babe was taken by surprise:
I can't believe eve had her baby! Congratulations to you mama!
— Simply Oreo:) ❤ (@Dark_Skin_Babe) February 11, 2022
User @DNDTY was touched by the news:
aw eve had her baby yesterday🥺
— T🧚🏾♀️ (@DNDTY) February 11, 2022
@phoenixseaghost is enchanted by Wilde’s cuteness:
Aww, Eve had her baby and he is just the cutest little thing!
— ✨Big Vaxxed Mami✨ (@phoenixseaghost) February 11, 2022
Some folks, like @BoyMeetsLex, had opinions about Wilde’s super-sized name:
Eve really needed to name baby boy all those names??
— بيغ ليكس (@BoyMeetsLex) February 11, 2022
But Eve had her defenders, too! @AJoiousOccasion is OK with the name:
I just asked a few days ago if Eve had had her baby yet. Congratulations on the birth of her Son 🥳🎉. His name is Wilde Wolf. That name wild for real.
— 🌬️💨 (@AJoiousOccasion) February 10, 2022
Though Wilde is Eve’s first baby, she’s been preparing for this new gig since marrying Cooper, a British entrepreneur, in 2014. Cooper has four children from a previous marriage, making Eve a stepmom for the last eight years.
She admits, however, that it took some time to embrace that role. In a 2020 interview with People, Eve mentioned that comfort developed over the course of years.
”It did take two or three years to adjust, just our relationship with the kids,” she said. “But I have to say I’m very lucky. I feel very, very lucky that I had my insta-kids — I call them my bonus children!”
Cooper’s kids range in age from 13 to 19 — and now they have an adorable little stepbrother to dote on.
Less than a year ago, Eve mourned the death of her friend and collaborator DMX. In an Instagram post, she wrote, “I know you are in the place of peace you deserve. I will be forever grateful to have known you.”
It was a shocking loss — DMX was only 50 years old — but there’s new joy in 2022. Welcome to the world, Wilde Wolf!