In a heartwarming turn of events, Maria Chike Benjamin, the renowned reality TV star, has given birth to her first child. The joyous occasion was made even more special as the baby arrived on Nigeria’s Independence Day, October 1, 2023. Maria’s journey to motherhood has been eagerly followed by fans ever since she gained immense popularity during her time on the 2021 edition of Big Brother Naija.
The former BBNaija housemate took to her Instagram to share the delightful news with her followers. In a touching video post, Maria showcased a tender moment where her and her partner’s hands were seen cradling the tiny feet of their newborn. The baby boy, named Leonardo AmaraNna Anene, has already become the center of attention and love for the couple.
Maria’s caption on the post was filled with gratitude and emotion. She expressed, “Leonardo AmaraNna Anene 01/10/2023. I Just want to say Thank you God. My heart is so full and grateful. I’ve found the light in me that I couldn’t find all these years. Thank you for choosing us as your parents 🙏🏼❤️.”
The news of the birth was met with a flood of congratulatory messages and well wishes from fans and fellow celebrities alike. Many were quick to point out the significance of the baby’s birthdate, aligning with the country’s Independence Day, making the celebration doubly special for Maria and her partner, Kelvin.
Maria’s journey from being a standout contestant on Big Brother Naija to becoming a mother has been nothing short of inspirational. Her story continues to resonate with many, and the addition of baby Leonardo to her family marks a new and exciting chapter in her life. As fans and well-wishers shower the new parents with blessings, the future looks bright for Maria and her growing family.