Speculation of who the father of Tika Sumpter’s baby daddy has been brewing for months now. But The Haves and Have Nots star has been keeping the identity of her child’s father a huge secret. Now, the proverbial cat is out the bag.
Word on the street is that Nick James, Tika’s co-star on The Haves and the Haves Nots, is her unborn baby girl’s father.
So, when the cameras aren’t running, Tika and Nick have been producing their own hit drama. The two have been secretly seeing each other for a while, according to multiple news sources.
When the news hit the Internet revealing the identity of Tika’s child’s father, fans of OWN’s hit drama started rejoicing at the news and spreading the news even further on social media. According to close friends, the fans are reacting just as Tika predicted. She knew that the news of her off camera romance would both shock and thrill fans.
But there were some that were not happy for the couple. While most were congratulating the pair on social media, there were some that took to Twitter to criticized Tika for having a baby for a “white dude.” But Tika said she wasn’t going to let the negativity about her lover’s race get her down. She said she was just going to “pray” for them.
On Tuesday, Tika released this statement.
“Enjoy and create the life you want to live. Don’t look to the left or the right. Look forward, be grateful and smile a lot. Those who hate just need a big hug and encouragement to live their best life. Pray for them. I do.”
For those that do not watch Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots, Tika plays “Candis Young” and Nick plays “Officer Justin.” And when the cameras aren’t rolling, they are loving each other and praying for the safe delivery of their baby girl, which is scheduled to make her debut in just a few weeks.