Ellen DeGeneres breakout star and YouTube sensation Sophia Grace Brownlee welcomes first baby with partner of two years
YouTube star Sophia Grace Brownlee has given birth to her first child.
The 19-year-old shot to fame when she became a viral sensation after appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as an eight-year-old singer, singing a Nicki Minaj song alongside her five-year-old cousin Rosie McClelland, who is now 16.
She announced she was expecting in October last year and on Sunday she took to Instagram to reveal she had welcomed her baby into the world last month, sharing a black and white photo of the newborn’s hand resting on hers .
Sophia captioned her post with her baby’s birthday: “26.02.23.”
Television host Ellen commented, “Welcome to the world, Nicki Minaj the 3rd!”
Congratulations! YouTube star Sophia Grace Brownlee, 19, gave birth to her first child and shared a photo of her newborn’s hand on Instagram on Sunday
Happy news: Sophia revealed that she welcomed her baby into the world last month, captioning her post with her baby’s birthday: ‘26.02.23’
Best Wishes: Television host Ellen, whose show Sophia previously appeared on, commented, “Welcome to the world, Nicki Minaj the 3rd!”
Webster Sophia announced in October that she was pregnant with her first child when she took to social media and said in a YouTube video, “I’m 21 weeks today, I was really shocked when I first found out, I’m got used to it now and I’m super, super happy with it.’
The child’s father is Sophia’s boyfriend of over two years, whose identity she has kept private.
British-born cousins Sophia Grace and Rosie first went viral over a decade ago when their parents posted a video of them covering Nicki Minaj’s hit song Super Bass.
The duo went on to make numerous appearances on The Ellen DeGenerous Show and charmed the mighty comedian with their adorable accents, precocious personalities, and love of pink tutus.
The young girls became an instant sensation and remained one of Ellen’s favorite acts.
Ellen repeatedly brought back Sophia Grace and Rosie on her show, introducing the girls to their favorite celebrities and turning them into red carpet correspondents.
The cute cousins ended up getting their own segment called Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie where they interviewed everyone from Miley Cyrus to Hugh Grant.
Two children’s picture books were created around the girls and they even got their own movie: Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure.
All grown up: Sophia shared a photo of her baby scan last October when she told her social media followers she was pregnant
Instant fame: Sophia (center) became a viral sensation on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as an eight-year-old singer, performing alongside her five-year-old cousin Rosie McClelland (left) (pictured with Ellen)
Rosie previously spoke about Sophia’s pregnancy and said she thought Sophia would make a great mother.
Speak against Entertainment tonightRosie admitted the news was a shock, saying, “I literally froze and then burst into tears and then Sophia showed me her scan picture.”
She shared a photo of her former singing partner giving her the good news on Instagram, writing, “This photo was when Sophia told me she was pregnant (as you can see I’m crying). Congratulations to my beautiful cousin Sophia on the news of your pregnancy!’
“To say I’m excited is an understatement, I can’t wait to share this whole new chapter with you and stand by your side to watch you be the best mom ever!” I love you so much.’
Amazing mom: Rosie McClelland, 16, who rose to fame with her cousin Sophia with guest appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, was shocked to learn Sophia was pregnant