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One of our favorite naturalistas is a new mommy!

According to reports, Yaya Alafia, formerly Yaya DaCosta, recently gave birth to a baby boy named Sankara. The new addition is the first child for the model-turned-actress and her hubby of one year, filmmaker Joshua Bee Alafia.

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We first met  Yaya during her stint on “America’s Next Top Model” in 2004. Since, she’s taken her career to the big screen, starring as Carol Hammie in this year’s No. 1 box office hit, Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

During an interview with, Yaya said she’s enjoying life and looking forward to her new little blessing.

“I’m really grateful for every opportunity that I’ve been afforded thus far in life and I feel like life is amazing,” she said. “With losses come gains. We had already planned my wedding when my brother passed away in 2012. When you’re grieving you don’t necessarily want to think about something like that, but my brother told me that he wanted me to so we went ahead and did it. It’s very common for new spirits to enter the Earth right after someone has passed in the family and I just feel so blessed to have so much love in my life, to have found my husband and to just continue doing what I love to do.

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Cheers to Yaya, Joshua and their growing family! Congrats!


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