J. Cole Reveals Wife is Pregnant With Baby No. 2 In New Album

Cole has a lot to be celebrating at the moment- and we’re not just saying that because his latest album recently dropped.

On July 5th, the musician gave his fans a double surprised when his new record, Revenge of the Dreamers III, was released and he announced that he and his wife, Melissa Heholt, are expecting their second child. Cole made the surprising reveal by adding some special lyrics into the end of the last track ‘Sacrifices.’

“I had nowhere to go, she gave me a place to stay. She gave me her heart to hold, I still got that […] to this day,” he rapped at the end of the song, clearly referencing his long-time wife. The star continued, rapping, “She gave me the gift of my son, and plus we got one on the way. She gave me a family to love, for that, I can never repay. I’m crying while writing these words, the tears, they feel good on my face.”

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Once fans realized what the rapper meant by the special lyrics, they couldn’t help but go wild on social media. J. Cole and his wife received tons o f positive comments and congratulations over Instagram and Twitter. Many fans also commended them for keeping it a secret so long and for revealing it in such an epic way.

It’s unclear just how long Cole and his wife have been together, as they’ve never released the formal date for their marriage. It was only in 2016 that director Ryan Coogler revealed the pair were wed. Cole and Melissa are college sweethearts, as they originally met while attending St. John’s University together. It’s also unclear how old their child is, as Cole just revealed in May 2018 that they have a son together. Melissa largely stays out of the public eye; she works as an Executive Director for the Dreamville Foundation.

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In 2018, Cole opened up about just how much fatherhood had changed his life for the better, making it very clear he’d love to have more kids. He called being a dad and husband his “obvious purpose.” “[When] I’m home and I come home, outside of playing with my son, if I go three days without doing music, making a beat, writing a song… I start to feel miserable,” he explained. “My life is mad blessed.”

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