Nick Young, Navi Young, Baby


Nick Young is officially a dad times two. 

The 31-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player announced the birth of his daughter, Navi Young, on Instagram Friday following reports that ex-girlfriend Keonna Green had gone into labor late Wednesday night.

In a subtle but sentimental photo shared on social media, Navi has her little fingers wrapped around her father's pointer finger. "#BabyNaviYoung," the athete captioned the shot along with emojis of hands praying and a heart. In addition to baby Navi, Nick is also a dad to Nick Jr., who he also had with Green. 

Nick Young, Iggy Azalea

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When Green's second pregnancy was revealed, it ignited controversy considering Young and Iggy Azalea had broken off their year-long engagement just a few weeks earlier.

In March, a video of Young alluding to cheating on Iggy had leaked. After publicly breaking off their engagement in late June, Iggy revealed on Twitter that she called for the split after she found security footage of Nick bringing other women into their house while she was away.

Once news of the surprise pregnancy broke, the rapper tweeted, "I feel like my body was just drop kicked out of a plane with no parachute." 

Let the countdown begin #keonnaslittlepumpkin ?? #HalloweenThemeShower

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"It was 200 percent Nick's child," Green told Us Weekly in early July, just weeks after Azalea and the athlete called it quits. "He's always supportive, but he was in shock. With him being in a public relationship, he didn't know how to handle it. We didn't get into [how he would tell Azalea]. I felt it was his decision how to handle it."

While she told the magazine that intimacy between them had since stopped, she would consider taking him back if he was committed. 

"Right now, he needs to focus on basketball and getting his life in order. Basketball is what puts food on two people's plates that he's taking care of," she told the magazine. 

"But I will definitely give it a chance if he comes back and says, 'I'm really going to make this work this time.' Why not? But if there was ever any inkling of disrespect…I'm going to be raising a daughter. I would want to let her know that she deserves the world."

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