Macklemore is about to experience a whole different kind of love.
The 31-year-old Grammy-winning rapper and fiancée Tricia Davis are expecting their first child together. He confirmed the news on Saturday via a sweet video showing her receiving an ultrasound at a hospital. The clip, titled "A Surprise from Ben and Tricia," was posted on the YouTube page of Macklemore's longtime collaborator Ryan Lewis. The couple's baby is due in May.
In the video, Mackemore is seen holding Davis' hand and laying beside her as she is being examined and they both also look at their child on a monitor and in ultrasound photographs. The rapper then nuzzles his fiancée.
The parents-to-be both rang in 2015 in Las Vegas, where Macklemore and Lewis performed at 1OAK's New Year's Eve bash. According to Page Six, which was first with the pregnancy news, Davis was wearing a loose-fitting black dress and abstained from drinking alcohol—an abstention that would be more noticeable when everyone around you is clinking glasses of champagne come midnight.
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Macklemore popped the question back in January 2013 after seven years of dating, so these two have been taking their time getting to the altar. But when the love of your life is already beside you every step of the way, why run?
After his and Lewis' triumphant four-win night at the 2014 Grammys in January, which also included 33 couples swapping vows during their performance of "Same Love," Macklemore talked about how Davis has always been there for him and his career.
"My fiancée was with me when we were printing up 20 shirts at a time to sell at a show with 15 people there," he said during an appearance on Ellen. "She's been with us every step of the way. She produces our videos, she's our tour manager, she's been there from the beginning. When we won Best New Artist she kind of broke down into tears and I was like, all right, we are definitely being watched by 30 million people right now."
In addition to a new baby, Macklemore can also look forward to more exciting things in 2015, this time career-wise; as he confirmed on Twitter, he is releasing a new album, the anicipated follow-up to his breakout 2012 record The Heist.