Shay Johnson Baby: A Journey of Motherhood, Love, and New Beginnings

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Shay Johnson Introduces Her Baby Girl, Shajiyah

Shay Johnson is introducing the world to her beautiful baby girl, Shajiyah! The Love & Hip Hop Miami star recently sat down with BET Lifestyle to chat about her experience as a first-time mom and the importance of building a legacy for her little one. Keep scrolling to see the cutie and read more about her motherhood journey!

“This is something that I’ve wanted for a long time! It definitely came unexpectedly, but I’m blessed. Even though I had complications during pregnancy, I am truly blessed,” Johnson happily shares with BET.com about the birth of her daughter. “She’s here! She’s healthy! And I’m healthy. That’s all that matters.”

Shay Johnson’s Motherhood Journey

As you may recall, BET followed Johnson’s pregnancy journey closely as the soon-to-be mom documented her complications via Instagram. Some of her complications included learning that despite having a Myomectomy—a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids and reconstruct the uterus—three fibroids returned. The first-time mom also learned the unfortunate news that she would not be able to have a vaginal birth due to a case of Placenta previa, which happens when a placenta partially or totally covers the opening of the cervix and prevents the baby from pushing through.

Thankfully, all went well with the birth of baby Shajiyah. “I had a safe delivery and @iamshajiyah is perfect,” the new mom captioned an Instagram photo of herself in the delivery room on May 18. “I’m officially a part of the mommy club. This process was emotional but thank you ALL for your support!”

Shay Johnson’s Co-Parenting Experience

Since the birth of baby Shajiyah, Johnson admits that although she hasn’t gotten a lot of sleep, she’s “extremely happy.” So much so that she’s considering having another baby in the upcoming year or so.

“I honestly think I want one more,” she tells us exclusively about her hopes to have another baby with the father of her child. “A boy! It honestly doesn’t matter, but in the perfect world, I would want a boy. I told Shajiyah’s father that I want one more. He said, ‘Let’s do it in about a year or two.’ I’m like, ‘No, I want one now.’”

Shay Johnson’s Business and Legacy

Johnson went on to share details about her co-parenting experience with Shajiyah’s father, which she admits has its ups and downs like any partnership. “Her father is definitely there. He’s not going anywhere. That’s his little princess. He’s a little controlling, but he knows more than I know when it comes to raising a baby. He’s a little more experienced than I am. It’s fun and hard at the same time.”

She continues, “He’s someone I’ve been dealing with off and on for over 10 years. It’s not some random individual, it’s not somebody I just met. We’ve had our ups and downs…it’s just that type of relationship. You love to hate him, but you love him.”

Shay Johnson’s Reflections on Motherhood

Any mom knows that lack of sleep comes with the territory of motherhood, but Johnson says no one prepares you for the mindset shift of being a first-time parent. “My mindset changed. I’m very over protective and I don’t focus on certain things that I used to focus on. It’s more about her and the image I’m portraying.”

Johnson further elaborated, “I’m trying to set an example for her.”

Shay Johnson’s Business and Balancing Motherhood

The 38-year-old entrepreneur celebrates her decision to start The Healthy Hand, a health and wellness company that uses natural ingredients and healing herbs to create a variety of products to transform the lifestyles of her customers.

The busy mom hopes to pass down the growing business—that recently landed a partnership with Crunch Fitness— to her baby girl.

“I want to teach her how to be a businesswoman and hopefully help her not make the same mistakes I’ve made. I’m still making mistakes with my business, but my business is growing—I’m doing something right! I’m just hoping that I can lead her in the right direction. I don’t know everything, but I will give her all the knowledge that I have to help her succeed in her life’s journey.”

Shay Johnson’s Reflections on Motherhood and Respect for Moms

Like most new moms, Johnson admits that she has unlocked a new level of respect for her own mother. “I have a lot more respect for my mother now. And I’ve told her several times, you know what, ‘Mom, I am so sorry for what I put you through and I’m sorry for any disrespect I gave you because I see now what you had to go through when I was a little baby and the unconditional love you had to give me.”

To her fellow moms, she offers these kind words: “I salute you, I tilt my hat to you. And any obstacles you go through out there ladies, you can make it through!”

Shay Johnson’s Relationship with Momma Dee and Family Dynamics

It looks like Shay Johnson has finally revealed her child’s father to the world. The 39-year-old, who kept her pregnancy quiet up until the third trimester, has maintained a tight lip surrounding who fathered her now soon-to-be 1-year-old daughter, Shajiyah.

Shay Johnson reveals the father of her child in a new Instagram photo. In a 2022 interview, Johnson confessed that she was “protective” of the father’s identity because “he doesn’t do the television thing too much.”

While her silence on this personal matter was out of protection for her beau, it prompted several individuals to take matters into their own hands in an attempt to figure out the prospect for themselves. First, rumors began swirling that Johnson’s ex-boyfriend, Lil Scrappy, was the secret dad to her daughter. Then, a few fans theorized that the public figure King Yahweh was a possible candidate. Nevertheless, Johnson has put the rumors to bed once and for all after sharing a series of images on her Instagram feed.

In the professionally taken photos, the “Love and Hip Hop: Miami” star can be seen seated in a yellow gown as she held hands with a darker-skinned man wearing braids who sat next to her. The mystery man is captured wearing an all-black ensemble to match his daughter, who also wore a black dress as she sat on John Doe’s lap. “@iamshajiyah and her dad My Love!!! No more rumors!!! #Daddy #Mines #Family #NewBeginnings It’s Just Us Now,” Johnson wrote in her caption.

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