Actor Lance Gross is adoring life as a new dad for the second time. The “Star” actor welcomed a baby boy with wife Rebecca Jefferson last month and Gross is excited about how his son’s melanin is making his skin look like dad’s.
“LL Kool G my 🍫 little man’s color is comin’ in nicely! I’m hyped! 🙌🏿💪🏿✊🏿,” Gross said on Instagram of Lennon, who will be 1-month-old on August 10.
Fans couldn’t stop gushing over the new baby’s complexion either, which is darker than that of his older sister, 3-year-old Berkeley.
“Yasss give him your chocolate skin 🏆🏆.”
“Awwwwww chocolate like his daddy awwwww.”
“Can’t stop that melanin 😍.”
“I’m hyped too everyone wants a chocolate baby. Well, maybe that’s me. ♥️ I have friends who are light skinned and married dark-skinned men and had light-skinned children and they are like what happened. I wanted my chocolate baby. Lol!”
However, the comments took a turn when some bashed Gross for being so focused on his son’s pigment. They also took aim at Gross dating women who aren’t dark or dating non-Black women — despite the fact that his wife is Black and simply has light skin. And before marrying Jefferson in 2015, he was linked to Angela Simmons and model Denise Vasi.
“He mad asf that his baby dark skin because if he wanted a Black baby he would have dated a Black wom…nvm. Black men just date us because they are insecure about their skin 😒.”
“So you wanted a dark skin baby, but date outside your race? Make it make sense…”
“I’m not offended but it’s just a weird comment. If you’re a dark-skinned man and you have a baby with a biracial looking woman then your kid could pretty much come out any color. If you’re that hype over color that he would have just married a woman your color. Why even mention it? Why not just be happy the baby is healthy and keep it moving? I don’t know it’s not that big of a deal but at the same time, I just find it bizarre. Black folks have a really weird attitude toward skin color.”