It looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in Juelz Santana and his son Santana James’ case.
Kimbella Vanderhee, Santana’s wife, took to Instagram on Wednesday, June 3, and shared an adorable photo of baby Santana playing with his water table. Wearing a diaper, hat and pair of sneakers, the 11-month-old gazed into the camera as the picture was snapped, presumably by Vanderhee.
“I’m 11 months today 🥰🥳 #SantanaBandana,” the mother of four captioned the image. Over 72,000 fans liked the sweet photo and commented on how cute baby Santana looked.
“Omg he sooooooo freaking adorable 😍,” one fan wrote. “He is soooo😍 chunky😍 oh my gosh❤️.” A second added, “Omg look at that ham ! 😍😍Look at those cheeks , he’s so adorable GB him 😊.” While Instagram users couldn’t resist baby Santana’s cuteness, others were surprised by how much the toddler resembled his father.
“He looks just like Juelz! He’s so freakin cute!” one user remarked. “He’s his daddy’s twin alright omg he is so stinkin cute!! Those lil chunky thighs are everything 😍,” another person wrote. A third person added, “He’s adorable!!! ❤️❤️ Happy 11 months cutie! He looks like his father.”
Vanderhee and Santana welcomed baby Santana, their third child, last July.
The model announced her pregnancy that March during the “Love & Hip Hop: New York” season 9 reunion special. Hours after baby Santana’s birth, Vanderhee posted a photo of him on Instagram and wrote, “Meet our new prince… Santana James💙 7/3/2019 5:49am💙 6Lbs 14oz💙 Blessed 🙏🏾😇🥰.”
The “There It Go” rapper was in prison at the time of his son’s birth and is currently serving his 27-month sentence on a weapons charge. In March 2018, TSA agents found eight oxycodone pills and a loaded gun inside of Santana’s luggage bag at the Newark International Airport in New Jersey.
A judge handed down Santana’s sentence in December 2018, and the Dipset rapper began serving it around March 2019 at FCI Petersburg Medium in Hopewell, Virginia. In a January Instagram post, Vanderhee said she couldn’t wait for her husband to come home.
“F–k out of here 2019!! Summer 2020 my HUSBAND will be home [the Bureau of Prisons lists his release date as Feb. 10, 2021], bring on the new year so we can start our new beginning!!” Vanderhee wrote. “We did our longest leg in the feds now we’re on our shortest leg count down til he comes the kids and I are so looking forward to it!”