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‘How Sweet’: Chad Johnson’s Fiancée Sharelle Gives Birth to a Baby Girl, Star Honors His Late Mother with Daughter’s Name

Chad Johnson and his fiancée, luxury real estate broker Sharelle Rosado, are celebrating the birth of their first child together, a baby girl.

Johnson announced that Rosado gave birth on Jan. 2 after uploading a photo of himself cutting his daughter’s umbilical cord. According to People Magazine, a representative close to the couple told the publication that the infant was born in a Miami hospital at 3:23 p.m., weighing 8 pounds and 10 oz.

Chad Johnson shares that his fiancé Sharelle Rosado gave birth to the couple’s first child on Jan. 2. Photo:@ochocinco/Instagram

Along with the source’s remarks, Johnson also disclosed in his Instagram post that the pair named their daughter Serenity “Hurricane” Paula Johnson after his late mother, Paula Antoinette Johnson. He wrote in the caption, “Just delivered Serenity “Hurricane” Paula Johnson.” 

Paula passed away last year from undisclosed causes. Johnson would later pen special tributes to his mother and often referred to her by Hurricane Paula. Johnson and Rosado, who shared they were expecting their first child together in August, have children from previous relationships. Rosado has three, while the former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver has seven. 

As fans began to view Johnson’s upload, many mentioned the star’s way of honoring his late mother.

“Awww that’s so sweet, that’s his mom’s name ‘Paula’ I’m so happy they repaired they relationship before she passed.”

“He honored his mom with her name (heart eyes emoji).”

“He gave her his mama name…And he used to call her Hurricane lol. Ms. Paula was something else.”

“Hurricane Paula is the name Chad used to call his mom. I love that he thought of her.”

“How sweet you all named her after you mom. God bless.”

In addition to Johnson’s Instagram post, the 43-year-old also shared a video of himself bonding with his newborn daughter. The clip showcases Johnson speaking to the infant, who doesn’t appear on camera, as she coos and cries.

The recording starts with Johnson saying, “Who, Oh, okay.” As Serenity begins to cry, Johnson jokingly says that he urged Rosado to not “evict” her from the womb “during these times.”

“Yea, yea, I know. I know. I know. I know. Listen, I told her not to evict you. Like that’s the worst landlord ever, especially during these times, I wouldn’t want to be out here either. Yea, s–t listen.”

When the newborn’s cry appeared to be getting louder, Johnson added, “Who you telling? Yea it’s like that. You got to talk to your mama.”


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