Queen Latifah, 53, is greatest recognized for her musical and performing expertise and has constructed fairly a profitable skilled profession through the years, but it surely seems she’s additionally a doting mom. The “U.N.I.T.Y.” crooner has one little one, a son, that she has been elevating in her non-public life. Along with being a mum or dad to her son, she beforehand stepped up into the position of a caregiver to her mother, Rita Owens, after she was identified with a coronary heart situation in 2005.

“As a caregiver — it’s similar to being a mum or dad, like some issues actually don’t matter,” Queen Latifah advised PEOPLE earlier than her mother’s demise in 2018. “All of the sort of frivolous issues form of fall to the facet as a result of there’s one thing far more essential than all that. And after we undergo these items collectively as a household, I understand, these are the essential issues, these are the essential moments.”

Discover out extra about Queen Latifah’s son and her expertise with parenthood beneath.

Queen Latifah Has One Son

Queen Latifah has one son whom she tries to maintain as non-public as doable.  “You don’t get that a part of me,” she as soon as advised The New York Times about her private life. In 2016, she opened up a bit extra when she hinted that she wished to start out a household. “I feel I’m prepared. I can’t say what God has for me, however you will note. You’ll see after I’m lugging the child on the hip that there’s really a youngin’ round right here,” she advised E! Online.

When Did Queen Latifah Change into a Mother?

Queen Latifah ended up turning into a mom to her son shortly after she misplaced her mother in 2018. As soon as her new position grew to become public, she expressed a want for giving him siblings.

“I’ve at all times envisioned myself with a huge household, I’m a late bloomer. I’m a late bloomer with numerous issues and you already know — no person’s excellent,” she advised PEOPLE Now. “I’m an overachiever in some methods and similar to gradual as molasses in different methods. I feel I sort of wanted to develop and mature and get every part sort of taken care of with every part earlier than I used to be capable of actually take care of it.”

Though Queen Latifah didn’t develop into a mother till she was in her late 40s, she had expertise with infants within the years prior. One story that reveals that’s when she helped two ladies with infants get by airport safety in New York in 2017.

“I met the loveliest woman who had like 3 children along with her, one a child. She was attempting to get her stuff collectively, we had been simply having a well mannered dialog and I stated, ‘You want me to carry that child?’ She was like, ‘Would you thoughts?’ and I’m like, ‘Give me the child,’ ” she explained. “So I maintain that child whereas she acquired every part along with the three children and stuff and her husband got here by after which he took the child.”

“Then one other woman got here by with two different children, husband and a canine and she or he’s attempting to get her boots on,” she continued. “I stated, ‘You want me to carry that child?’ She was like, ‘Would you thoughts?’ I stated, ‘Give me that child.’ I imply I feel I’m a pure at this factor.”

Has Queen Latifah’s Son Ever Been Seen in Public?

As soon as Queen Latifah grew to become a mother, her son made his first public look at a Harlem Globetrotters basketball recreation at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, NY along with her. He was round 4 years outdated on the time and sat courtside subsequent to his mother.

Queen Latifah Gave Her Son a Shoutout in 2021

When she accepted the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, the loving mum or dad made positive to say her son within the closing remarks of her speech. “Eboni, my love. Insurgent, my love,” she stated earlier than including, “Comfortable Delight.”

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