[artist id=”960873″]Jill Scott[/artist] gave birth to a baby boy, Jett Hamilton Roberts, on Monday, according to a press release sent by her rep. It’s the first child for the singer and actress (who currently stars in the HBO series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”) and her fiancé, drummer Jon Roberts.
People.com reported that Scott found out she was pregnant before leaving for Botswana to film her TV show. “At one point I was trying to gain weight for the role, and I noticed I had put on 7 pounds in 7 days. And I thought, my God! What’s going on here?” she told the site. “I thought something was wrong with me, and I found out I was pregnant the day I was supposed to leave for Africa.”
Scott later revealed she was pregnant at a press event for the Television Critics Association conference in Los Angeles in January. “The first trimester I spent in Botswana,” the 37-year-old said. “That was one of the biggest challenges of my life. First trimester! You’re sick every morning. It was seven hours’ time difference, the heat, the bugs, the 14-hour days. My doctors gave me a clean bill of health and said you can do this, so I did it.”
Scott and Roberts began dating in 2007 and announced they’d be getting married at a concert in New York last June. In an interview, Scott addressed the problems she’s had in the past in regards to wanting to have kids. “I definitely had issues over the course of my life, reproduction issues,” she said. “I was married for five years and could never conceive a child. Until now. … It’s the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me.”