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BOSSIP recently had a chance to catch up with Eric Benet. The soul singer took a minute to update us on his new family, upcoming projects, Real Husbands of Hollywood and those lingering Halle Berry jokes. The new father spoke particularly highly of his two-year-old baby girl, Lucia Bella:

How is that baby treating you? Keeping you up?

DEFINITELY keeping me up! She’s got so much personality. And she pretty much runs the household now, as you could imagine. She’s great. She’s potty-trained, she’s been talking for a while, and we’re having her birthday party in 4 or 5 days. Three years old.

It’s really an amazing life. My wife is just the perfect partner with this amazing little cherub of a baby. I’m gonna be ultra-biased right now, but I think the child is a genius. She’s doing everything like way ahead of schedule. [My wife and I] go by all these charts and diagrams and apps we would have on iPad that would say “by this month, your child should be rolling over.” And we’d be like “Damn, well she was doing that like 4 months ago.” “Your child at this age should be able to say two words” well, she is saying sentences and knowing numbers and stuff, so. Obviously, take that with a grain of salt from me as a biased Daddy. But, I think she definitely has a shot at being the first female Black president!

I know your daughter India sings as well, is Lucia following in your footsteps?

Lucia, way ahead of schedule, is writing songs. She’s got her little mirror-mirror song, she’s got her Halloween song, her birthday’s coming up soon and she’s got her own special little made-up birthday song, so yes, Lucia, as I said before, is a genius and yeah she’s writing music.

Aw! Eric is such a proud and happy husband and father! Great to see a celebrity so focused on family. Hit the flip to find out more about his new TV project.


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