Jill Scott Welcomes Son Jett Hamilton

04/21/2009 at 08:00 PM ET
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Actress/songstress Jill Scott is officially singing lullabies! The new mama and her fiancé, drummer Lil Jon Roberts, welcomed their first child Monday, April 20th, Jill’s manager confirms to PEOPLE. Baby boy Jett Hamilton Roberts — weighing in at 7 lbs., 8 oz. — coincidentally made his big debut at 4:20 p.m. Jill’s due date had been April 25th.

The Why Did I Get Married? star first announced her pregnancy in January, later revealing that the couple were expecting a baby boy. In March, Jill admitted that the news had come as quite the surprise, after being told by her doctors that she would never conceive. “It sorts of throws you for a huge loop, especially since I was told I could never be pregnant,” she said. “This was a shock, a complete and utter shock to me.”

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Debbie on

Welcome baby!! Happy Birthday.
It warms my heart that she welcomed a baby after she was told she couldnt,
What a wonderful surprise….

Congrats to the new family…….

God Bless…

Jennifer on

Congratulations to the family on the arrival of their surprise miracle! Jett Hamilton is such a handsome name – I especially love Hamilton and plan on using it as a middle name for a future son.

Lovie on

Congrats to the Roberts family!

Sarah M. on

Congrats to the new family! Especially after being told that she wouldn’t be able to have a child, I bet it was quite a surprise. The name Jett seems to be gaining in popularity, lately. At least 1 other celebrity, maybe 2 or 3, have named their son’s that, too. It’s a cute name, though!

Sanja on


I was sure they’d use Scott in the name, I like it much better than Hamilton (I’ve never understood the use of last names for kids if they’re not your family last names). Jett is becoming popular, didn’t expect that after what happened to Jett Travolta.

Just on a side note, that picture is really not the best one for a birth announcement. Since I have no idea what her fiance looks like I thought it was him in the picture.

That’s the most recent photo available (and the only one of her pregnant) which is why we chose to use it. The man pictured is Travis Fimmell; our apologies for the confusion.

– CBB Staff

Crystal on

I ♥ the name Jett!!! I know a woman who named her son Jett Michael and I ♥ that name too. Super cute Jill! CONGRATULATIONS!!! 🙂

Daniela on

I love the name Jett!!! Unique but too off the wall, a classy name for a baby of a very classy celeb! 🙂 Congrats to the family – can’t wait to see a pic of the new addition!

On a quest on

Welcome to the world little Jett. I know you will be loved and cherished. Peace and blessings.

theyearofasking on

what a blessing…to have a baby when you’ve been told you couldn’t. huge congrats!!!

Ivonne on

YAY! I’ve been waiting for this birth announcement! I’m so happy for them and I love the name. Congrats Jill and Jon!!!

Just Saying on

Wow, thats wonderful! I’m glad she had a safe delivery and healthy baby boy, especially after being told that she would not be able to have a child. Goes to show that anything is possible and doctor know nothing lol…j/k But for real, im happy for her and her fiancee and wish them all the best.

anon on

The names okay, I prefer the middle name.

Alexis on

Jill is a true talent and I am very happy for
her and Jon!

Jess from Ohio on

Welcome Jett!

I feel sort of bad that he was born at 4:20 on 4/20. Pot smoker holiday. But that doesn’t take away from this momentous occasion.

mclovin69 on

that boy is gonna be a stoner!!!!!!!!!! look at his birthday: 420 and da time he wuz born: 420.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH jill’s gotta stoner baby

KdH on

Congrats Jill!

Neeli on

Congrats! God Bless The child with long life and good health Amen

erin h on

Congrats!! I love the name Jett, I’ve been trying to pursuade my husband on it for our next son, if we have another boy. He’s not buying it though. Maybe this will help! lol

Tiffany on

Oh my gosh I feel like it was yesterday Jill announced that she was pregnant. I like 4:20/4/20. Congrats to the parents.

mslewis on

I’ve been watching her series on HBO and she looks wonderful!!! I don’t know how she stood that heat and dust in Botswana but I’m happy that everything turned out alright for her and the little guy!! Congratuations to Jill and Jett!!

P.S.: I really hope the series is picked up again for next year. It’s really fun and the scenery is so beautiful. Makes me want to go to Botswana and I’ve never wanted to visit Africa because of the shots needed. I’m such a sissy when it comes to shots!!

sat on

wonderful and best of luck!!! A lovely name!!

Christina Bledsoe on

Alright! Good for Jill 🙂

Chris on

Jill, Jon and Jett…lovely!

Jas on

Aww how wonderful is that. Congratulations to Jill and her fiancee!!

Jas on

Congratulations to both of them on their new baby boy!!

JMO on

Jett, Jon and Jill. So perfect!! Congrats!!

Ro on

Congrats to you Jill Scott and Lil Jon. I am happy that you were able to concieve and bring a healthy baby into this world. I know he is going to be a beautiful baby.

Mike Jimmer on

Congrats to the new parents!

Stacie on

I LOVE his name!!! Congratulations to Jill and Lil Jon!

Terri on

Congrats to the family! I love Jill’s new series on HBO.

brannon on

great name!

Whitney on

AWW YAY! I love Jilly from Philly…

Kourtnei on

OMG Congrats to both Jill and JOn! It’s amazing to bring a baby into the world after giving up hope. Makes the joy even more overwhelming! I wish them the best in life as parents and their son all the blessing that GOD and life has to offer! I LOVE her music, she;s so unique and powerful with her lyrics. Jett truely has a special woman to call mommy! =)

Jenna on

So I have to ask, is “Jett” a real boy’s name or is it what John and Kelly Travolta created for their son, Jett (who recently died)? I have never seen it in any baby name books. I know John and Kelly chose the name Jett because of John’s love for flying.

I also have to admit when I first heard Jill planned to name her son Jett it kind of made me feel sad for the Travoltas and (in all honesty) it seemed a bit insensitive to me since Jett Travolta died earlier this year.

That being said, I know that couples are free to name their children anything they want and I would love for someone to help me change my gut reaction while not flaming me. 🙂

FC on

Jett Hamilton Roberts. I like it. He could be just about anything with that name. He already sounds like some bigwig company man. 😉

Congrats to Jill and Jon. 🙂

Jax on

4/20 4/20 …nuff said!!…..CONGRATS!!!!!!

CAF on

I am so happy for them! I’m glad they picked a cool name too; unique but not so out-there that it seems like they tried to hard. Many congrats and blessings!!

Lauren on

Jett is one of very few off-the-cuff names I actually like a lot. Congrats to Jill and Jon!

And Jenna, since Jett passed away and the name is so uncommon, you could look at Jill’s name choice as a tribute to Jett Travolta in the sense that it is a way for his unique name to live on.

Jenna on

Thanks, Lauren. That does make sense. I also read (after posting) that Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz gave one of their twins the middle name of Jett. So I guess it is gaining in popularity.

Shaina on

Congrats JIll and to her fiance nothing like a brand new baby. Oh and I love the new show #1 ladies detective agency love the accent just love the show good work thanks HBO.

babyboopie on

Aw, I love the name Jett Hamilton, it’s lovely and it’s nice that the name will live on in Jett Travolta’s memory.

jessie on

congrats i love the name jett ( i used to love watching a show called the famous jett jackson, lol)

Madhoseof5 on

Congrats to them! I like that his birthday was 4/20 @ 4.20. I gave birth to my 3rd son on 7th Nov (7/11 in the UK) @ 7.11pm!