Baby on the Way for Macklemore

01/03/2015 at 02:45 PM ET

Macklemore and Tricia Davis Expecting First Child
Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

Macklemore‘s going to be a dad!

The “Same Love” rapper confirmed the happy news with a moving video he and fiancée Tricia Davis posted on Twitter Saturday.

“We wanted to share the news with you ourselves … Love Ben & Tricia,” Macklemore (née Ben Haggerty) wrote alongside the video, which notes the baby is due in May.

The sweet clip begins with the pair hearing their baby’s heartbeat for the first time, then jumps to shots of them in a sonogram room together, sharing some kisses and holding hands as his mom Julie looks on.

Macklemore, 31, explained they decided to share the news after pregnancy whispers began floating around online.

“Today the media speculated about some big news in our life, so we decided to share it with you ourselves,” reads the opening text of the clip — which was co-produced by Macklemore’s creative partner Ryan Lewis.

The rapper popped the question to longtime girlfriend Davis (who’s currently his road manager) back in early 2013.

The New York Post‘s Page Six was first to report the news.

— Jeff Nelson

FILED UNDER: Expecting , Macklemore , News , Video

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 29 comments

Baby_Obsessed on

that baby is going to be soo cute :3

Jay on

They seem like an adorable couple. It’s nice that they shared such a personal moment.

Congrats to them!! That is going to be one cute baby!!

denise on

Best wishes to Ben and Tricia. Cheers to a happy and healthy pregnancy and to a happy and healthy baby!!!!!

Jay on

The video he posted was so sweet!

guest on

so sweet and so real! Congrats to them.

Mandy on

Don’t know he is a rapper. Happy for him.

LM on

Congrats. I just heard Same Love today after not hearing it for a year or so. Such a great song. My guess he’ll make a great daddy!

Kay on

This is so adorable, I wish more people filmed this moment. Not necessarily to share online, but because it is so a sweet genuine human moment hearing your baby’s heart beat.

Callie on

I can’t believe there is a girl that would sleep with this idiot, never-the-less, have his baby! Such a liberal moron.

Easyup on

How can you be engaged for two years and the baby manages to beat you before you can get down the aisle? People have to stop getting engaged if they are not committing to a meaningful date at the alter.

MAR on


hmph on

Not trying to be funny, but I thought he was gay.

Tammy on

I love him and what a beautiful couple!

Leah on

That was a beautiful way to share their happy news. Congratulations to them!

Dawn S on

Easyup-curious how it changes and affects your life if two loving adults decide to have a baby before making a marriage commitment approved by you? Maybe they’re not interested in obtaining the “legal document” until all adult couples in the United states have the right to obtain it? Marriage won’t keep them from loving each other and committing to their child.

What an incredibly beautiful moment they chose to share. Wish them all the happiness and love!

One Love

Smithy on


Paula on


lex on

He’s a multimillionaire. He didn’t get that kind of money by being stupid. And name-calling is a sign of immaturity.

Erin on

If anyone can watch that video and not feel anything but happiness for them, that person needs some happiness in their own life.

A piece of paper does not a commitment make!

Lots of love to these two!

Kestrel on

I know…don’t you just hate those liberals with their message of equality and love? And Macklemore, right?! Who is he with all his success and money?? Seriously, Kanye is a WAY better rapper because who wants to hear what Macklemore has to say about giving up our prejudices and loving each other for the unique and wonderful people they are?

I bet he even tells his kids that gay people are OK, that bastard.

Pam on

Very sweet video. Makes me cry and think about the day we first saw our son.

pilarbuford on

Well I’m glad to know that their baby won’t be a racist or homophobic asshat, some people could learn a thing or two from him. ❤

lizz on

Sad that they most likely won’t last. Too many baby mamas/future single moms and not enough wives and commited parents. Prove me wrong, I dare you.

Kathy on

Adorable video!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! And let’s remember- don’t feed the trolls! 😉

Jan on

@Erin ” A piece of paper does not a commitment make!” Havng kids before your married does not guarantee you will stay together either…

MP on

This gave me chills. So sweet! I love Macklemore. Congratulations ♥

Anonymous on

Um lovely, so happy from them.

Ashang on

That was the sweetest moment ever!!! congrats to them !!!