Celebrity Baby Blog / Nicolas Kodjoe

Essence Magazine celebrates black fathers

06/01/2007 at 01:02 PM ET

Essence magazine has a feature this month celebrating black fathers. Included in the spread are Boris Kodjoe, Xzibit, Coby Bell, and Kenny Lattimore. Here are the highlights:

Boris_180x240_artActorBoris Kodjoe, husband to actress Nicole Ari Parker Kodjoe, father to Sophie Tee-Naaki, 2, and Nicolas Neruda, 7 months.

On being a dad: Having kids gives you wings and makes you feellike a superhero. Fatherhood has taught me unconditional love, againand again, and a depth of emotion that I’ve never experienced.Sometimes I wonder, ‘What was I doing before?’

On raising a boy and a girl: My older sister always kept me in check, so I knew having a girl firstwould provide a great influence on the behavior of my son. Theirdemeanors are different — she’s very sweet and affectionate, and he’s areal boy, very stoic. Sophie loves her little brother and kisses him all day long. Nicolas is the happiestbaby in the world.

Klattimore2_180x240_artSinger Kenny Lattimore, husband to singer Chanté Moore and father to Kenny, Jr. (K.J.), 4, and stepfather to Sophia, 10.

On a special connection: K.J. and I share the same , and after he was born, I rememberwanting to be with him every second. Because I was molested as a child,I want to make sure that his innocence is protected. He was a verycalm, quiet baby, and everyone said, ‘Oh, he acts like his dad.’ Iwondered if we’d have the same personality, but I can see how his lifeexperiences are beginning to take over.

On blending families: My 10-year-old stepdaughter, Sophia, spends time at both our house andher dad’s [actor Kadeem Hardison], and we all spend Christmas together.K.J. loves Sophia to death, and I spend quality time with her, lookover homework, and make sure to give her hugs and kisses, just like herparents.

Click below for photos and interview highlights from Xzibit, who wants to send a ‘stellar human being into the world,’ and Coby Bell, who talks about his ‘two-for-one special.’

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Boris and Nicole Ari Parker Kodjoe share what parenthood means to them

01/14/2007 at 07:26 PM ET

Actors Boris and Nicole Ari Parker Kodjoe welcomed their second child, Nicolas Neruda on October 31, 2006 – joining big sister Sophie, 22 months.  Nicolas weighed in at 8 lbs, 2 oz, and his middle name is in honor of Nicole’s favorite poet, Pablo Neruda. Here are some highlights from the couple’s People interview:

To keep that memory of seeing his son for the first time, Boris took a picture of Nicolas right after he was born."It’s the most beautiful picture in the world – he was taking his first breath.  The cord was still there, and he was looking up into the sky."

As for what it’s like for Sophie to have a new sibling, Nicole say that she absolutely loves it."[Sophie] kisses his toes before we put his socks on and pats his head when he cries.  I keep wondering, ‘Where does she learn these loving things?’"

Boris also shared what it means to be a parent and how having children helped open his heart. He says, "Once you become a parent, you’re introduced to a whole new level of emotion.  I want them to do well and conquer the world for them, like Superman.  It’s as if a whole new chamber in my heart has opened up."


Source: People, January 22, 2007 issue, page 94 Thanks to SNAK Online for the scan.

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Sophie and Nicolas Kodjoe cuddling

11/25/2006 at 11:25 PM ET

Boris Kodjoe has posted another new photo of his children Sophie, 20 months, and Nicolas, 3 1/2 weeks, on his webpage. No sibling rivalry here – Boris has said Sophie can’t get enough of her little brother.


Source: Boris World

Thanks to CBB reader Tamar.

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Introducing Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe

11/14/2006 at 11:52 AM ET

Actor Boris Kodjoe has introduced his new son Nicolas Neruda to the world via his website, Boris World.

As we exclusively announced on November 1st, Nicolas was born to Boris and Nicole Ari Kodjoe Tuesday, October 31st in Atlanta, and joins big sister Sophie, 19 months.


Source: Boris World

Thanks to CBB reader Valerie

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