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Kelis talks temporary tomato addiction

Published 02/09/2015


Kelis has been eating the produce from her neighbour’s garden on a regular basis since becoming pregnant again.

The 36-year-old Milkshake singer is currently expecting her second child, putting her bump on display in a pink getup at the Afropunk Festival in New York City last month.

And although some women tend to go for desserts or hearty food while experiencing intense pregnancy cravings, Kelis can’t get enough of fresh fruits and vegetables.

“I’m pregnant! I’m so excited! It’s really amazing,” she gushed to Us Weekly magazine before noting she likes to consume her produce raw. “My neighbour grows tomatoes and leaves them on my doorstep and I’ll cut them up, use salt and pepper, and just eat them like that!”

Kelis is a chef who trained at Le Cordon Bleu and the star is coming out with a cookbook entitled My Life on a Plate, which reaches bookstores in October.

She is also the owner of sauce line Bounty & Full and Kelis stars in a show on the Cooking Channel called Saucy & Sweet.

The songstress seems to be going through a tomato phase right now, but this doesn’t rule out the possibility of her munching on all types of different goodies in the near future.

“[I’m] very open to the power of suggestion [and] if someone talks about a certain food, my pregnancy brain gets so focused and I have to have it!” she confessed.

Kelis is also the mother of six-year-old son Knight, who she shares with rapper ex-husband Nas.

And the little boy is looking forward to future family meals with his younger sibling.

“My son is excited to be a brother and I’m thrilled,” she smiled. “With my cookbook coming out and a new baby, it’s a really exciting time for us."

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