Couples are always finding new and clever ways to announce their pregnancy to the world, but few have a Grammy Award nominee and Billboard Music Award winner do it for them.
While she was at the Billboard Music Awards recently, Cassie Young of The Bert Show sat down with Khalid to record a spot for the radio show. They also recorded Young’s announcement that she and husband Chad Wood are expecting a baby in the fall.
Young, who is the web director for the show, also posted the news on Twitter and Instagram, in addition to announcing it on the radio Tuesday morning.
Young is no stranger to sharing her life with the public. When she and Wood became engaged in 2017, a trainer messaged her on Twitter with what started as a pitch for his services and devolved into him body-shaming her.
Young posted the exchange on social media.
Although the trainer’s comments became increasingly offensive, the bride-to-be wasn’t deterred, The AJC’s Najja Parker reported.
She reassured the trainer that she loved her body and wasn’t interested in meeting society’s standard beauty.
“I’m sad for you that your self-worth is wrapped up in your appearance. You clearly place a lot of stock in looks, but fail to understand that not everyone wants to be chained to that insecurity,” she said. “You are perpetuating the problem and I refuse to play that game.”
While the exchange was private, Young thought it was important to post, because she wants “every woman and man to know that it does not MATTER what you look like.”
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