AceShowbiz - Naomi Osaka continues to share her joy of being a first-time mother. Days after the baby news made media headlines, the professional tennis player took to social media to offer the first glimpse at her and Cordae (YBN Cordae)'s newborn daughter.
On Thursday, July 13, the 25-year-old shared a photo of her new bundle of joy being wrapped in a white tennis-themed onesie. She followed it up with a picture of herself when she was still pregnant and an image of her in a hospital gown for the birth process.
In the caption, Naomi wrote, "Well that was a cool little intermission." The four-time Grand Slam singles champion went on to note, "now back to your regularly scheduled program."
It's unclear when Naomi gave birth to her daughter. However, news of the baby's arrival broke earlier this month, with a source telling PEOPLE that the athlete and her rapper beau welcoming the baby in Los Angeles.
Cordae later revealed the baby's name when performing at the Calgary Stampede in Canada over the weekend. "My daughter Shai was just born a couple days ago, so I dedicate this performance to my baby girl Shai," he told the crowd. "Love you, I'm going back home."
Naomi herself announced her pregnancy in mid-January. Through an Instagram post, she let out a photo of an ultrasound screen and several notes written in English and Japanese languages. Along with the post, she stated, "Can't wait to get back on the court but here's a little life update for 2023."
In that lengthy note, Naomi also wrote, "The past few years have been interesting to say the least, but I find that it's the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun. These few months away from the sport has really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I've dedicated my life to."
"I realize that life is so short and I don't take any moments for granted, every day is a new blessing and adventure," she went on to share. "I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future, one thing I'm looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, 'that's my mom,' haha."