Cam Newton’s girlfriend gave birth to his first child, a son, last week, the Carolina Panthers quarterback announced on Twitter.
Kia Proctor, 27, and Newton, 26, have been dating for several years. There were rumors that she was pregnant, but Newton had stayed quiet about it.
Here’s what you need to know about Proctor:
1. Proctor Gave Birth to Their Son on Christmas Eve
Proctor gave birth to a boy, Chosen Sebastian Newton, on Christmas Eve in Atlanta, the Charlotte Observer reports. Newton left practice early to go to the hospital for his son’s birth.
Newton celebrated a first quarter touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday by rocking the football like a baby.
2. She & Newton Have Been Dating Since 2013
The Panthers’ quarterback is quiet about his personal life and has not talked much about his relationship with Proctor.
Newton did talk about the birth of his first child during a Thursday press conference.
“It was pretty cool, pretty cool,” Newton said. “All fathers can speak on — when you see life come into existence, it’s a wonderful thing. These past couple of days have been so monumental for me.
3. She Is a Former Model & Stripper Who Went by the Name Hazel
Proctor is a former model and stripper who went by the name Hazel, according to Terez Owens.
She worked at the Washington DC Stadium Club, before becoming a party host in the Atlanta area, according to Players’ Wives.
4. She Has a Daughter From Another Relationship
According to her Instagram page, Proctor has a daughter from another relationship.
She has posted several photos with her daughter.
5. She Was Born & Raised in the Virginia-Maryland Area
Proctor, whose full name is Shakia Proctor, is from the Maryland and Virginia area, having lived in both states for several years.
She has recently lived in Atlanta.