Dad mode Post Malone is expecting his first child with his girlfriend — and he couldn’t be more ready for parenthood.
“I’m excited for this next chapter in my life,” the 26-year-old musician told TMZ on Tuesday, May 3, confirming the news. “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.”
The “Sunflower” rapper, who has yet to publicly reveal his girlfriend’s name, added that he has decided it is “time to take care of my body and my family and friends,” as he gears up for his new parenting role.
Malone (whose real name is Austin Richard Post) added: “And [I want to] spread as much love as we can every day.”
The “Rockstar” singer has a lot to celebrate these days with the release of his fourth album, Twelve Carat ToothacheComing next month. (He previously released music in 2019). Hollywood’s Bleeding.)
Ahead of his baby news, the New York native has been expanding his horizons over the past few years, adding “sommelier” to his resume in 2020. Malone launched a French rosé called Maison No. 9 that summer, and his website crashed on June 2020 due to massive traffic for his presale. According to a report, approximately 50,000 bottles were sold in two days. Complex. Malone was able to restock his inventory and last month he teased the return of rosé season via Maison No. 9’s social media page.
He collaborated with Crocs to create his fifth shoe, the Duet Max Clog, in December 2020. Malone, who quickly sold out of the clogs, announced in January 2021 that he would be partnering up with Musicians on Call charity to donate 10,000 pairs Crocs to frontline healthcare workers in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “One Right Now” rapper previously dated Ashlen DiazFor three years, he was with his current girlfriend. Us WeeklyNovember 2018 was the last time it was confirmed that Malone had resigned and Diaz had left.
“Post loves Ashlen and cares about her but lives his life as though he’s a rock star. He’s still so young,” an insider told UseAt the time.
Malone had spoken out two years ago about the difficulties that can come with being in a relationship and still being a musician.
“It’s tough having a balance, between dedicating my life to music and dedicating time for Ashlen,” he said on The Breakfast Club2016 “It’s tough because you want to get into the studio, you want to do as good music as you can, sometimes you’re real busy.”