When Summer Walker began gaining popularity with her debut album Over It, her personal life also took center stage. The “Body” singer worked on her first album with her now ex-boyfriend, producer London On Da Track, and they welcomed a daughter together, Princess Bubblegum. Their relationship was challenged by cheating rumors, and the 26-year-old found herself going back and forth with London’s exes on social media for consistently bashing the singer and the producer.
Summer and London have broken up multiple times but they put the final nail in the coffin in 2021, the same year their daughter was born. (London has four kids in total.)
That same year, she dropped her highly-anticipated second album Still Over It filled with songs inspired by their breakup. She even titled one of the album’s singles “4th Baby Mama," with the title inspired by her experience.
The Atlanta native was interviewed for Essence’s Festival of Culture issue, where she opened up about soul music and motherhood. “It’s really stressful and it’s really a lot of sacrifice. Sometimes, it’s like, is it worth it? Then they smile and make your day, and the answer is yes,” she said about raising her daughter.
While she loves her daughter, she confessed that she wished she made better decisions about London. “I wish that I paid more attention to the person I procreated with,” she revealed.
“It’s still like you never really know anybody. Even how long you can be with people, you just never really know,” she added.
“People be in long-ass marriages, and they just switch up and you’ll be like, “Yo, what the f–k?” So, I guess you can just never really know.”
Summer is currently dating Larry aka LVRD Pharoh who is a rapper and someone from the “No Love” singer’s past. When news spread of their relationship, the rapper shared a message on his Instagram story, addressing those questioning who he was. “FYI: I'm not the 'new boo' lmaoooo. The real ones know we been in each other's life since 2014.”
They also have each other’s names tattooed on their faces.
Summer is working on her healing, telling Essence, “I have a scholarly teacher and different people who are really good in their fields that are helpful with my healing.” She also noted that therapy and religion have helped her in that journey as well.
Over the weekend, the singer announced that she was expecting her second child, which will be her first with Pharoh. She shared on Instagram Live, "People asking me if I'm pregnant…I am and you know I'm very, very, very, very, happy about it. Very excited about it. And this is gonna be — I'm very very excited because it's going to be different from how it was before. It's really peaceful, really happy, lots of help, lots of love."
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