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Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose to become baby daddy

Longtime girlfriend rumored to be pregnant

Mieka Blackman Reese
Derrick Rose's girlfriend rumored to be pregnant

While the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose has had a lot on his mind lately after suffering a string of injuries, he’s about to add more to his plate when he becomes a father with his longtime girlfriend.

Rose, 23, and Mieka Blackman Reese, 24, are rumored to be expecting their first child sometime around October, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. But Terez Owens claims the NBA star may become a dad closer to the NBA playoffs, saying that Mieka is 7 1/2 months along in her pregnancy. Apparently her younger sister spilled the beans on Twitter, tweeting that she loved “rubbing her sister’s belly” and leading to the speculation.

The couple reportedly met four years ago at a party at a downtown Chicago nightclub. Mieka, a Chicago stylist, even convinced Derrick to model for her website.

Rose recently returned to the court on Easter Sunday against the New York Knicks after sitting out a number of games due to a groin injury. He then injured his ankle during that game, and is questionable to play in a rematch against the Knicks on Tuesday night in Chicago.