Maya Rudolph gave birth to a son. It's her third child. I knew she had one child but that's it. I also didn't know who she was with.
Paul Thomas Anderson.
He's the director of "Boogie Nights" and other films. Last time I heard (years ago, admittedly), he was with the singer-songwriter Fiona Apple.
If you don't know Maya Rudolph, she's a comic and an actress. She was part of the Saturday Night Live cast. (Please don't come back, Maya. The Michelle Obama wasn't funny and if you can't send her up, don't play her.) My favorite characters was the teenage girl she did and Donatella. But she was usually good in everything. (And, Maya, if you can mock Diana Ross, you can make fun of Michelle Obama. I really thought the Diana Ross skit on Weekend Update crossed a line.)
She's funny and she's pretty and she can act.
But there's another reason a lot of us like her.
She's Minnie Riperton's daughter. "Loving You" was Minnie's biggest hit and she was taken way too soon by cancer.
In the Black community, a lot of people have to grow up without at least one parent and it's always good when there's someone who emerges and is someone worth praising. (I believe Maya is bi-racial, by the way.) And guess who her godmother was? The late Teena Marie.
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