After all these years, Rosie McClelland and Sophia Grace Brownlee are still always by each other’s side. On Saturday, Oct. 22, McClelland congratulated her older cousin after Brownlee announced she’s expecting her first child in 2023.
McClelland posted a photo of her and Brownlee hugging in her Instagram Story alongside a sweet caption outlining which baby duties she’ll be happy to help with (and which ones she’d rather pass on for now). “Together forever, words can’t explain this feeling!” she wrote. “So excited for this next chapter, here for you will buy milk, babysit, but I don’t think I can change a nappy just yet 😂 love you so much.”
The 16-year-old pop singer went on to share the photo again on her grid, where she revealed it was taken the moment her cousin told her she was pregnant. “This photo was the moment Sophia told me she was pregnant (as you can see I am crying),” she wrote. “Congratulations to my beautiful cousin Sophia on the news of your pregnancy! To say I’m excited is a understatement, I can’t wait to share this whole new chapter with you and be by your side watching you be the best mum ever! Love you so so much 💗💙💗💙💗💙.”
Brownlee responded by resharing the photo to her Instagram Story and writing, “love you,” beside an infinity-sign emoji. She also commented on her cousin’s grid post, adding, “Love you sm, you have always been the best cousin to me ❤️❤️❤️.”
While her fans may remember her best as the adorable tot who performed Nicki Minaj‘s “Super Bass” with her cousin on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” Brownlee is all grown up now. On Saturday, Oct. 22, the 19-year-old announced on her YouTube channel that she’s pregnant with her first child.
Posing alongside pink and blue balloons, Brownlee said, “I am here to tell you guys that I am pregnant.” The YouTuber shared that while she was “shocked” when she first found out, she’s “super, super happy about it.” She continued, “So I am 21 weeks today, and the reason why I left it so long is because I always want to make sure that everything’s completely fine and that everything’s safe.”
Brownlee added that while she knows the gender of the baby, she’s saving that announcement for another video down the road. “So as you guys can probably see, I have some balloons next to me which are pink and blue because I’m not going to give anything away about the gender,” she teased. “I actually know the gender because I actually found out, but I am going to do a gender reveal for you guys in a separate video to this one so you can expect to see that soon on my channel.”
In 2011, Brownlee and McClelland, rose to fame after performing Minaj’s “Super Bass” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The duo went on to make a number of appearances on DeGeneres’s talk show over the years and quickly became child stars. They even went on to star in the 2014 film “Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure.”
Now Brownlee is embarking on a totally new adventure, and it’s one she’s looking forward to sharing with the fans who have grown up with her over the years. “I am so happy that I finally told everyone,” she added at the end of her video.