BY Mstarz reporter , Mstarz reporter | Jan 25, 2013 03:11 PM EST
Back in December, rumors began swirling that Philadelphia rapper Eve is expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Maximillion Cooper. The "Blow Ya Mind" songstress recently denied such rumors, insisting that people shouldn't always automatically believe what they read online.
According to several shady online reports (including one from Hollywood Life), Eve and Cooper "have been dating for awhile and have even discussed marriage, but now it looks like a baby is probably coming first!"
Eve has kept her relationship with the 40-year-old British entrepreneur billionaire (who already has four children with ex-wife and former business partner Julie Brangstrup) under wraps for years. But according to a number of "alleged" inside sources, the couple recently began sharing the news with close friends and family that the "Barbershop" actress is already about "three months along."
But according to Eve, who recently spoke to philly.com blogger Jenice Armstrong, all the baby talk is completely untrue:
"It's been circulating a lot. A lot. I don't know where it came from. I've been saying my due date is the album, May 14th, just turning it into that. But no, I'm not pregnant."
Eve once admitted to Bang Showbiz that she'd like to get married and start a family one day... but now is just not the right time:
"I want marriage, I want babies, soon, but later. I'm seeing someone at the moment. I'm not saying [who it is], but it's been a year. It's not a secret. He's not a music celebrity."
Eve's love interest has since been identified as Cooper... the couple has been together for about three years:
"At the end of the day, I've put out there that this is where my heart is. It started as, 'oh, you don't like black men any more' and that kind of thing," Eve explains to Armstrong. "It has nothing to do with that. Your heart is your heart. I don't know how we got together but it happened and it worked. And I can't really explain it any more than that."
Eve is happy with her relationship, but for now she is more focused on her rekindled music career. Her fourth studio album, Lip Lock, hits stores May 14.
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