Rhesa Garnes and partner Kerry Herbert with their triplets – two girls and a boy – Menen Kiaria, Makada Raya and Majete Raphael. (Picture by Christoff Griffith.)
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Rhesa Garnes has a whole lot of love in her life. The talented singer and her partner Kerry Herbert were blessed with triplets – two girls and a boy – last October.
Menen Kiaria was the first triplet, Makada Raya was second and then came Majete Raphael. Their first names were chosen by their dad and their second names by their mother, who chose them while they were in the womb. Kiaria means fortunate one in Japanese and hope; Raya is an adaptation of the Arabic word Raja which means full of hope and Raphael means divine healer.
In a recent candid interview, Rhesa told EASY details about the pregnancy from the time they received the news, what happened after delivery and how she and Kerry are balancing work and home life.
Do note that twins run in the family but not triplets. With none of her four previous children being multiples, triplets were totally unexpected.
“At 16 weeks we realised we were having triplets. It was my plan to have a home birth as I always wanted to. All my previous pregnancies I went to the hospital to have them delivered. The doula, when she came to see me, said I would still have to go see a doctor – at least three visits. It was on the first visit to see the doctor that I realised to my surprise and everybody else’s it was three babies,” she said. (GBM)
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