Grammy-award-winning singer Lauryn Hill, who recently returned to the stage after being a stay-at-home mom, surprised her fans with the news that she was expecting her sixth child, while joking, "I don't know if I'm the most fertile woman in America."
The biggest surprise, though, may be who the baby's father is. Hill wasn't saying when she made the announcement at a concert in Detroit that she will be "taking time off to give birth."
Hill, the former Fugee frontwoman who went solo with hits "That Thing" and "Zion," previously took time off to raise her five children with Rohan Marley, 39, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, though it's unclear what their current relationship status is.
When contacted by a Houston Chronicle reporter, Marley seemed to cast doubt on whether he is the father-to-be.
During a Twitter exchange, the reporter wrote: "So we are clear. 1.) You're not married to your ex-wife or Lauryn, and 2.) She isn't preggo w/your child, but someone else's?"
Marley's response: "That is correct until I say out of my mouth to the contrary."
Hill seemed to imply that the announcement of the mystery baby daddy would be a shocker, when she told the concert audience, "Wait till you hear the big secret though."
The secret remains under wraps.
Padma Lakshmi had no intention of going public with her baby's father.
When the 40-year-old model and "Top Chef" host became pregnant, her rep described it as "a medical miracle," explaining that Lakshmi had long battled endometriosis, a condition that can often lead to infertility.
Throughout her pregnancy Lakshmi kept the father's identity secret and gave baby Krishna, born last February, her last name.
The media revealed the father as Adam Dell, a venture capitalist and brother of Dell Computers founder Michael Dell, amid reports that he was negotiating new visitation rights.
An unnamed friend of Lakshmi's told People that Dell was "nothing more than an on-again, off-again fling."
But Dell seemed to be taking his father role seriously. In January he filed suit for full custody of Krishna, claiming he only got to see his daughter seven hours a week and that Lakshmi had worked "to minimize, if not eliminate, [Dell's] role in Krishna's life."
Dell's attorney, Bill Zabel, told ABCNews.com that the suit is still pending in court, awaiting the court-appointed psychiatrist to submit his report.