Jill Scott

R&B singer Jill Scott is expecting her first child with her fiancee of 7 months Jon Roberts. The singer, due to give birth in April 2009, found out she was expecting shortly before she took a trip to Africa to film her new HBO TV series, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

She tells People.com, “The first trimester I spent in Botswana. That was one of the biggest challenges of my life. First trimester! You’re sick every morning. It was seven hours time difference, the heat, the bugs, the 14 hour days. My doctors gave me a clean bill of health and said you can do this (continue working), so I did it.”

Jill and Jon announced their engagement on stage during a concert in New York in June 2008. Scott divorced her husband of 5 years, DJ Lyzell Williams, in 2007.