One of Justin Timberlake‘s biggest fans had her dream come true this week. This past Monday, Timberlake performed at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and paused his whole show to announce something special for a fan in the front row.
Darcell Baxtresser used her front row opportunity and help up a sign that Timberlake would be able to see from his spot on stage. The sign read, “Will you help me announce my pregnancy?” and of course Timberlake couldn’t say no. He paused the whole show to grab the sign from Baxtresser and got the crowd to cheer for him to open it. With a smile on his face he announced, “Baby Baxtresser arriving November 1, 2018” and decided that the baby’s nickname would be Baby Bax. Before going back to performing he even brought out a round of shots to celebrate.
“I’ve loved him since I was 6 years old so if I wanted anyone in the world to announce it, it was him,” Baxtresser told E!News.
They originally were attending the concert as a girls night out but the mom-to-be decided to take the chance on the sign, even though she wasn’t going to announce to her family for another couple of weeks.
“But I thought, ‘Wow! What if this happened?’ And then I just decided to try it,” she said. “I really only expected him to see it and, at best, take a picture with it, but I did not at all expect him to stop the show, literally.”
Once her family realized what was happening they went nuts. “As soon as it happened, cousins and friends who were at the show were blowing up my phone, so I figured I had to tell my family right away. I group texted my siblings and parents the video and they were all going nuts. I sent it to my husband and he was just like ‘Oh wow,” said Baxtresser.
She uploaded the video to Facebook with the caption “This was the most amazing, magical, unforgettable moment I have ever had in my life!!! My first love to announce my pregnancy was crazy!!! A truly special memory I will forever cherish!! Thank you!!” She says that Baby Bax won’t be named after JT but that he is “more than welcome to be the godfather”. Watch the adorable video of the announcement below.