Lil Xan's baby news comes two months after he checked out of rehab for a drug addiction, after checking himself in two weeks prior

By Jen Juneau
February 19, 2019 12:50 PM

Lil Xan is going to be a dad.

The 22-year-old rapper announced on Instagram Sunday that he and his partner of three months, Annie Smith, are expecting their first child together.

Posting a snapshot of the couple sharing an embrace in front the Los Angeles skyline, Lil Xan wrote, “I wanted to wait but i just can’t leave my fans in the dark, it’s official im going to be a father 😭💔 i love you guys so much and hope you stay along for this crazy journey and i’ve never felt more happy in my life💔”

“All of you are invited to the gender reveal party i promise!” continued the dad-to-be. “And to my baby my angel my sunshine @anniiesmith i love you with all my heart ❤️ thank you for saving me i love you more then [sic] words could describe.”

Lil Xan/Instagram

Shortly after his big reveal, Lil Xan took to his Instagram Story to thank his “close homies,” fans and followers for their support, saying in the short video, “I love you guys.”

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Annie Smith’s Instagram Story
Annie Smith/Instagram

Smith expressed her gratitude following the announcement on her own Instagram Story, writing, “Thank you for all your love and support angels. Our hearts are exploding with love and happiness! This is going to be the most beautiful, exciting journey of our lives.”

“Thank you for being a part of this! I’m not sure what I did to deserve such a wonderful husband and now a beautiful angel. I’m only five weeks along, but be ready for baby overload on here!” she added.

The pair’s baby news comes two months after Lil Xan checked out of rehab for a drug addiction, after checking himself in two weeks prior. “Out and Sober,” he tweeted on Dec. 16, along with a broken-heart emoji and an emoji of praying hands.

The “Betrayed” hitmaker, whose real name is Diego Leanos, was inspired to try to get sober after the September death of his friend Mac Miller, who died of an accidental drug overdose.

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The baby on the way is the first for Smith and Lil Xan, who had a contentious split from girlfriend Noah Cyrus in September after months of dating.

Lil Xan and Smith have fueled speculation of an engagement on social media, with the mom-to-be calling the rapper her “husband” in her Sunday Instagram Story.

She also wrote, “I cannot wait to call myself your wife soon” in an Instagram post late last week, and referred to Lil Xan as her “fiancé” in a black-and-white selfie of the couple posted last month.