S.W.A.T.’s midseason debut featured significant life arcs for several characters, notably Hondo and Nichelle. On S.W.A.T. Season 6 Episode 9, Hondo finally met with Nichelle’s parents, and the two couples had differing perspectives on where the kid should be raised, which could generate stress within the family.
The actress who portrays Nichelle on the show, Rochelle Aytes, was also present shooting these episodes on-site, but is she pregnant? Here’s what you need to know about Rochelle’s character Nichelle and where art and real-life cross over.
Rochelle Aytes: Is She Pregnant?
Since 2016, Rochelle Aytes has been married to another actor, C.J. Lindsey. In an episode of Black Love Doc, the two people said that they had met in 1998 when they went to the same college in New York, but that they didn’t get back together until many years later in Los Angeles. Not only did they have many friends in common, but C.J. also worked as a bartender at the club where Rochelle’s ex-boyfriend worked!
In October 2022, after Rochelle shared a picture of herself (while in costume as Nichelle) with a bump, followers made a double take. In a second post, she made it clear that only her character is pregnant:
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“A few people have told me they are happy for me because I have a baby bump… I did make a mistake about my [last] post, I guess. It was a little misleading.”
She continued, “Rochelle is the only one who is pregnant. I’m not.”
The actress then stated that “it’s good to have so many people enthusiastic for me and praising me; I appreciate that. But that’s only for show.
Nichelle on ‘S.W.A.T.’ Is Expecting a Child
Indeed, Rochelle’s character on SWAT is pregnant! She and Hondo traveled to Thailand for a “babymoon,” or honeymoon before the birth of their child. The trio, along with Hondo’s old military buddy Joe (Sean Maguire), traveled to Chiang Mai for a vacation. When the majority of the S.W.A.T. crew was involved in a drug trafficking dispute, Nichelle stayed untouched!
Hondo initially learned that Nichelle was pregnant during the season five finale when his father discovered a pregnancy test while helping Nichelle move boxes. He promptly told Hondo what was going on, and the news of his growing family stopped Hondo from making the decision to put his life in danger on a mission.
Perhaps, future episodes of S.W.A.T. will feature Nichelle’s pregnancy and Hondo’s less stressful fatherhood! Until then, viewers will have to continue tuning in.
Rochelle Aytes Biography
Rochelle Aytes is an American actress and model. she was born in Harlem, New York in May 1976. Her most famous role was as April Malloy on the TV show Mistresses. Aytes was a model at first, and she has been in ads for L’Oreal, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Mercedes-Benz. She first appeared on TV in a 2003 episode of Sex and the City. The following year, she played Denise Porter in the movie White Chicks.
In the 2007 TV mini-series Drive, she played Leigh Barnthouse. She played Grace Russell on the TV show The “Forgotten” from 2009 to 2010. From 2010 to 2011, Rochelle played the role of Alice Williams on the TV show Detroit 1-8-7. In 2011, she played the role of Amber James on the show Desperate Housewives. She played Vanessa Warner on the TV show Work It from 2012 to 2013.
She has played the role of Savannah Hayes on the TV show Criminal Minds since 2013. Since 2013, when she played April Malloy in the TV show Mistresses, that has been her best-known role. She has also been in the movies Madea’s Family Reunion, Trick ‘r Treat, The Inheritance, The Butterfly Chasers, and My Favorite Five.
American actress and model Rochelle Aytes have made a name for herself in the entertainment business. Rochelle has shown that she is a versatile actress who can play a wide range of characters on popular TV shows like Mistresses and SWAT. Her recent social media post, which was a picture of her dressed up as Nichelle with a bump, got a lot of attention from the people who follow her.
Later, though, she made it clear that only her character was pregnant. Rochelle has a lot of loyal fans because she works hard at her craft and is able to bring her characters to life. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in the future.