At age 64, as he prepares to play his classic album “Songs in the Key of Life” this Thursday at Madison Square Garden, Stevie Wonder is expecting triplets.
They will be the ninth, 10th and 11th children for the R&B icon, by five different women. He’s been married twice, but the mother this time is his latest girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, 40, who also gave birth to a child by Wonder last year.
“It’s Stevie’s mechanism for his happiness,” a family source told The Post. “I don’t know that he set out to have 11 children, including triplets at his age, but it’s not like he isn’t happy about it or he can’t afford children.”
Another source also told The Post that while Wonder has previously acknowledged that he hasn’t always been available to his children, the singer now goes out of his way to make time for each of them.
The legend’s eight children range in age from 1 to 39.
“Aisha [his oldest] enjoys her dad quite a bit, they get together and eat and joke,” the source said. “He’s been helping [his son] Mumtaz with some of Mumtaz’s music and he always talks about how talented his son is.”
Earlier this year, Wonder attended 26-year-old son Kwame Morris’ graduation from Morehouse College and recently h in Atlanta. He was also recently filmed goofing around with young son Kailand, 12, and daughter Mandla, 9.
“He knows that being a father is a full-time job and now that he’s a little older, he feels like he’s up to the task and he doesn’t want to let any of them down,” the source said.
Although Wonder and longtime spokesperson Shelley Selover are keeping mum about the relationship with Bracy, who hails from Atlanta, those closely associated with the “Superstitious” singer said fathering children keeps Wonder occupied these days more than music.
The women in his life, including his ex-wives Kai Milla Morris and the late Syreeta Wright, and those with whom he fathered children, Yolanda Simmons and Melody McCulley, have been cordial after parting ways, sources said.
Stacy Brown is co-author of “Blind Faith: The Miraculous Journey of Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder’s Mother.”