Zion Williamson is going to be a father, he and his partner announced in a YouTube vlog. (AhhRoseGarden YouTube channel)

Zion Williamson is going to be a father.

Williamson and his partner, a woman named Ahkeema, announced the news in a video blog they posted Tuesday.

The New Orleans Pelicans star forward and Ahkeema will have a girl. 

"My baby, you’re going to see this at some point," Williamson said. "I don’t know what the future holds. But mommy and daddy love you. If you don’t know nothing else in this world, know that mommy and daddy love you."

The gender reveal party took place Saturday, according to the video blog. It was a backyard celebration with family and friends.

Williamson, 22, is a two-time NBA All-Star. Last summer, he signed a five-year contract with the Pelicans worth $193 million.

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