Vanessa Simmons is moving right long in her pregnancy. It’s already been about a month since she and boyfriend Mike Wayans announced they were expecting a baby girl.
The Simmons family spent the weekend in Las Vegas celebrating Rev. Run’s birthday. Before arriving at dinner, Angela and Vanessa Simmons posed for a photo with Angela. Angela tweeted about her new niece saying, ‘#Repost @nesssimmons sisters and the princess on the way #BabyBumpFollow.’
Last month, Vanessa spoke to ESSENCE about how her father reacted to news of her having a baby out of wedlock.
“There’s this whole idea of first comes the marriage then the baby carriage so I was so nervous. But my dad was actually really excited because this is the first grandchild for my family.
I think somewhere deep inside he was kinda like, ‘When am I going to experience that part of life?’ Of course he wants us to get married, but for now he was like, ‘We’re gonna figure this out. Just be happy and have a healthy pregnancy. I’m behind you a hundred percent.'”
She went on to offer a little more insight into her pregnancy experiences thus far:
On her unique pregnancy cravings:
“Anything I see I want,” she says before confessing her current Slurpee addiction. “Every time my mom calls me she asks, ‘Where’s Mike?’ and I’m like, ‘He’s at 7-11,'” she says. “The cherry-flavored Slurpee is my weakness. So is the Jamba Juice Mango-a-go-go smoothie.”
On choosing the right baby name:
They thought they were having a boy so they collected names until a sonogram revealed it was a little girl. “Now I’m stumped thinking of little girl names,” says the happy mom-to-be. “But I’m excited because little girl clothes are amazing and I’m the girliest girl ever!”
You can read the rest of Vanessa’s ESSENCE article here.