Valentine's Day was especially sweet for Vanessa Simmons and Mike Wayans. The couple welcomed their first child, baby girl Ava Marie Jean Wayans, on the romantic holiday. Vanessa’s uncle, Danny Simmons, announced the news on Twitter, saying, “My brand spanking new Grand niece is named Ava Marie Jean Waynans [Wayans]…you go mommy Vanessa.”
Simmons, 30, shared the news of her pregnancy back in October by posting a picture of her sonogram on her Instagram page. At the time, she said, “Our families are super excited… Our baby is coming into two big families with lots of love and lots of joy. This is my family’s first grandchild, so everybody can’t wait for her arrival.”
The fashion designer and reality star recently opened up about her marriage plans with boyfriend Wayans (son of Damon Wayans), telling Essence.com, “Of course we talk about that [marriage] and it’s looking good. But I don’t want to be a pregnant bride. I wanna have a beautiful wedding, hopefully a destination wedding where I can show off my figure in a beautiful long flowing dress.”
Congratulations to the happy family!
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