Vanessa Simmons might have just had a baby a couple months ago, but she hasn't let that stop her career. In fact, during a recent interview with MadameNoire.com, the 30-year-old entrepreneur revealed that she had just discovered she was pregnant right before production started on her new web series, Mixed. That, nor the morning sickness that followed throughout filming, didn't stop Simmons one bit.
"I found out I was pregnant the night before the first day of production. I thought it was the flu and didn't know what was up with me. And da di da da, I'm pregnant [laughs]! I had to go through the whole production while I had morning sickness. I would take ginger tea to settle my stomach and wanted special food on the site; it was a challenge, but a challenge in a good way, for myself," she said.
Simmons, who's beginning to expand her acting skills, also discussed the challenges of being a working mother and what she's learned about herself since giving birth to daughter, Ava Marie.
"Being a working mom has inspired me a lot more than before when I was just working because I was just supporting myself. After I gave birth, I felt like I was Super Woman. I said to myself if I could get through pregnancy and labor, I can get through anything. It really boosted my confidence. I want my daughter to ultimately grow up and be proud of her mother. I want my daughter to know, if she puts in the work, has faith and pursues her dreams, she can make anything happen."
As for marriage with boyfriend Mike Wayans, Simmons said that she'd love to get married someday, but is in no rush to walk down the aisle.
"Marriage is something I want to do, eventually. Everything in its due time. I understand people had a lot of things to say about me becoming pregnant before I got married. It was not my plan, but it did happen and I don't regret anything. I want things to take its natural course and happen as it should. You should allow things to evolve, beautifully."
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