Former 'RHONY' Star Eboni K. Williams Announces She’s Pregnant With Her First Child

The mommy-to-be said, “I'm not waiting. I'm 40 years old. I'm not waiting to build assets. I'm not waiting to build my career. I'm not waiting to travel. And I'm certainly not waiting to start a family.”

Lawyer, author, news anchor, host, and reality show star Eboni K. Williams can officially add another esteemed title to her resume: mother. The 40-year-old multi-hyphenate just announced she’s expecting her first child, a baby girl, and she’s doing it her way.

Williams told PEOPLE exclusively, "I did one egg retrieval at 34-years-old, not really having a clear intention on if I would use those eggs or when I would use the eggs. And six years later, that one egg retrieval led to one genetically normal embryo which led to one successful embryo transfer and — one pregnancy later — I'll soon have, God willing, one beautifully healthy baby girl. So it really does feel like fate."

The former “Real Housewives Of New York” star shared photos of herself with her growing baby bump with the caption, “Thank you God…Abundantly blessed and so excited to welcome my daughter to this world 🙏🏾💕HE will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4.”

Williams utilized IVF and wanted to share it with anyone who may be considering similar means of bringing life into the world. "Anybody who's gone through IVF or attempted IVF will tell you so many things have to go right for the final result of this journey to be a baby," Williams said. "That's why I've called this 'my remarkable miracle,' because it really does feel like I've been the recipient of some very enormous favor from God above."

Even though Williams is over the moon about her miracle baby, the fantasy of having a child was never one that danced through her mind. "I want to say that with conviction and clarity; I was not the little girl that grew up fantasizing about having kids and what I would name them and all of that. That was not my dream or fantasy. I had no real expectation around it," Williams shared.

She knew she’d like the option, so at 34, she started the egg-freezing process. Williams said she didn’t think she’d use whatever eggs were retrieved. "It was the pandemic and having some real existential conversations within my own self about legacy and life and love and the different ways in which I really wanted to explore family," Williams said of her deciding to use her viable egg.

In the beauty and expansion of exploration, Williams realizes she didn’t have to have a traditional motherhood journey, giving her the freedom to build the life she wanted.

In her career, Williams has made history as the first Black cast member on “RHONY,” she’s written multiple books. Currently, she hosts multiple shows–including one that’s won an NAACP Image Award and another that she’s a syndicated TV judge for–and she’s purchased a property in Manhattan. Williams has it going on! But she wants to build her own legacy so that they can also enjoy the fruits of her labor.

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She said, "I had realized this aspect of the American dream for myself, and I felt like I could really provide for a child in a way that feels stable and safe and secure. It just started getting crystallized for me that I was not only going to be alright just in my own individual state, but also that God was blessing me with a tremendous abundance of love and resources. So I felt compelled to share this forward to the next generation — not just through mentorship, but through creating my own progeny and cementing my own legacy in this very unique way that only motherhood could offer."

Williams has been known to share her heart’s desires freely, even though they’re always met with criticism. In 2023, she went viral for only wanting to date a certain class of man–and that she wouldn’t date a bus driver. So it’s all eyes on Eboni’s baby bump and ring finger. Williams has chosen to go on her motherhood journey as a single woman. She’s grown weary of the wait. "I just refuse to wait one more day, that's where I'm at," Williams reasoned. "Everything I want to do, I'm doing right now. And I'm excited. I feel as ready as I'm ever going to be."

"There will always be that voice that says, 'Maybe I should have waited to meet a man and remarry before I had a baby? Maybe I should not be trying to do this alone.' But f--- that!" Williams continued. "I'm not waiting. I'm 40 years old. I'm not waiting to build assets. I'm not waiting to build my career. I'm not waiting to travel. And I'm certainly not waiting to start a family."

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