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Vanessa Simmons Says She Was Nervous To Tell Dad, Rev Run, About Pregnancy



Following the big announcement Vanessa Simmons is expecting her first child with Mike Wayans (son to famous dad Damon Wayans), many wondered what her famous dad and Hip Hop legend, Rev Run, would have to say about her being an unwed mom-to-be.

In her first exclusive interview with Essence mag Simmons says,”There’s this whole idea of first comes the marriage then the baby carriage so I was so nervous,” she tells ESSENCE.com. “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.'”

On whether the couple will eventually get married she reveals, “Of course we talk about that and it’s looking good,” says Simmons. “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.”

On her cravings she adds, “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-Eleven,'” she says. “The cherry-flavored Slurpee is my weakness. So is the Jamba Juice Mango-a-go-go smoothie.”

As for baby names Simmons also shares that she and Mike are still undecided. In fact, the initially thought they were having a baby boy. She says, “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!”


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  • Gumbumper

    I was wondering how he felt about her getting pregnant, and not married.