Vanessa Simmons sat down with Essence to discuss the news that broke the other day where she announced her pregnancy to the world and confirmed she was having a little girl. Now, everyone was like who is the daddy?, But of course we forgot that she was dating Damon Wayans son Michael… But anyway she discusses cravings, names and how she broke the news to her dad the Reverend Run!
We all know she is a self proclaimed Daddy’s girl, so it must of been a shock to her father who found out she was pregnant without being married, but she says “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.”
She went on to say:
“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.’”
Simmons says her father’s encouragement “meant the world” to her.
Vanessa states that she has been laying low, because of severe morning sickness, she says her cravings are triggered by food blogs. “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.”
Vanessa also states that her and Mike plan to walk down the Isle, just not now. She says “ “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.”
Before they found out they were having a girl, they thought she was having a boy so they were playing around with boy names and now that she’s having a girl she says ”Now I’m stumped thinking of little girl names,” “But I’m excited because little girl clothes are amazing and I’m the girliest girl ever!”
This is going to be one spoiled grand baby! Good for the entire family. It’s ok, Nessa. Don’t let anyone pressure you to do anything you’re not ready to do. Remember the “Brandy” marriage…??