Congrats to actress Tatyana Ali and her husband Dr. Vaughn Rasberry who are expecting their second child.
The 40-year old best known for her role as Ashley Banks of the popular 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air announced the news on Instagram
“I was on a work trip recently and I thought it was about time I captured my baby bump. We’re so excited!” Ali captioned the photo of her cradling her bump.
She added: “They say every pregnancy is different and they ain’t lying. Phew! I’m exhausted this go round, swirling with emotion and starving, like constantly. Feeling very blessed. #BabyRasberry,” she added.
Ali and Rasberry are parents to 2½-year-old son Edward Aszard. The couple met on eHarmony about 2 years before marrying.
Congrats to actress Tatyana Ali on the birth of her first child, a son, PEOPLE reported. It’s a surprise notification because she and her husband didn’t elect to know the baby’s gender before it was born.
Ali, best known as the child star of the 1990s TV sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air, welcomed the new arrival today, Friday, Sept. 16.
It’s also the first child for her husband Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, whom she met on a dating website two years ago. She had been blogging her pregnancy with PEOPLE and we checked in on her in this post a few weeks ago.
TV actress and first-time mom-to-be Tatyana Ali and her fiance Dr. Vaughn Rasberry got married on Sunday, July 17th at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
The event was planned by TV personality and celebrity wedding planner Mike Russo. Celebrity stylist Monique Peters outfitted the bride in an exquisite off white Amsale by Amsale Aberra gown with a cathedral length veil and train adorned with floral appliques. The groom donned an Octavius Terry bespoke tuxedo.
The Harvard graduate toldETback in March when she announced the pregnancy and engagement that she wanted the ceremony to be also a welcoming of the couple’s impending arrival, their first child together later this year.
“Planning our wedding has been so exciting, but when we found out we were expecting, our perspective shifted completely,” she told the site. “We want our ceremony to really celebrate our newest blessing!”
The nuptials was also a reunion for her castmates from the popular 90s show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
The guests included Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks); Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey Butler); Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks) and his wife Angela Unkrich. Barbera Avery, widow of James Avery who played Ali’s dad was also there.
The wedding was Caribbean-inspired, Russo told Entertainment Tonight and her two sisters and a friend served as bridesmaids wearing wine-colored knee-length dresses with varying necklines also by Amsale. Each carried a small bouquet of white-and-yellow blooms with blue accents.
Her dad Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad and Tobago, walked her down the aisle at the outdoor ceremony that took place in the gardens of the hotel. Later she and her new groom took photos with a gorgeous backdrop of a sunflower yellow and cornflower floral arrangements.
Actress and first-time mom-to-be Tatyana Ali talked pregnancy and her wedding engagement while promoting her latest TV project during an appearance on Fox KTLA last week.
“I feel like it’s going so fast,” the Fresh Prince of Bel Air alum said about her pregnancy during the broadcast. “I have to take pictures of everything and record everything.”
When she announced the pregnancy, the singer also shared news that she is engaged to Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, a professor she met in an online dating site and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. The wedding is planned for this Summer and baby is due this Fall.
About planning the wedding in a short amount of time, she said, “It’s going along well…same chaos that everyone else experiences. I thought, ‘Oh we don’t need a year. It’ll be fine.’ There are so many things to do.”
You can catch Ali during the airing of TVOne movieSecond Sightshe a where she portrays an unknowing clairvoyant school teacher who gets haunting premonitions that one of her students will be abducted.
“She feels like she’s losing her mind. Everyone around her thinks she’s crazy,” Ali said. “I love the story because it’s really about a woman learning to trust herself, and her instincts, and to fight for what she knows is really going on.”
Second Sight aired of TVOne yesterday Saturday night at 8ET/5PST but will repeat. Check your local listings for when it comes on again.
Listen to the end and you’ll hear one of the broadcasters refer to her as “Ashley Banks” , the character she is best known for portraying on that 90s show with Will Smith.