Congrats to Supermodel Chanel Ima
n and her husband New York Giants
wide receiver Sterling Shepard
who welcomed their first child together, daughter Cali Clay Shepard
on Friday, August 10.
The brand new mom announced the news on her Instagram account.
Over the weekend, Victoria Secret model Chanel Iman and her husband New York Giants player Sterling Shepard also celebrated the impending arrival of their first child together at an intimate backyard baby shower in Oklahoma thrown by the leggy brunette’s friends.
The shower’s color theme was pink and Iman revealed that she is expecting a girl on her Instagram sharing photos of the blessed event.
“It’s a GIRL.” The expectant mama posted a picture of she and Sterling sitting on a pink couch outside in a lush yard with pink flowers surrounding the expectant parents.
Earlier this month Chanel attended the Fragrance Foundation Awards in N.Y.C. where she spoke to reporters and admitted that “the first term actually was very difficult” and she “was sick,” adding “I’m super anxious to meet my baby,” and after she got through her rough patch of morning sickness, “my pregnancy has been amazing,”
Hubby also opened up to the New York Post about his excitement of becoming a first-time papa. “I’m super excited about it,” he told the paper. “On game days, I see guys…they have their babies down there, and it’s a warm feeling when you see that. I’m looking forward to it…I can’t wait.”
The goregous Iman has also been working on campaigns and posting outtakes from shoots during her pregnancy, looking fabulous as would be expected.
Chanel Iman is celebrating this Mother’s Day as a mama-to-be!
The Victoria’s Secret Angel is expecting her first child with New York Giants‘ Sterling Shepard.
“Our focus has always been on love and family and we look forward to instilling these qualities in our little one,” Chanel and Sterling exclusively told E! News. “We are truly blessed!”
The model shared the news on social media on Sunday just in time for Mother’s Day. “Daddy and Mommy can’t wait to meet you,” she captioned a photo of herself baring her baby bump. “As I approach motherhood I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mommies to be.”
As E! News previously reported, the couple wed on March 3 in front of family and friends in a romantic ceremony following a whirlwind four month engagement.
The bride, who was dressed in head-to-toe white while walking down the aisle, flowers in-hand, appeared to be on cloud-nine while saying her I do’s. So happy, in fact, that there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
Back in December, the 25-year-old wide receiver popped to the question with a stunning rose gold sparkler on Iman’s 27th birthday. She later posted a photo to her Instagram account sharing the news.
“A night full of tears of happiness. I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything!” she wrote at the time. “Can’t wait to be your Mrs.”
After meeting at Victor Cruz‘s birthday party in November 2016, the supermodel began dating the NFL star.
“When I first met him, he was in a suit and looked so sharp,” she revealed to People in August. Shepard added, “I walked up to her and bought her a drink and it was over after that.”
Congrats to the gorgeous couple on their growing family!
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