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 singer Tatyana Ali is the latest celeb to join PEOPLEmagazines list of celebrity baby bloggers.
The star best known for playing Ashley Banks on the hit 90s television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is expecting her first child with her husband Dr. Vaughn Rasperry whom she met on eHarmony and became engaged to in March.
In her first post, Ali talks about becoming a lot more intuitive since becoming pregnant. And she also discovered that forgetfulness also comes with the package but it is a worthwhile trade-off, she writes.
“While I’ve discovered pregnancy brain is a real condition, I’m amazed to witness a deeper connectivity. I’m able to shift my awareness from what’s going on around me to my baby.” the multiple-TV film actress penned. “It happens instinctively. I can be truly engaged in conversation while simultaneously paying deep attention to the bouncing and flipping happening on the inside.”
And it is at this time that the pretty daughter of Trini immigrants has realized how amazing her own mom was.
“My mother had the power to be engaged in the world and still know exactly what we were doing and what we needed,” she wrote. “Many mothers do. It feels like I’m beginning to take that power on. My mother always knows where her children are, no matter what she’s doing. Even now, I can be in a different city, and BOOM! I get a phone call from her when I’m potentially in danger or in emotional pain.”
Ali has starred in recent project Second Sight and Samaria, being released this year. You can download her 2014 single “Hello” on iTunes.
Actress Tatyana Ali has decided to keep the sex of her soon-to-be born baby a surprise. That’s different, isn’t it?
“We have chosen to keep the sex of our child a surprise. The only person who knows is our doctor,” the Harvard graduate told PEOPLE.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air alum said her family and friends are not on board with their plans to wait to find out the gender of her first child with fiance Dr. Vaughn Rasberry who she met online.
“Friends and family have so much to say about our choice,” she adds,” but we wouldn’t have it any other way. It is so much fun to have people guessing and betting when they are around us.”
Not knowing also means not imposing their own dreams or societal standards on their baby, Ali mused.
“If we knew the sex, we might decide things about our baby’s future that we have no right to decide — that our little boy will love athletics like his father, or our little girl should be sent to dance school like I was when I was young,” she said. “We may unwittingly predetermine a course for our child that is ridiculous or just plain wrong.”
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.