Tanisha Thomas, former star of the Oxygen channel show The Bad Girls Cluband host of subsequent permeations of the hit show about out of control young women living in a house, gave birth to her first child, son Prince Aiden.
Thomas took to Instagram to share the news.
“I am a woman of Many hats, however, this blessing right here is my greatest accomplishment,” she captioned a photo of herself cradling her baby in bed. “#PrinceAiden arrived at 11:58 PM On 3/7/18. Forever grateful to the amazing staff at NYU I really couldn’t do it without you. And Thank you for all of your beautiful words and love.”
nother popular alum of the show Natalie Nunn and her husband welcomed their first child last year as well. It seems just like the Jersey Shore girls, all the bad girls settle down, marry and become moms and family women.
Like a lot of women who suffer a miscarriage loss, Thomas waited until half way through the pregnancy to announce the news.
“I’m sorry I didn’t mean to,” Thomas explained. “After going through such a painful miscarriage during last years holiday season that literally almost tore us apart, Bae and I didn’t want to take any chances this time around and waited as long as we could to share the good news.”
Reality TV star and business owner Toya Wright wore one that included a tiny version of her soon-to-be-born child. The photo was part of a mom-daughter maternity shoot that Toya shared on her Instagram on October 30.
Reginae Carter, whose dad is Lil Wayne and who stars in WE TV‘s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta wore matching skeleton jumpsuit as well.
Congratulations are in order to former “Bad Girl”, Tanisha Thomas of Oxygen channel’s The Bad Girls Club, who is expecting her first child with her partner.
In the caption to the Instagram post where she shared a gorgeous maternity shot, she mentions that the pregnancy didn’t occur without a lot of “patience and faith”, indicating perhaps that there were challenges on the road to baby.
She is the second reformed Bad Girl who has totally changed her life around, settled and calmed down and is more grounded. Bad Girl Natalie Nunn and her husband welcomed their first child earlier this year.
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I had not been keeping up with the show and last saw Thomas, who starred in Season two, while hosting a reunion special for the show’s 10 season or something like that and I did not realize that she had dropped a tremendous about of pounds.
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When I saw a post in Hello Beautifulsharing the news of her impending arrival, I had to do a double take. Thomas has since divorced her husband Clive Muir who starred in seven one-hour episodes with her in her high rated series Tanisha Gets Marriedand WE TV‘s Marriage Bootcamp in 2014.
Since appearing on Bad Girls Club, Thomas has hosted Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Toofor three seasons.
Thomas also appeared on Lifetime’s makeover show, Girlfriend Intervention, using her own transformed life to help other women who had fallen on hard times. She also hosted an online Oxygen network show called Crazy Talkand worked on the clothing line, “Plush-Sized Diva’s Closet”.
The TV host’s new boo was featured in an Instgram share of her couple’s maternity session.
Reality Tv star, biz woman and author Toya Wright is a serious contender for most creative pregnancy announcement!
The boutique owner elicited the help of an actress to play a family therapist and her daughter, Reginae Carter (who she had with ex-husband rapper Lil Wayne and who stars in WE TV‘s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta) to reveal the news that she is expecting her second child.
In the video skit posted on her Instagram, Carter reluctantly goes to open the door to the family home to welcome the therapist.
In the next scene, with mom and daughter sitting side-by-side, “Dr. Stevenson” asks the 18-year old, “So Reginae,” the doctor begins. “What seems to be the problem? Trouble in school? Communication? Teen pregnancy?”
Reginae shakes her head and says “That’s not me. That’s her,” then points to her mom who rubs her belly as the camera pans down to reveal a very large baby bump!
The New Orleans native who starred in BET’sToya: A Family Affair and Tiny and Toya, uses the pregnancy announcement post to also promote her lastest book, “You Just Don’t Get It”.
Today, news accounts of singer/reality TV star Toni Braxton‘s soon-to-be-released memoir “Unbreak My Heart” is creating debate of a quote over whether God was punishing her for a past abortion by giving her youngest son, Diezel autism.
As the New York Daily Newsreports, inside the book, she explains how 10 years ago she got pregnant while taking the intense acne medication Accutane which has the side effect of causing birth defects in children born to women taking the drug. Braxton, who currently stars with her sisters in the WETV show Braxton Family Values, said she aborted the baby but later added she would’ve ended the pregnancy anyway out of convenience. She was dating at the time her then-boyfriend Keri Lewis who she later married and bore two sons for Diezel Ky and Denim Cole.
“I was suddenly faced with a choice I’d never thought I’d have to make,” she wrote. “Amid my major misgivings about abortion, I eventually made the gut-wrenching decision… In my heart, I believed I had taken a life — an action that I thought God might one day punish me for. … My initial rage was quickly followed by another strong emotion: guilt. I knew I’d taken a life… I believed God’s payback was to give my son autism.”
Some are calling her all sorts of names for what appears to be a horrible thing to say for several reasons, among them (for people of Faith) (1) that it infers that God is not forgiving and is a punishing entity; and (2) that a child with autism is a curse to their parents.
With no judgment on Braxton, it is fair to assume that there are people out there who have thought that struggles to conceive a child or other birth related trauma or problems may have been a punishment from a higher being. As Braxton stated, it is an “odd” admission but she was being open and candid about her beliefs and feelings at that time based on the strict Christian upbringing and her personal faith systems, however flawed it may have been or is perceived as being.
She is being lambasted for saying openly in her book something that many women yesterday, today and tomorrow may say or wonder to themselves, perhaps privately. Let’s not kid ourselves.
Second, she did say later on in the interview and book that she eventually got educated about autism and changed her way of thinking.
People evolve in thought and behavior and reading her words out of context without taking into account that they are part of a growth in understanding is unfair to Braxton.
The only other thing that may be a little bit more off-putting is the fact that she appears to be an anti-vaxxer in that she mentions that her son only began to show signs of having autism after getting a vaccination. Meanwhile, there is a deadly form of measles rampant worldwide from anti-vaxxer offsprings going around contaminating the population.
To help more understand, check out Masters in Special Education’s latest infographic that breaks down simply the history of autism from past to today. Pass it along.