Speaking of empowering women, Simmons is clear that her first priority is to her 3-year-old daughter, Ava, whom she is raising with partner, Mike Wayans.
“There’s this whole idea of first comes the marriage then the baby carriage so I was so nervous,” the mom-to-be tells Simmons adds, “Of course he wants us to get married, but for now he was like, ‘We’re gonna figure this out. I’m behind you a hundred percent.” While Simmons and Wayans aren’t planning to tie the knot before the baby arrives, the couple are looking forward to making it official in the future.
“Of course we talk about that and it’s looking good,” she shares. I wanna have a beautiful wedding, hopefully a destination wedding where I can show off my figure in a beautiful long flowing dress.” For now, Wayans is kept busy running to the store to satisfy Simmons’ cravings. So is the Jamba Juice Mango-a-go-go smoothie.” While the parents-to-be had come up with a long list of baby boy names — they believed Simmons was pregnant with a son — it’s back to the drawing board because they are expecting a baby girl!
We totally were expecting it to be [a] boy all along but got very surprised when we found out it was indeed a girl.
I immediately went out and brought a cute [little] outfit for her right after the appointment.
I was so nervous telling my dad at first being that I’m not married YET but he was very excited and is supportive 100 percent. Both families are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new baby girl.
She’s coming into two huge families waiting to give her lots of love.
It was a family affair on Saturday at the Sugar Factory in L.
A., as Vanessa Simmons and boyfriend Mike Wayans welcomed their respective broods and close friends to their intimate baby shower designed by Cairo’s Custom Events. Run, step-mom Justine and sister Angela, as well as Mike’s dad and brother — Damon and Damon Jr.
“I was so overwhelmed with excitement that I actually started having contractions at the end of the shower. My little girl has quite a sense of humor already.” To see more photos from Simmons and Wayans’s beautiful baby shower, go to
Vanessa Simmons is proof that the oldest sibling is often the overachiever.
“Every time my mom calls me, she asks, ‘Where’s Mike? “Now I’m stumped thinking of little girl names,” Simmons says.