Actor Shemar Moore is preparing to take on a new role: fatherhood! The S.W.A.T star has revealed that his girlfriend Jesiree Dizon is pregnant with the couple’s first child. Shemar also revealed some major significance to the arrival of his little one.

The Criminal Minds alum announced the news on The Jennifer Hudson Show with a clip of the show, set to air January 26th, being shared in anticipation of the episode. “I’m Shemar Moore, 52½ years old,” he began in the clip. “My mother is in heaven, right now it’ll be the three-year anniversary on February 8. And on February 8, I’m going to make one of her dreams come true because, in real life, Shemar Moore is about to be a daddy.” After the audience erupted in applause, Shemar shared, “I’m so excited. I’m sorry she can’t be here. I was worried for a while that it was a ‘that ship has sailed,’ kind of thing but God had my back and things lined up.”

The clip concluded with Shemar expressing his gratitude for this new journey, “It’s going to be the best part of — my life is already pretty grand, but I know whenever God does call my name, once I get this experience, I’ll be able to go to heaven whole.” After the clip was posted, Shemar took to his Instagram page to share even more exciting news: the reveal of his baby’s sex. During the event, a helicopter flew overhead and revealed pink smoke to announce: it’s a girl! Before the reveal, Shemar teased name ideas sharing, “It’s either going to be Legend, little homie, or it’s going to be Frankie, little baby girl, and I’m about to be a father come February 8, 2023.”

While this little one will be the first child for The Young and the Restless star, this baby girl will be Jesiree’s second child. The model shares a daughter named Charli with actor Stephen Bishop and has a son named Kaiden from a previous relationship.

Congratulations to Shemar and Jesiree on the news of their first child together! We wish them lots of love as they prepare to welcome their daughter next month.

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