Just weeks after revealing that his girlfriend was pregnant, Shemar Moore is officially a dad!
The SWAT star, 52, and Jesiree Dizon have welcomed their first baby together—a healthy baby girl, a representative for the couple shared with People. “Shemar Moore and his partner, Jesiree Dizon, are happy to announce the birth of their baby girl. The family is very happy and healthy,” they told the publication.
The babe comes a couple of weeks earlier than her expected due date of Feb. 8, which Moore previously revealed on The Jennifer Hudson Show would also mark the third anniversary of his mother’s death.
“I’m Shemar Moore, 52½ years old. My mother is in heaven, right now it’ll be the three-year anniversary on February 8,” he shared on the episode that airs tomorrow, Jan. 26. “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.”
Hudson congratulated the dad-to-be, noting his mother is “smiling down on him from heaven.”
“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,” he continued. “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.”
The new addition to their family marks Moore’s first child, although Dizon, 39, shares a 5-year-old daughter Charlie with actors Stephen Bishopas well as a son, Kaidenfrom a previous relationship.
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