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Eboni K. Williams is pregnant! The former “Real Housewives of New York City” star and current host of “Equal Justice with Judge Eboni K. Williams” is expecting her first child—a baby girl due on August 16.

This joyous news comes two years after Eboni shared her decision to use her frozen eggs to pursue motherhood via sperm donation and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Reflecting on her journey, she says, “Anybody who’s gone through IVF or attempted IVF will tell you so many things have to go right for the final result of this journey to be a baby. That’s why I’ve called this ‘my remarkable miracle,’ because it really does feel like I’ve been the recipient of some very enormous favor from God above.”

Eboni K. Williams has affectionately nicknamed her daughter “one-of-one,” a moniker that highlights how special her baby is to her and signifies the unique journey she has taken to become a mother.

“I did one egg retrieval at 34 years old, not really having a clear intention on if I would use those eggs or when I would use the eggs. And six years later, that one egg retrieval led to one genetically normal embryo which led to one successful embryo transfer and—one pregnancy later—I’ll soon have, God willing, one beautifully healthy baby girl. So it really does feel like fate.”

Motherhood wasn’t always in Eboni’s plans.

She admits, “I want to say that with conviction and clarity; I was not the little girl that grew up fantasizing about having kids and what I would name them and all of that. That was not my dream or fantasy. I had no real expectation around it.”

Even when she froze her eggs, Eboni K. Williams didn’t have a definitive plan.

“I was really thinking I would never use them, whether I got married again or didn’t,” she shares. “It was the pandemic and having some real existential conversations within my own self about legacy and life and love and the different ways in which I really wanted to explore family.”

During this period of self-reflection, Eboni realized she didn’t have to confine herself to traditional notions of motherhood.

“I really freed myself of the rigidness of what legacy, love, and family could look like,” she says. “Those are the three pillars I reassessed, and it helped shake me from this idea of, ‘I have to have it this way on this timeline everyone else is following.'”

Williams’ timeline has indeed been unique.

Since debuting on RHONY in 2021 as the show’s first Black Housewife, the lawyer and former public defender has published her second book, “Bet on Black: The Good News about Being Black in America Today,” and returned to her broadcast journalism roots with “The Grio News with Eboni K. Williams” and the news podcast “Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams,” which earned an NAACP Image Award in March.

She also presides over the first-run syndicated daytime court show “Equal Justice with Judge Eboni K. Williams,” which premiered in September 2023.

Her professional success, coupled with purchasing property in Manhattan during the pandemic, gave Eboni the confidence that the time was right to start her motherhood journey.

“I had realized this aspect of the American dream for myself, and I felt like I could really provide for a child in a way that feels stable and safe and secure,” she shares. “It just started getting crystallized for me that I was not only going to be all right just in my own individual state but also that God was blessing me with a tremendous abundance of love and resources. So I felt compelled to share this forward to the next generation—not just through mentorship, but through creating my own progeny and cementing my own legacy in this very unique way that only motherhood could offer.”

Eboni has also learned to dismiss the societal pressures and “shoulds” in life.

“There will always be that voice that says, ‘Maybe I should have waited to meet a man and remarry before I had a baby? Maybe I should not be trying to do this alone.’ But f— that!” she declares. “I’m not waiting. I’m 40 years old. I’m not waiting to build assets. I’m not waiting to build my career. I’m not waiting to travel. And I’m certainly not waiting to start a family.”

“I just refuse to wait one more day, that’s where I’m at,” Williams continues. “Everything I want to do, I’m doing right now. And I’m excited. I feel as ready as I’m ever going to be.”

Eboni K. Williams is set to welcome her baby girl this August, marking the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in her life.


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Source: People

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