Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star Tatyana Ali welcomes her second child with husband Dr. Vaughn Rasberry
She announced she was expecting back in April.
And now Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star Tatyana Ali has welcomed her second child with husband Dr. Vaughn Rasberry.
The 40-year-old actress and her PhD love confirmed they welcomed their new addition back in August during a recent catch-up with Essence.
Proud parents: Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star Tatyana Ali just welcomed a son named Alejandro with husband Dr. Vaughn Rasberry. It is the second child for the couple, pictured above with their first born in May
They named their son Alejandro Vaughn Rasberry.
The couple already has an older son named Edward Aszard Rasberry, three.
‘Vaughn and I are gushing with joy over the birth of our newest family member,’ Ali told the publication. ‘Our sleepless nights are deliriously fun.’
But she also touched up a serious subject in her piece for Essence, exploring the realities of black maternal health in the USA.
In the piece she spoke with black midwives and other birth professionals about the crisis of giving birth, something that is significantly and statistically more dangerous for black mothers than for moms of other races.
In her piece Tatyana cited a recent study from Giving Voice To Mothers which found that ‘mistreatment is experienced more frequently by women of color, when birth occurs in hospitals, and among those with social, economic or health challenges.’
Oh baby! Ali announced her pregnancy with a photo of her blossoming baby bump back in April
Tatyana announced her pregnancy back in April when she posted a photo of her blossoming baby bump to her Instagram.
‘I was on a work trip recently and I thought it was about time I captured my baby bump,’ she wrote. ‘We’re so excited! They say every pregnancy is different and they ain’t lying.
‘Phew! I’m exhausted this go round, swirling with emotion and starving, like constantly. Feeling very blessed. #BabyRasberry.’
Resting a hand gently upon her growing torso, the mom-to-be was beaming with delight as she struck a pose in a plunging black dress in front of the mirror.
Tatyana met her husband on the dating site eHarmony, before tying the knot in Beverly Hills in 2016.
Digital love: Tatyana met her husband on the dating site eHarmony, before tying the knot in Beverly Hills in 2016
Bundle of joy: The couple are also parents to two-year-old son Edward
‘It was my first time dating online.’ she told Entertainment Tonight. ‘We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. And then, of course, met.’
Vaughn, an associate English professor at Stanford, popped the question during a hike through Yosemite.
‘He took me on a 45-minute hike in the Redwoods [in Yosemite, California], which he knows I absolutely love.’ she continued. ‘And proposed in the most picturesque clearing. Just the two of us. It was so thoughtful and perfect. We’re best friends.’
From 1990 to 1996 Tatyana played Ashley Banks in the classic sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
More recent credits include roles in Deadly Match and the upcoming drama, The Reason.
Claim to fame: From 1990 to 1996 Tatyana played Ashley Banks in the classic sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air