Becoming a parent for the first time is always a special experience that no one ever forgets. And sometimes right when you think that the ‘ship has sailed’ for you to become a parent, life comes out to surprise you…
Now it is actor Shemar Moore’s turn to realize his dream…
Shemar Moore has been a staple on our television screens for years. He has played several iconic roles which include playing Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless, Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, and the lead role of Sergeant II Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson on S.W.A.T.
The actor is set to appear on an upcoming episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show and a trailer for the episode just dropped which relayed shocking news for everyone; at 52 years old, actor Shemar Moore is finally becoming a first-time dad!
The actor tells a smiling Jennifer Hudson, “I’m Shemar Moore, 52 and a half years old. My mother is in heaven, right now it’ll be the three-year anniversary on February 8,” he said. “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.”
His mother Marilyn Joan Wilson-Moore passed away on February 8, 2020, and had been suffering from Multiple Sclerosis for the last few years of her life.
Moore even shocked Hudson with the announcement. The host said, “That is news. And your mama gonna be so proud smiling at you from heaven.”
Moore seemed beside himself with glee at the prospect of finally becoming a father. He said, “I was worried for a while that maybe that ship had sailed kind of thing, and, you know, God had my back and things lined up. …My life is pretty grand but I know once God does call my name, once I get this experience, I’ll be able to go to heaven whole.”
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The trailer does not share any other details beyond him expecting a child. But the actor shared a clip on his Instagram account for the gender reveal party they had for him and his girlfriend Jesiree Dizon.
He captioned the sweet video, “Mama’s smiling from Heaven 🕊️ … Miracles happen … Here comes the BEST part of my life.”
The couple finds out they are having a girl as a helicopter flies overhead letting out pink smoke. Upon finding out the gender, everyone is ecstatic, especially the parents-to-be. Shemar shares that they will name their little girl Frankie.
Moore has wanted to be a father for a while and has not been shy about this hope. He said in a 2017 interview to Watch, “I want to be a family man. I want to be a father, I want to have a partner in crime, a woman to share [my life] with. I want to continue to evolve, I want to continue to take the next step in my life. In my personal life.”
The entire episode with his pregnancy announcement on Jennifer Hudson’s show airs on January 26, 2023.
We are thrilled to learn about Shemar’s upcoming first-time fatherhood. We are sending the couple all our best wishes!
Share this amazing news with other fans of Shemar Moore to remind them it is never too late to become a parent.