Shemar Moore, star of Criminal Minds, said on Monday that he and his longtime girlfriend, Jesiree Dizon, are expecting their first child together.
Using a video, Moore, 52, disclosed that their unborn child is a girl and that she would be named Frankie.
Dizon, 39, confessed she was hoping for a girl but described herself as “excited” but “anxious” about the impending birth. She already has a son from a previous relationship and a daughter that she shares with her ex, Stephen Bishop.
When he hoped it had occurred while she was still alive, the actor also paid tribute to his late mother, assuring her that she is still “a part of all of this.”
“My mother is in heaven right now. It’ll be the three-year anniversary on Feb. 8 and on Feb. 8, I’m gonna make one of her dreams come true because in real life, Shemar Moore is about to be a daddy,” gushed the S.W.A.T. star, 52.
Dizon is an actress and model who has had appearances on Days of Our Lives, Hawaii Five-0, and True Blood. Although she and Moore have kept their romance private, they did this past Monday (Jan. 9) share the gender of their unborn child on Instagram.
Dizon teased in the reveal video, “I would love a boy because my boy is easy. I could have 10 of him, but kinda want a girl because then we can have one more. ‘Cause if I have a boy, then we’re one and done and that’s not okay with me […] I’m just so excited for this portion of our life together.”
Dizon and Moore’s big gender reveal party, which featured lots of balloons and teddy bears, was overflowing with pink spray from a helicopter that announced they were expecting a girl on February 8, 2023.