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Shahs of Sunset Alum Jessica Parido Welcomed Her First Child Months Ago
Jessica Parido gave birth to a baby boy on February 23, 2019.
Jessica shared the happy news on Instagram on Tuesday, April 16. "On February 23, 2019 My little miracle Boy was born," Jessica wrote in the post, which featured a photo of her beautiful baby bump.
This baby boy is especially miraculous, according to Jessica, because she had been told in the past that the treatments she underwent in her battle with leukemia 15 years ago would make her unable to have children. Jessica also recently commemorated the 15th anniversary of her bone marrow transplant to treat her leukemia on Instagram. "Since I was 15 years old I was told that the high doses of chemotherapy I got to fight my leukemia would cause me to be sterile. It was something I struggled with accepting for years," she shared. "After 15 years and countless specialists I accepted the fact I would never have children of my own. God had other plans for me."
You can see Jessica's immense gratitude for her pregnancy in a video in her post, which shows her bursting into tears after seeing her son's heartbeat while having an ultrasound. "The level of shock and disbelief I had when I found out I was pregnant naturally was unimaginable. I had spent half of my life believing I would never feel these feelings," she said in the post. "To say this came without struggle would be a lie."
It's unclear who the father of Jessica's baby is and whether or not she is currently in a relationship. "The traditional family I’ve dreamed of my entire life is not something I have," Jessica remarked in her baby announcement on Instagram. "The vision of love, marriage then baby I had wanted is gone."
Jessica ended her note by explaining why she decided to keep her pregnancy and the birth of her son private until now. "I decided to keep my pregnancy off of social media and enjoy the time without the opinions and comments of others," she said. "I contemplated never posting about it and carrying on but I'M A MOM, I have a son, a beautiful little miracle who I’ll cherish the rest of my life and to not share this would be not sharing me."
Jessica's son is just the latest little one in the Shahs of Sunset crew. Asa Soltan Rahmati welcomed her first child, son Soltan Jackson, in 2017. Lilly Galichi gave birth to daughter Alara Mir in 2018. Mercedes "MJ"J Javid is set to welcome her first child, a son, this spring.
Relive MJ's emotional pregnancy announcement from the Shahs of Sunset Season 7 reunion, below.