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Quad Webb is opening up about the new baby girl in her life.
After welcoming Ariana, or Ari for short, to her family on April 8, Quad set the record straight on the role she plays in the little one's life. "I am filling in the gaps, as there have been several rumors. I want to clarify that baby Ari is not my adopted daughter," Quad confirmed in a statement to The Daily Dish. "My mom and I are in a supportive role for Ari, and while everyone is elated about the new addition to our family, she has a mother."
Quad added that she and her mother are part of "the village" to help raise Ari. "We are the village here to support baby Ari," Quad said in the statement. "We appreciate your prayers and ask for privacy at this time."
The Married to Medicine cookbook author first announced her family's happy news during during an Instagram Live chat with DELUX Magazine in May. "We have a new baby that's on the way, and so we're very happy about her. She's in the hospital right now, and she is eight pounds, so we're very excited about her," Quad shared. "And my mom and I have custody of her. And so, I am working really, really hard to prepare a home for her."
Quad also gushed that Ari is a "super beautiful baby girl." "I just want to be able to give her the best life possible, and I am responsible for that, and she's gonna get that," she shared.
Quad later told The Daily Dish that she couldn't wait to meet Ari in Memphis. “It is exciting news, and there are so many moving pieces. My mom and I are extremely happy to welcome baby Ari to her new village," Quad said in a statement in May, adding that she and her mom had "been working to get [Ari] home to begin what will surely be a joyous, successful and opportunity filled life." "There’s so much happening so fast! I’ve been in the process of looking for a new home, and now it has a completely different meaning. I’m eager and anxious, as my family means so much to me. We thank you in advance for all of your prayers and well wishes."
Quad shared a little glimpse of Ari for the first time in a precious photo on Instagram on June 23. "Life is precious, it should be protected and valued #blacklivesmatter," Quad wrote in the caption.
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