Reality TV star Vanessa Simmons gave birth to her daughter, Ava Marie Jean, the day before Valentine's Day. The new mom has clearly been enjoying motherhood and decided to share a glimpse of her little bundle of joy on Instagram.
"MommyMode #nosleeep #nomakeup," she captioned a photo showing her feeding baby Ava. She then followed it up with another post thanking her fans for all their support. Simmons' boyfriend Mike Wayans also uploaded the same photo with the caption "Love."
This is the first child for both Simmons, who is the daughter of Rev. Run, and Wayans (the son of Damon Wayans). In an interview with Essence magazine in October, the "Daddy's Little Girls" star said the next step for her and her boyfriend of eight years is marriage.
"Of course we talk about [getting married] and it's looking good," she said. "But I don't want to be a pregnant bride. I wanna have a beautiful wedding, hopefully a destination wedding where I can show off my figure in a beautiful long flowing dress."
The couple has managed to maintain a low-profile relationship, which is something Simmons wanted. In a 2009 interview with Honey magazine, she opened up about when she first met the actor and why she wants their romance away from the spotlight.
"We've known each other for like four years. I met him in New York, two weeks before I moved to LA," she said. "It started out as just friends because I was actually on a date. And then I was just like, 'Hey, he gets me'... The weird points when I just want to be by myself, he understands and he wants to be by himself because we know what it's like being in families in the public eye."
"I see other people that put their relationships out there and sometimes it doesn't work out," she continued. "And I'm not saying the industry has anything to do with it, because it could just be the people and the way they are, but the media can interfere. And I don't want it to hurt or help my relationship. I just want it to be what it's going to be."