Tatyana Ali announces engagement and pregnancy

Photo credit: Tatyana Ali via Facebook
Photo credit: Tatyana Ali via Facebook

Ashley Banks is all grown up. Tatyana Ali, most popular for her role on classic ’90s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” recently announced that not only is she engaged, but she’s having a baby.

The actress spoke to “Entertainment Tonight” about the excitement of planning for the wedding and how she met her fiancé, Dr. Vaughn Raspberry.

“Planning our wedding has been so exciting, but when we found out we were expecting, our perspective shifted completely,” the 37-year-old said. “We want our ceremony to really celebrate our newest blessing! Plus, I have the best wedding planner, Michael Russo. He’s making everything so fun and stress free!”

Russo is known for helping create the dream weddings of celebrities such as singer Kevin Jonas, singer Joey Fatone, actress Beverley Mitchell, and Whitney Carson of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Ali also revealed that she met her partner on a dating site.

“Vaughn and I met on eHarmony!” she said. “It was my first time dating online. We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. And then, of course, met.”

Dr. Raspberry is an educated man with a reputable career. He got his B.A. from Howard University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is currently employed at Stanford, where he teaches African American studies.

Ali also posted a picture on her Facebook page of her, Dr. Paspberry, and her baby bump.

“I just got off the plane to discover all of our good news is out!! Thanks so much to everyone wishing us well, it means so much!” she wrote on her page. “I’m so excited for this new chapter. Wife and mommy all at the same time. Luckily, I’ll be sharing the adventure with my best friend. We feel so blessed.”

Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

Kacie Whaley
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