Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee aren’t the only ones who are overjoyed about adding an addition to their family.
The 38-year-old mom revealed that her 6-year-old daughter, Everly, was also elated to learn she was getting a sibling. Jenna shares Everly with ex-husband Channing Tatum.
Jenna talked about the moment she revealed the big news to Everly during a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “She is so thrilled,” Jenna gushed about Everly’s reaction. She went on to explain that her daughter has been asking for a little brother or sister for a long time, so she knew she would be pumped.
Jenna shared the news of her pregnancy publicly in September. The little one, due to arrive in spring 2020, will be the first child for Steve, who is very excited to take on the fatherhood experience. This little blended family is so excited to meet their newest member, and that excitement is contagious, for sure.
Jenna Dewan is so excited to be expanding her family. The 38-year-old dancer announced in September that she and boyfriend Steve Kazee were expecting their first child together. It will be the second child for Jenna.
Jenna shares her 6-year-old daughter Everly with ex-husband Channing Tatum. In a recent interview on Ellen, Jenna revealed that Everly is very, very excited to become a big sister. She shared the story of telling Everly about the pregnancy.
“She is so thrilled,” Jenna revealed. “We told her the news and I knew she’d be happy because she’s been asking for this, but as soon as she found out, she started crying, like, ‘This is the best day of my life.’”
Everly is so excited that she keeps doing one thing that Jenna would rather she didn’t. “It’s something I have to work on with her,” Jenna admitted. “Everywhere we go, she’s like, ‘There’s a baby in this belly … Don’t you want to touch it?’ She’s so proud.”
Jenna elaborated on Everly’s excitement while talking to People. “It was excitement all around. Everywhere excitement,” she said of telling everyone the big news. “[Everly] said she’s waited her whole life for a sibling. ‘I’ve waited my whole life for this, Mom.’ It is so cute.”
“She is going around lifting up my shirt to literally anyone, and goes, ‘I’m going to be a big sister! Did you know there’s a baby in my mommy’s belly? Do you want to touch it?’” she continued. “She will just lift up my shirt. She kisses [my belly].”
Jenna shares in Everly’s enthusiasm. “I always said that I would love to expand my family. I was so excited by the option to do that and excited by that. And so the second I knew, I was thrilled with it,” she shared.
Jenna also shared that her relationship with Steve also adds to that excitement. “It’s this electric connection that just works,” she said. “It’s been one of the biggest blessings in my life that I never saw coming.”
“The timing felt right. Expanding our family was something that was important to both of us and it just flowed,” the former World of Dance host added. While she’s enjoying the flow, there is one thing she’s trying to control.
“I am a very healthy eater, so that’s a new thing,” Jenna explained. “I’m like, ‘Why am I wanting those chips? Why do I want that, of all things?’ So I’m constantly curbing cravings, but allow[ing] myself here and there to have what I want. If I had my way, I’d be eating nothing but junk food.”
As for Steve, he talked to Us Weekly regarding how he feels about getting ready to become a father for the first time. “I’m nervous as can be, but I’m trying to just be calm about it and know that we’ve been doing this for billions of years, millions of years at least, so we’re going to be OK,” he said.
“There’s no way to even describe how excited you are at this moment, but we’re beyond,” he continued. “We’re very happy. It’s an incredible experience. I’m, like, every day just in awe of the fact that there’s a life growing inside of this human being that I love so much.”
With the timing of Jenna’s announcement, it looks like the newest member of her family will arrive in spring 2020. Congratulations to Jenna, Steve, and Everly on this exciting new addition to their beautiful family!