Actress and shoe designer Vanessa Simmons took to Instagram on Monday (Sept. 30) to share the news that she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Mike Wayans. Along with the sonogram image she announced that she has “a little princess on the way.”
“Our families are super excited. Our baby is coming into two big families with lots of love and lots of joy,” Simmons said later in an official statement. “This is my family’s first grandchild, so everybody can’t wait for her arrival.”
Simmons, 30, is the oldest child of Run DMC’s Rev Run (Joseph Simmons). Her early 20s were chronicled first on the family’s MTV reality show “Run’s House” and then on its spin-off, “Daddy’s Girls,” which followed Vanessa and her sister Angela as they moved across the country to Los Angeles.
There’s also quite the show business legacy on the baby’s paternal side as well. Daddy Mike is the son of Damon Wayans.
“I was so nervous telling my dad at first being that I’m not married yet but he was very excited and is supportive 100 percent,” Simmons tells US. “His concern is just that I’m happy.”