AceShowbiz - Porsha Williams is officially a mom! "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star gave birth to her and fiance Dennis McKinley's first child, a baby girl named Pilar Jhena McKinley, on Friday, March 22.
According to PEOPLE, the baby was born at 1:36 P.M. via C-section. The couple's daughter weighs 6 lbs., 15 oz. and measures 20 inches long. The site also shares a sweet photo of Dennis holding his daughter's small hand.
"What a time to be alive!" Porsha and Dennis revealed in a joint statement to the magazine. "Porsha and I are so happy and blessed to announce the arrival of our daughter, Baby PJ. We couldn't have imagined a more magical moment! Can't thank everyone enough for joining us on this journey-it's been a fantastic journey."
Prior to this, Dennis shared on his Instagram account a picture of him and the 37-year-old "Dish Nation" host sitting on a hospital bed. "It's going down!" he captioned the snap.
Additionally, Porsha's sister Lauren Williams took to Instagram to post a photo of her and Porsha, who lied on the hospital bed. "Waiting for my baby to have a baby. I didn't get to give my speech at the baby shower so I'll give it here," she wrote in the caption.
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Waiting for my baby to have a baby. I didn’t get to give my speech at the baby shower so I’ll give it here. When daddy died, I was 10 and she was 16. We were at the hospital in North Carolina (Duke) and the doctors had notified everyone that he probably wouldn’t make it through the night so the family gathered at the hospital to say their goodbyes. I knew why everyone was there but for some reason I still hadn’t accepted it. That night I slept in Porsha’s lap in a private waiting room. The next morning we woke up and flew home. The morning of the funeral I sat on the front row directly in front of the casket. Probably not the best idea for a 10 year old in hindsight because they left the casket open for the majority of the service. So I laid on my Aunt Jettie’s lap and went to sleep. I slept until the end of the funeral when my mom was responsible for kissing cheeks and shaking hands with guests. Porsha immediately got grabbed me and walked me out of the funeral. She knew it was all too much for me. Her motherly instincts have always been there. She’s my child and my mother 🤣 if you know us, you know what I mean. So I’m ecstatic to welcome my niece, granddaughter, second daughter, and sister PJ to the world today. Pray for us🙏🏽
Lauren also shared a screenshot of a text message exchange with Dennis. He wrote, "She's here," with her responding, "Omggg," and "Lemme see!!!!!!!"
Following the news of the baby's arrival, new dad Andy Cohen took to Twitter to congratulate the happy couple. "Congratulations @Porsha4real on your baby! I hope to make a Love Connection for a Ben!" the host and executive producer of "RHOA" wrote, referring to his first child, son Benjamin Allen Cohen, whom he welcomed in February via surrogate.
Congratulations @Porsha4real on your baby! I hope to make a Love Connection for a Ben!— Andy Cohen (@Andy) March 22, 2019
Porsha and Dennis announced their pregnancy in September last year. Two weeks later, she revealed that she and Dennis are engaged, and showcased a more than $750,000 diamond engagement ring. As for their wedding date, it was reported that they would postpone it until at least January 2020 so that the new mom would have enough time to lose her baby weight for the big day. Rumor had it, the pair wanted their wedding to air in the finale of the next season of "RHOA".