'So happy for her': Fans elated as Candiace Dillard reveals she's expecting first baby with husband Chris Bassett

'So happy for her': Fans elated as Candiace Dillard reveals she's expecting first baby with husband Chris Bassett
Candiace Dillard said she is just barely showing so her bump often looks like a 'food baby' (Instagram/@therealcandiace)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Candiace Dillard has shared an exciting news with her fans. The 'Real Housewives of Potomac' alum announced on Monday, April 15, that she and her husband Chris Bassett are expecting their first child.

“I am about 13 weeks … so just about into the second trimester,” the reality TV star, 37, told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s been weird, but also really wonderful, I think, to keep it kind of to ourselves to this point,” she added.


 
 
 
 
 
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Candiace Dillard said her bump looks like 'food baby'

The 37-year-old said she is just barely showing so her bump often looks like a “food baby.” “I’m bloated … all the time!” she told the outlet, adding “It’s so annoying. … I’ve been able to fool people, I think successfully thus far; now people are gonna be talking — I’ll be in the grocery store and they’ll be looking for the bump, so I’m excited about that.”


 
 
 
 
 
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Candiace Dillard said only her close ones know about her pregnancy

The soon-to-be mother, who announced her departure from 'RHOP' last month, had only told her “immediate family” and her “best friend group.” “Outside of that it’s just been, like, kind of quietly just growing a bun,” she said, noting that she hasn’t had “super crazy pregnancy symptoms” or bad morning sickness.


 
 
 
 
 
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Candiace Dillard revealed she froze her eggs

Dillard and Bassett wed in 2018 and started IVF treatments a few years later which was documented on the hit Bravo series.

Even though the duo was unsure if they wanted children, Dillard froze her eggs after her husband told her he didn’t want to have children after he turned 50. “I think we were both kind of content to have them just sit there until my ‘cut-off date,'” she said, noting that the couple’s growing baby came from one of the embryos they froze two years ago.


 
 
 
 
 
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However, once Bassett hit his mid-40s, Dillard said she got “the itch.” “I always wondered, like, how would I know when I was ready? And I always felt like a part of my anxiety was that I wasn’t sure that I would know, and when I knew, it was undeniable,” she said.

She continued, “I kind of woke up and realized that I was never going to be 100 percent ready. I just had to … trust the process and trust my doctors and stop being afraid and just do it. So once we decided together that we were going to do that -— together — it just was kind of all moving by faith from there.”


 
 
 
 
 
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Candiace Dillard underwent implantation in January

Dillard underwent implantation in January and the couple found out they were pregnant two weeks later. “I did two rounds of egg retrieval. To do the shots in your stomach, I had to do the shots in my bum bum every day — which was not always fun — and to finally have it all pay off was amazing,” she said of the lengthy process.

Although the pair had one male embryo and one female embryo, they eventually let the doctors choose the sex and are waiting to find out if they’re having a boy or a girl until right before she gives birth.

“We did all the tests. Obviously, we wanted something healthy … and I was like, listen, let’s just take the highest graded egg and we’ll put it in there, and this is the one surprise of this whole experience, that we don’t know yet,” Bassett explained, as per PageSix

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 20: Candiace Dillard attends the
Dillard underwent implantation in January and the couple found out they were pregnant two weeks later (Getty Images)

Chris Bassett is already a father to three children 

While Bassett is already a father to three children from a previous relationship, he has been trying to remind himself that this is Dillard’s “first time” navigating parenthood.

“I’ve gotta make sure for me that I stay engaged, ’cause I’ve gotta be super supportive for her and she’s gonna need that all the way through,” he told the outlet, adding “So, that’s kind of what I’m looking forward to, just to share it and experience it with Candiace and just see where it goes.” 


 
 
 
 
 
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Internet reacts to Candiace Dillard's pregnancy announcement

Fans also reacted after Dillard shared the joyous occasion on the internet. One fan tweeted, "This is incredible! So happy for her," while another said, "My girl choose peace and happiness. Congrats to the Bassetts." One user opined, "I am actually happy she left the show ...following these great news it only makes great sense why she made the decision to leave. Congrats." 



 



 



 

"Congratulations on your pregnancy! How are you feeling so far?" asked one and another tweeted, "WTF?!?!!!!! Wow she rly left on her own for her and baby’s well being. Bless."



 



 

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