Tatyana Ali has two big reasons to celebrate after announcing that she is engaged and expecting her first child with her partner Dr. Vaughn Rasberry. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star plans to marry her fiancé in late summer, and has revealed she plans to incorporate her "newest blessing" in their big day.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Tatyana said: "Planning our wedding has been so exciting, but when we found out we were expecting, our perspective shifted completely. 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!"
Tatyana Ali has revealed she is expecting her first child with Dr. Vaughn Rasberry
Tatyana, who is best known for playing Ashley Banks in the nineties sitcom, also described Vaughn's proposal as "perfect".
"He took me on a 45-minute hike in the Redwoods [in Yosemite, California], which he knows I absolutely love," Ali said. "And proposed in the most picturesque clearing. Just the two of us. It was so thoughtful and perfect. We're best friends."
The 37-year-old has been dating Vaughn for 18 months after meeting on an online dating site. "It was my first time dating online," Tatyana admitted. "We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. And then, of course, met."
Tatyana is best known for her role as Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Tatyana was inundated with congratulatory messages after announcing her good news on Thursday, and took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.
"Thanks so much everyone for all the well wishes!!! Looks like this is going to be a really full year," she tweeted.
The mum-to-be's wedding planner Michael Russo also sent his best wishes to the couple, writing on Instagram: "Sending an epic congratulations to my new bride and mommy to be @tatyanaali."