Today, deciding to become an unwed mother is not uncommon, especially in the entertainment business. Yet if you are a PK, preacher’s kid, this may not go over so well—especially if your father is Reverend Run.
Vanessa Simmons, daughter of hip-hop legend, Rev. Run of Run DMC, opened up to Essence.com about sharing her pregnancy news with her father, cravings and plans for a wedding.
“There’s this whole idea of first comes the marriage then the baby carriage so I was so nervous,” she began. “But my dad was actually really excited because this is the first grandchild for my family. I think somewhere deep inside he was kinda like, ‘When am I going to experience that part of life?'”
Simmons admitted her father didn’t let her off the hook about marriage, but he’s more concerned for her happiness.
“Of course he wants us to get married, but for now he was like, ‘We’re gonna figure this out. Just be happy and have a healthy pregnancy. I’m behind you a hundred percent.'”
It is believed Simmons’ boyfriend is Mike Wayans, son of comedian Damon Wayans.
On pregnancy cravings she added:
“Anything I see I want. Every time my mom calls me she asks, ‘Where’s Mike?’ and I’m like, ‘He’s at 7-11.'”
While there are no concrete plans for a wedding, Simmons revealed she and Wayans have talked plenty about the future.
“Of course we talk about that and it’s looking good,” says Simmons. “But I don’t want to be a pregnant bride. I wanna have a beautiful wedding, hopefully a destination wedding where I can show off my figure in a beautiful long flowing dress.”