Quad Webb shocked fans on May 22 when she announced in an Instagram Live interview with DELUX Magazine that a baby girl named Ariana was joining her family. People assumed that Quad was in the process of adopting her bundle of joy, but now the 39-year-old “Married to Medicine” reality star is letting fans know that is not the case.
Quad clarified her parenting role in a June 30 statement with Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “I am filling in the gaps, as there have been several rumors. I want to clarify that baby Ari is not my adopted daughter,” she said in the statement. “My mom and I are in a supportive role for Ari, and while everyone is elated about the new addition to our family, she has a mother.”
The “Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love and Eat” author implied that she and her mother are part of “the village” to help raise the newborn. “We are the village here to support baby Ari. We appreciate your prayers and ask for privacy at this time,” she concluded.
Ariana, who was born on April 8 and weighed eight pounds, goes by the nickname Ari. When Quad was opening up about Ariana’s arrival with DELUX Magazine, the Tennessee native explained that she was searching for a new home following her divorce from Dr. Gregory Lunceford in 2019. “I am working really really hard to prepare a home for her [Ariana],” she said.
Quad was married to Gregory, a psychiatrist, for six years before filing for divorce in 2018. He’d admitted during the season-five reunion of “M2M” that he and a friend had gone into a hotel room with two women, but claims nothing happened. The couple’s divorce became finalized in October of last year, but the divorce process was difficult. Quad implied in an interview on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” that Gregory did not want to sign the divorce papers.