Shahs Of Sunset cast member Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid is pregnant with her first child.
MJ, 45, states that she and husband Tommy Feight are expecting a baby boy.
After losing her father Shams Javid earlier this year, MJ says she is “really happy to open a new chapter” following such a devastating period of time. “I’m hoping that my baby will remind me of my father and, of course, have a piece of Tommy and me. It’s the cycle of life,” she says.
Javid calls the pregnancy a “huge blessing,” especially after she went through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Additionally, MJ had multiple surgeries to remove uterine polyps in preparation for an embryo transfer.
MJ on Tommy & IVF:
“He’s been with me and present for every step of the way. When you get IVF done, there is a 10-day waiting period where you come back to get a blood and urine test and we did that together as well… I really love to see how happy Tommy is and how excited and nervous. You know, he gets to be a father!”
MJ and Tommy, who proposed in 2016, were married in April, including the cast of Shahs of Sunset this past April in Los Angeles. MJ revealed the news of her pregnancy during the Shahs of Sunset reunion taping, which took place last week.
“Everyone on the cast was really supportive,” MJ says of her co-stars’ reaction.
On Wanting To Be A Mother:
“I want to get healthy not just for the wedding, but also to be able to—God willing—try to get pregnant and chase some babies around a park.”
On A Positive Pregnancy:
“Tommy and I are both focused on eating really clean super foods that are going to nurture the baby. I’m very lucky I don’t have morning sickness, food cravings or fatigue. The best advice I’ve gotten is to really enjoy the process and be happy. So if you’re happy, the baby’s happy. Just give it positive energy. Laugh a lot, and just start to nurture it from the outside.”
On Her Parenting Skills:
“I definitely won’t become one of those moms that doesn’t believe in babysitters. I think legacy really becomes important when you become a mom. You want to set a great example for them. I think it’s inevitable that you’ll become a better person. You’ll aspire to become better because you’ve got this beautiful life in front of you going, ‘What are we doing?!'”
On Naming Her Son:
“We definitely want to carry the Persian tradition from my side and the Irish tradition from Tommy’s side.”
On The Baby Shower:
“We’d like to do a celebration where we just bring a huge group of our closest friends and family together to celebrate life.”
Source: E! News was the first to report on the sex of MJ and Tommy’s son.
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