Adrienne Bailon reveals Raven-Symoné’s special role in surrogacy journey
October 20, 2022 | 4:00pm
Adrienne Bailon’s former “Cheetah Girls” co-star Raven-Symoné has a special connection to the new mom’s surrogacy journey.
The Disney Channel stars were filming “Raven’s Home” when Bailon found out that she and her husband, Israel Houghton, were expecting a babythe former “Real” co-host told Page Six while promoting her nursery reveal on Amazon Live.
“I actually found out that we were pregnant on the lot, literally in the car in the parking lot in between scenes of shooting,” the actress, 38, recalled.
“The whole journey with [my son, Ever]even implanting him, finding out that we were pregnant, [it] was all while I was shooting.”
Because of that, Bailon has talked to Symoné “the most” about parenting out of her fellow Cheetah Girls, despite Sabrina Bryan and Kiely Williams both having children of their own.
Not only is the “That’s So Raven” alum’s wife, Miranda Pearman-Maday, a doula, but Symoné has been an “awesome” sounding board for all things “motherhood.”
“I can’t wait for me to get back to LA and for her to meet him,” Bailon gushed to us. “That will be awesome.”
The Daytime Emmy winner joked that she and the former “View” co-host will sing “A La Nanita Nana,” a song from the 2006 “Cheetah Girls 2” movie, to get the 2-month-old to sleep.
Although Symoné recently joked that the little one’s middle name should be Raven, his actual moniker, James, is an ode to Houghton’s late father.
“I love that it honors his dad,” Bailon said, noting that Ever is a tribute to her and the 51-year-old composer’s union since their wedding hashtag was #happilyeverhoughton.
“He is my happily ever Houghton,” the “Masked Singer” alum said of her baby boy, who arrived via surrogate in August.
Bailon surprised her Instagram followers with her son’s debut at the time, writing, “He is worth every tear, every disappointment, every delayed prayer, every IVF cycle, every miscarriage. Everything.”
While awaiting his arrivalthe actress had time to “dream up” his nursery and knew she wanted “a concrete vibe” and a gray color scheme.
Between ending “The Real” in June and going to Lake Tahoe, Calif., for Ever’s birthBailon had two and a half weeks to pull the room together.
“Literally, everything came and I was able to … make it look dope,” the singer gushed, praising the “affordable products.”
However, she joked that the space has “balance,” explaining, “The majority of his entire room is bought on Amazon, but I then also got him an almost $20,000 Neorest TOTO toilet.”
Bailon’s nursery will be revealed on an Amazon livestream on Thursday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. ET. Viewers can shop products and connect with the “All You’ve Got” star via live chat.