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“I Didn’t Think I Could Do It”: Denise Vasi & Anthony Mandler Welcome Daughter, Lennox, After Intense Natural Birth At Home
And baby makes three!
“Single Ladies” actress Denise Vasi and her husband, video director Anthony Mandler, have welcomed their first child, a daughter named Lennox. The couple first announced Vasi’s pregnancy last summer and have been married since 2013.
Vasi gave birth on February 2, and has been on cloud nine ever since. She not only shared a first picture of baby Lennox’s feet, but she also discussed her very intense birthing experience. She had her daughter at home, without the assistance of any medication:
During my pregnancy many people questioned my choice to have a natural birth at home. However, for my husband & me there was never a question on how we wanted to experience the greatest gift life has to offer. What was important for US was that our child's birth was to be intimate and drug free. Was it exactly how we planned? No. Was it painful to go thru labor unmedicated? ABSOLUTELY!!! EXTREMELY!!! So much so, that there were moments I didn't think I could do it. BUT I DID! I trusted my body & my baby & it was SO worth it! I am grateful for my husband, my amazing doula & my mom who "kept my head in the game." On 2/2 our daughter, Lennox Mae Mandler was "born in the caul-" something that is extremely rare & special. She came with so much power, spirit, & intensity. She also came so fast that Daddy delivered his little girl. I can't begin to express how proud I am of you @amandler, you never skipped a beat & you remembered everything from those 20 hour classes I made you take 😂. We did it! Our way!! I love you, Poo. Thank you guys for riding along & supporting our journey. #homebirth #borninthecaul #naturalbirth #birthwithoutfear #mothersinprotest #letthefunbegin #vasimandlerbaby #miv #bringonthebabycouture
Mandler also celebrated Lennox’s arrival on his own Instagram page, and praised his wife:
Vasi is definitely a stunner, so little Lennox is definitely going to be gorgeous! Congratulations to the couple on their new addition, a healthy and happy baby girl.
There’s no better way to ring in the arrival of your first child than to travel the world one last time with your partner before your very existence revolves around that little one. Just ask actress Denise Vasi!
The former “Single Ladies” actress announced in August that she was pregnant when she was already a few months along. In preparation for the arrival of #vasimandlerbaby as she puts it, she packed her luggage and flew to Mexico, Hawaii, Paris, Prague and Thailand with her husband, director Anthony Mandler. They have been traveling for more than a month now. Talk about living the life!
At around 26 weeks, Vasi is glowing and looking absolutely amazing. Check out some of the gorgeous images from their babymoon getaway below and on the next page.
Kauai, Hawaii… Let the #babymoon begin. #virgincocktails & #inamaygaskin #mandlerfamvacay View on Instagram
Aloha kakahiaka! #babymooning #pregnantlife View on Instagram
Mahalo, Kauai! Time for a quick trip back home to check on our tribe (AKA 4 dogs,) get a mani/pedi, squeeze a yoga class in and change suitcases. #vasimandlerbaby #babymooning #tobecontinued View on Instagram
Back to #babymooning… Belly, beach, and a book!!! Perfect afternoon in #Mexico. #babymoon #themenhattanproject View on Instagram
Beach Belly #mexico #babymoon #pregnantlife #babybump #mommytobe #pregnantstyle #vasimandlerbaby View on Instagram
Nothing beats white sand & turquoise water. Adios #Mexico!!! Next stop #Prague. #babymoon View on Instagram
The Gothic Cathedral #Prague #CzechRepublic #wanderlust View on Instagram
Live • Love • Travel #Prague #CzechRepublic #seetheworld #wanderlust #thatsjustmybabysdaddy @amandler View on Instagram
Had to jet to #Paris for a quick fix #8hoursinParis #stylemybump #nofrumpmaternitystyle #breakfastinPraguelunchinParis #babymoon @thebrokenarm View on Instagram
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Hello October!! #24weeks #vasimandlerbaby View on Instagram
Good Morning Prague… View on Instagram
The #Prague Royal Castle is one of the giant castles where Walt Disney was inspired to create Disneyland. Can you tell? #lastdayinPrague #babymoon #wanderlust View on Instagram
#Singapore nights by the pool #marinabaysands #infinitypool View on Instagram
#Singapore’s skyscraper infinity edge pool sits 650 feet above ground #bawse #infamous #babymoonday24 #marinabaysands View on Instagram
So you think you can shop??? #Singapore- where Louis Vuitton floats on water!!!! This “crystal floating island” is 25,000 square feet of retail fantasy. #shoptillyoudrop #marinabaysands #retailtherapy #asiaexclusive #babymoon #louisvuitton View on Instagram
At the start of this year, newlywed Denise Vasi revealed that unlike the rest of her “Single Ladies” co-stars, who had several projects lined up after the season wrapped, she would be taking some time off to be a full-time wife to her new husband, Anthony Mandler.
“I have a husband and I’ll be playing the role of a wife,” she said during a backstage interview at the “Queen Latifah Show.” “I like to take time off.”
Apparently, the 31-year-old has been quite busy in her time off as she recently announced that she is expecting her first child. The pregnancy announcement came in an adorable series of photos of Denise and Anthony, which were accompanied by nursery rhyme captions.
“Anthony & Denise sitting in a tree,” she began.
“K-I-S-S-I-N-G… First comes LOVE ❤️,” she continued.
“Then comes MARRIAGE…”
“Then comes BABY in the baby carriage #vasimandlerbaby.”
Anthony also took to Instagram to share the news via the very same photo. His caption reads:
“The greatest creation is on it’s way….feeling loved, humbled and beyond excited. @denisevasi my partner my lover my wife. MIV #vasimandlerbaby.”
Naturally, their announcement prompted an outpour of congratulatory messages from followers, fans and friends alike. It’s unclear how far along the Brooklyn-born actress is in her pregnancy, but we’re figuring she doesn’t have an extremely long way to go.
We’ve known for a while now that “Single Ladies” lead star Denise Vasi is no longer a single lady in real life. The 30-year-old actress jumped the broom with 40-year-old video director and photographer Anthony Mandler in October, but she’s only know giving us a glimpse into her big day with a Bridal Bliss Exclusive on Essence.com.
We live for Essence’s engagement and wedding photos and Denise’s wedding day photo gallery is no different. Set in a vineyard in Santa Ynez, California, Denise and Anthony’s album includes a mix of sentimental poses and fun candids, all with the Latina star glowing in her beautiful Kleinfeld Bridal dress. Check out the pics below and head over to Essence.com for a few more shots. What do you think?
“He Knows When To Put Me In My Place:” Denise Vasi Talks Marrying Longtime Boyfriend Anthony Mandler
Single Ladies star Denise Vasi recently said, ‘I Do’ to her longtime boyfriend, Anthony Mandler. The couple got married in a beautiful vineyard wedding in Santa Ynez, California. We caught up with the talented Latina a few months before her wedding to discuss the new season of the hit VH1 show and all of the romantic wedding plans. Read below for more!
What do you love most about working on Single Ladies?
The storyline is so diverse, and I think that’s why our audience is as well. We don’t put our audience in a box so everyone is able to look at the show and say, ‘I can relate to this.’ I love that aspect of it.
How do you balance taping and wedding planning?
This season is very Raquel-based, but the good thing is that I went through [taping] last season so I knew what I was stepping into. That made it easier to balance my time. I took a good chunk of time off last year so I was able to take care a bulk of the details. That was important for me because for 4 1/2 months we are nonstop. Whenever I get tired or grumpy, I remind myself that really beautiful things are happening for me right now. I promised myself that I was going to take time for me and I’m really grateful that I did. Everything is just such a blessing.
What do you think makes Latinas stand out from the rest?
We come from the sort of upbringing that we just get stuff done. My mother was a great example for that. She made sure to provide and was really like super mom for me. Today, everything that I have in my career, I got on my own. So I believe I get that characteristic from her. We just make things happen.
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She might play one on television, but actress Denise Vasi is no longer a single lady!
On Saturday afternoon, the 30 year old actress married 40 year old video director and photographer Anthony Mandler in front of their close friends and family members.
The wedding was held at a posh vineyard in Santa Ynez, California. Her beautiful dress was courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal.
As the way everyone receives information evolves, people are almost forced to go with it. With that in mind, there was a sign outside the reception that said, “If you Instagram, #vasimandlermerge.” Trust, the guests took full advantage of it as pictures were all over Instagram the entire night.
Vasi, a former model, has been acting for years. Her biggest role came during her time on ABC’s All My children (from 2008 until it ended in 2011) and she currently plays Raquel on VH1’s Single Ladies which is slated to return later this television season. Mandler is a major video director, with his biggest client being the one and only Rihanna. He’s also working on his first feature film.
We’re sure the reception was everything as the DJ of the night was DJ D-Nice.
Congratulations to the happy couple on their new union!
In other wedding news: After rumors swirled that Pharrell would be tying the knot this weekend, it’s been confirmed that his nuptial to Helen Lasichanh did indeed happen on Saturday in Miami. Congrats to them too!
Pass Or Play: Rihanna Smokes A Girl’s Best Friend And Does Other Confusing Things In “Diamonds” Video
If you missed out on the premiere of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” video this week, no worries, we’ve got it here. And no disrespect, but I can’t say that you missed out on much anyway.
The singer, who is releasing her seventh album, Unapologetic, on November 19, dropped the visuals earlier in the week, and depending on who you are and what you like, you’ll either love it or do the Kanye shrug. The video contains a mixture of different images, settings and scenarios that, according to director Anthony Mandler, were put together to set up the right emotion that matches the songs many changes and drama. So no, there isn’t a real storyline here. But we do get to see Ri Ri roll up diamonds and smoke them (everybody seems to love to do the blowing smoke thing, I guess it’s cool), float in water looking very ethereal, standing amongst chaos in a world gone to war, running from a car planning to hit her, watching her pull her hand away from her lover, and observing two very beautiful horses running together. Hey, it’s not “Thriller,” but it gets the point across. Plus, it actually makes you enjoy the song a bit more, and she looks gorgeous in it, as she has been looking fab these days. However, I think one time viewing it is good enough for me. But you check out the video and let us know if you’re feeling it. Cool?
Is this a pass or play for you?
When we met Denise Vasi on her first episode of VH1’s “Single Ladies”, her character was engaged. Now, the actress is engaged in real life to her longtime boyfriend, Anthony Mandler.
According to Global Grind:
The film director, who just directed Lana del Rey’s National Anthem video, popped the question as the couple enjoyed a romantic vacation around the world. Their first stop was Greece and Anthony just couldn’t wait any longer than that!
While Denise sipped Rosé by the pool, Anthony was plotting to pop the question. He tweeted about the big moment saying, “Me and you…unforgettable moment The yes was the best part.”
Denise also shared her excitement that he put a ring on it.
Anthony and Denise seem to be very much in love, judging from his tweets.
Denise confirmed her engagement via Instagram posting this picture of them together:
Anthony posted the same picture on his Instagram account captioning: “Me and you…unforgettable moment. The yes was the best part @denisevasi” and she responded “I loved you for a thousand years, I promise to love you for a thousand more!! YES! YES! YES!”
And Vibe captured this tweet:
Oddly, that tweet is gone now, but Denise’s “fairytales do come true” tweet remains:
They’re a gorgeous couple and Denise will be a beautiful bride. Can’t wait to see the ring!! Congratulations to the happy couple!
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