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Angela Simmons Rev Run

As she settles into motherhood, Angela Simmons has been pretty open about the unexpected way in which she became a mother. During a recent taping of The Real where she’s doing temporary co-hosting dutiesSimmons spoke frankly, yet again, about losing her virginity at 28, her birthing experience and what it was like having to tell her father, Rev. Run, who is ordained as a Pentecostal minister, about getting pregnant by fiancé Sutton Tennyson.

“I was 36 weeks and four days. I was a little over eight months,” she said when speaking on having son Sutton Joseph Tennyson a few weeks early. “He’s considered a preemie, but he came out pretty big: 5.5 ounces and 19 inches. But I woke up and my water was broke. I go to the doctor the doctor was like, ‘Come on in!’ The next thing you know they’re like, ‘You’re going to have the baby today or tomorrow.’ I’m like ‘What?! This is a whole month early.’ And so I waited it out. By 6 o’clock they’re like, we have to get you pitocin. So they gave me a pitocin and I start feeling the pain. Only 30 minutes to an hour I felt pain, and then boom — I pushed him out in eight to 10 minutes.”

But before her little guy made a less than laborious arrival into the world, months and months before, Simmons was dealing with the stress of finding herself pregnant after sharing with the public that she was practicing abstinence. Loni Love asked what happened and how she dealt with the major change in plans.

“Well you know what? I had a plan. The plan didn’t work out,” Simmons said. “You can’t always plan everything. I met the love of my life, we got engaged and I waited until 28. I really wanted to wait and it just so happened that it happened within that first little boom. But it happened and I don’t regret it. I love my child and I love my fiancé. I’m happy and that’s all that counts.”

But she felt less than happy when she had to share the news of her pregnancy with her father. When Adrienne Bailon asked Simmons how Rev. Run responded, she expressed that he was surprisingly understanding.

“He was just calm,” she said. “He was like, ‘Okay. I’m this guy. My arms are open to you. I’m not going to be mad.’ I was just scared. And you know, in that moment I was just crying because I felt like I let him down. The last thing I want to do is let down my father or my family. So for me, it meant a lot that he was open arms and like, there for me.”

Check out her full chat with the ladies about what she’s learned about motherhood so far below:


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