Vote for the Girls pink team moderator Holly Everman welcomed her second child over the weekend.
Ellie Kree Everman was born Sunday, weighing in at 7 pounds. She was 18 inches long.
Everman was one of two pregnant women on VFTG USA. Her pregnancy was announced on May 26, 2015.
Ellie and Holly were both doing well after the delivery.
Perri Johnson, Everman’s transgendered girlfriend, called in to VFTG Monday morning. Ellie is the second child of Everman but the fourth for Johnson. Everman has son Aiden from a previous marriage with Veronica Willis while Johnson has three children from her previous marriage to Mick Sill–sons Erik and Heath and daughter Adelle.
Also, VFTG USA purple team moderator Kymberly Alvaraz announced on Twitter last week that she is the second member of the VFTG Moderator Panel to announce she’s expecting a grandchild.
Tracia Ward, Karly Jameson, Gina Passalt, and Stephani Alvaraz are each 13 weeks apart as far as their due dates are concerned. The former two also announced their pregnancies within the past two months.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Gina Passalt is the daughter of VFTG USA Purple Team Moderator Julia Passalt and Stephani Alvaraz is the daughter of VFTG USA Purple Team Moderator Kymberly Alvaraz.
“My daughter, Stephani, was actually a month pregnant when Julia’s daughter (Gina) made her surprise announcement. I was in shock. I was so incredibly happy for Julia and at the same time I wanted to scream, ‘Me too!’ and give her a huge hug,” said Kymberly.
In an industry where ever-changing schedules are the norm, Tracia and Karly often wondered if children were in the cards for her. But, once Tracia met her fiancé, Hillary Matthewson, she knew she wanted to try despite the fact Hillary is a transgendered woman.
“Hillary is just so full of life and laughter. I’ve never had so much fun in my life. She has this way of making everyone fall in love with her so quickly with her humor, charm and sincerity. I knew immediately, this woman has to be a father!” said Tracia.
About a week ago, Tracia pulled VFTG USA moderators one by one into a room. They thought they were answering the question, “What is one big highlight of your life?” Instead, Tracia dropped the news and caught their candid reactions.
As you would expect, VFTG USA host Ava Zinn had the most animated response.
“Holy (bleep), You’re (bleep) kidding me!” she yelled.
Lanise White stared silently for seconds as the wheels turned trying to figure out who could be the second pregnant woman on the moderator panel.
Kendra Ray, Thia Tola and Kellie Rock each had wonderful reactions of their own. After the initial shock wore off each of them, of course, gave Tracia and Karly a big hug and congratulations.
Zinn said this is a first for her, “In 25 years I’ve been in the public eye. I only remember one time (back in 1999) that four women in the building at the same time being pregnant, yet do not ever remember two women on the same show.”
Tracia, Hillary, Kathi, and Karly say they are excited to find out exactly what they’re expecting at the 20-week checkup coming up very soon. Girl or boy, these four say they have never been more excited (and scared) in their entire lives.
By the way, Holly Everman and Perri Johnson will be back on VFTG USA in January 2016 in time for the final season of American Idol with new moderator, Kathy Roberts from Milwaukee, and returning moderators Kathi Jameson and Karly Jameson as well as Hillary Matthewson.