The Real Housewives of New Jersey’sJacqueline Laurita has become a grandmother! Her 25-year-old daughter Ashlee Holmes and her fiancé Pete Malleo welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday (August 30).
The proud reality star posted photos via Instagram of the newborn, also revealing the baby’s name as Cameron Hendrix Malleo.
She writes: “Welcome Cameron Hendrix Malleo ! Born at 5:20pm ! 8 lbs 4 oz 21 inches 8/30/2016”
Laurita, 46, told Bravo’s The Daily Dish last month that her relationship with her daughter has come “full circle”.
She said, ”I think I’m the first New Jersey housewife to become a glamma … I keep saying my tubes are cut, tied, and burnt, so I’m using her uterus now. Our relationship has come full circle. During those strong-willed teen years to now, I feel like we’ve come such a long way.”
Laurita also has CJ, 14, and Nicholas, 7, with husband Christopher.
She posted photos via Instagram sharing the news. For one snapshot she writes: “4 years ago today Finn was born. To celebrate my baby’s bday I wrote him a letter which is up now ToriSpelling.com #FinnFour”
Her post on Torispelling.com reads: “Four years ago today I prayed for your safe arrival. I counted down the hours and waited patiently for the little miracle I fought so hard to protect and grow inside of me for 9 scary months. Your angelic soul found us and chose me to be your mommy. A job I didn’t take lightly.”
“I was surprised at your persistence to make your way into our lives so close to your sister’s birth. A surprise that quickly turned into a blessing of which I was supremely grateful for. When I learned 12 weeks into our pregnancy that I could lose you, my fight to keep you safe became my life’s purpose.”
She continues, “When you were finally born that afternoon on August 30th, 2012, I cried tears of joy and relief as they placed your perfectly healthy little body in my arms for the first time. We had been one for so long and now we were two but our hearts aligned forever. You were truly my miracle. But we saved each other in many ways.”
She and Dean McDermott also have Stella, 8, Liam, 9 and Hattie, 4.