*Congratulations are in order for Tatyana Ali as she gears up to enter two new eras of her life.
According to ET Online, the 37-year-old former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star is engaged to her fiancé, Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, and is also pregnant. The pending arrival will be the first child for the couple, who will marry later this summer.
Speaking on her latest personal developments, Ali voiced her excitement over her upcoming nuptials as well as her upcoming bundle of joy.
“Planning our wedding has been so exciting, but when we found out we were expecting, our perspective shifted completely,” Ali said. “We want our ceremony to really celebrate our newest blessing! Plus, I have the best wedding planner, Michael Russo. He’s making everything so fun and stress free!”
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Ali and Rasberry’s engagement comes a year and a half after Ali took a dip into online dating.
“Vaughn and I met on eHarmony!” the actress reveals. “It was my first time dating online. We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. And then, of course, met.”
From there, the seeds of love were planted for Ali, who had no problem detailing “perfect” proposal.
“He took me on a 45-minute hike in the Redwoods [in Yosemite, California], which he knows I absolutely love,” Ali shares. “And proposed in the most picturesque clearing. Just the two of us. It was so thoughtful and perfect. We’re best friends.”
With Russo on board to plan the wedding, Ali and Rasberry look to be in good hands. Celebrity weddings he’s handled include those for “Dancing With the Stars” pro Witney Carson’s and Carson McAllister as well as Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa, Joey Fatone and Kelly Baldwin and Beverley Mitchell and Michael Cameron.
Congrats to Tatyana and Vaughn.