AceShowbiz - Stassi Schroeder is breaking her silence about her pregnancy. Less than two weeks after it was first reported that she and her fiance Beau Clark are expecting their first child together, the former "Vanderpump Rules" star confirmed the rumors by coming out with an announcement over the sex of her unborn baby.
On Tuesday, June 23, the former SUR employee posted on Instagram a photo of Clark giving her a kiss on the cheek while holding up a hot pink onesie that bears the hashtag "OOTD". She herself wore an off-the-shoulder pink dress, and cradled her baby bump. In the caption of the picture, she wrote, "We're having a baby girl."
Schroeder's baby announcement came just one day before she turned 32. Around a week earlier, her representative spilled to Life & Style that she and her fiance "will be welcoming their first child the first week in January." Her rep added that the couple is "grateful and eager to begin the next chapter of their lives as parents."
The TV personality has been relatively quiet on social media since she and castmate Kristen Doute was accused of racial profiling by former co-star Faith Stowers. Though so, she managed to slip in a polaroid photo of her kissing 40-year-old boyfriend via Instagram Story on June 18, days after news of her pregnancy made media headlines.
Since being called out by Stowers, Schroeder has issued an apology. Through an Instagram post, she stated, "It is important that I continue to take accountability for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better. I have grown significantly from the person I was then, and I am still folled with remorse and regret for the hurt I caused."
Nevertheless, Bravo announced that she and Doute will not be returning to "Pump Rules". This led to their loyal followers campaigning to bring them back to the show. A petition addressed to Bravo, NBCUniversal, "Vanderpump Rules" and Lisa Vanderpump was created on Change.org by Nicole Ryan, and has collected more than 20,000 signatures out of its 25,000 goal.
"The event that took place over two years ago, was not ok. The actions by Ms. Schroeder and Ms. Doute were out of ignorance. But if we have learned anything during these last few weeks, it is that these hard conversations need to be had," parts of the petition read. "Firing these cast members for something that happened years ago, is more harmful than helpful."
Days after the firing, Schroeder and Doute issued a statement through their publicist and crisis manager Steve Honig. "Without casting aside their actions or the impact of those actions, they want to move forward as part of the solution in ways that are productive, meaningful and sincere," he told E! News. "Both of them recognize actions speak louder than words and that is what will guide them as they move forward."