Shemar Moore, best known for his roles in “Criminal Minds” and “S.W.A.T.” has some exciting news to share with the world. Yet he believed he would never get the chance to share information like this.
He told the world about his good news on a day that would otherwise have been quite sad for him. Fans of the star have said how happy they are for him and have wished him nothing but happiness on this new adventure.
52-year-old Moore announced in a preview video for his “The Jennifer Hudson Show” appearance that he would be a dad for the first time, although he admitted that he thought “that ship had sailed.”
He announced the news close to the third anniversary of his mother, Marilyn Joan Wilson-Moore’s death, on February 8, 2023. He said his becoming a father made one of his mother’s wildest dreams come true, and he was proud to do it.
The actor admitted that being a father would complete his life in a way that would allow him to feel whole when he entered heaven one day. He later confirmed that he and his girlfriend, Jesiree Dizon, would welcome a girl.
Dizon is already a mother to two children from a previous relationship, 16-year-old Kaiden and 5-year-old Charli. The couple has revealed that their baby girl’s name will be Franki, and they are overjoyed waiting for her birth.
To announce the gender of their baby, Moore took to Instagram to share a video of their gender reveal party. He admitted he had butterflies in anticipation of finding out the baby’s gender. Fans were immediately ecstatic for the actor and took to the comments section to express their happiness.
One user said he would be the “best father” to his daughter. Another user congratulated Moore and his girlfriend on their baby girl and said that Moore’s mother was indeed smiling down on him as he embarked on the journey of fatherhood and that she was proud of him.
In February 2020, Moore announced the death of his beloved mother, saying he was devastated by the loss. He said he didn’t know how to continue his life without his mother because he had never known life without her in it.
Talking about the impact that she had made on his life throughout the years of his childhood and adulthood, he said:
“Everything I’ve accomplished is because of this amazing woman.”
The actor’s mother, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, was said to have had heart problems before her death. However, her official cause of death was still unknown at the time of Moore’s announcement. She was 76 at the time of her death.
Who Is the Mom-To-Be of Moore’s Child?
Dizon is a 39-year-old model signed with Wilhelmina. She is also an actress who has appeared in many television shows. She appeared in “Solver” in 2018 and in the Netflix series “Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love.”
She has also appeared in many popular TV shows like “True Blood,” “CSI: NY,” and “Hawaii Five-0.” She and Moore have been together for quite some time and are excited to become parents together.
However, Dizon is no stranger to parenting and often shows her children off on social media. Although her eldest child is much older than her younger child, the entire family is excited to welcome the new addition.
When Did Moore Know He Was Ready to Settle Down?
Although Moore has had an incredibly successful career in Hollywood, he has been missing a family of his own until now. He has been in many relationships, but none that ever resulted in having children.
By 2017, the actor admitted that he was ready to settle down, although he didn’t know if he would ever welcome children because of his age. Yet he realized that he longed to be a father and family man.
Talking about his desire to one day welcome children with somebody and raise a family of his own, Moore said:
“I want to evolve; I want to continue to take the next step in my life. In my personal life.”
Despite his desire to be a family man, Moore still wants to continue acting and has even said he is keen to see what he can do as an actor before he fully retires one day.