Lauren Manzo reveals she’s having a baby girl!

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Lauren Manzo Scalia

Lauren Manzo Scalia will be seeing a lot of pink in her future. The Manzo’d With Children star has revealed she and husband Vito Scalia are expecting a baby girl in February!

“I’m due February 26, so there’s only 28 days in February and it’s a first pregnancy,” she told Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “So I’m kind of saying it’s going to be the beginning of March. But the baby’s going to be a Pisces, which I was freaking out over at first, because there’s a couple Pisces that I know that I can’t stand. I said to my doctor, ‘Maybe we could just do a C-section two weeks early and then it can be an Aquarius.”

She might have been iffy at first on her future bundle of joy’s possible zodiac sign, but the idea now seems to be growing on the salon owner. “When I was telling people that I didn’t want the baby to be a Pisces, all these people were like, ‘Well I’m a Pisces,'” she said. “And I was like, ‘Oh, I like you.’ And then they’d be like, ‘I’m a Pisces.’ And I’d be like, ‘Oh, I like you too.’ I think I’ll be OK with a Pisces baby.”

The 28-year-old revealed to me just last month she had already told her family and friends the baby’s gender, but was keeping it a secret from the public, until now. Watch the full interview below.

Lauren also told me she’s been busy picking out names for her future bundle of joy, but apparently nobody likes them except for her, but her ideas are finally starting to grow on Vito. Where the two have a difference of opinion is on how many children they want. Lauren, who tells me she’s been having a rough pregnancy, wants to keep their future family small, whereas Vito’s motto is the more the merrier.

Lauren tells me, “Oh I don’t know. I think the way this pregnancy is going,  if I have a boy and girl, then I’m done. Vito wants four. I want max three.”

Lauren also revealed that this pregnancy was completely unexpected. She and Vito had been trying for a while, but then decided to take a break.

“We actually found out late at night. We were out to dinner and we were having a work meeting, and we got a little drunk, and I was like ‘By the way guys I just realized I’m a week late,'” she tells me. “We took a pregnancy test here and I looked at it and was like ‘No, no, no. This is not the right time. I’m not ready for this.’ Because I was planning and trying to get pregnant and then we decided to stop.”

Lauren revealed the news to her mom Caroline Manzo with her cousin Candice Laurita immediately, and as to be expected the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star was beyond excited.

“I was with Candice and Candice has two kids so she goes ‘Are you pregnant again?’ And Candice is like ‘No!'” Lauren tells me. “I was like ‘Mom I handed you the test. It’s mine!’ And she was like ‘Nooooo’ and she started screaming and crying and she was freaking out.”


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Congratulations Lauren and Vito!