Chanel Iman, the 32-year-old model, has welcomed her first child with her fiancé, New England Patriots defensive tackle Davon Godchaux! The happy news was announced by Chanel via Instagram on Tuesday, September 19, along with a sweet family photo taken at the hospital. The touching picture captures the first moments after the birth of their daughter, with Chanel sitting in the hospital bed, cradling her new baby, and Davon holding them both protectively. The caption of the announcement post reads, “Capri Summer Godchaux 🎀👼🏽09-19-2023.”
Sweet Pregnancy Announcement
In May, Chanel revealed her pregnancy with Davon through a post on Instagram that included pictures from their professional pregnancy photoshoot. The caption of the post expressed their excitement for the growing family and the anticipation of meeting their new little one. The photos showed Chanel and Davon wearing all-white outfits, beaming at each other, and tenderly cradling Chanel’s growing baby bump.
Exciting Gender Reveal
Two weeks later, Chanel and Davon shared a video to reveal the gender of their baby. The video featured clips from a family photoshoot, starting with Chanel posing with her two daughters, Cassie (3) and Cali (4½), and then transitioning to moments from their initial pregnancy announcement shoot. The couple expressed their joy at becoming parents, emphasizing their gratitude for the blessings bestowed upon them. Before popping confetti guns with the girls, Cali expressed a desire for a baby brother, while Cassie hoped for a little sister. With smiles all around, the burst of confetti announced that they were expecting another girl.
A Blended Family
Chanel shares her daughters with her ex-husband, New York Giants player Sterling Shepard. The couple filed for divorce in June 2021 due to “irreconcilable differences.” Additionally, Davon has a 7½-year-old son, Davon Godchaux II, from a previous relationship. The arrival of their new baby girl will further expand their loving blended family.
Pregnancy Glow and Engagement
After announcing their pregnancy, Chanel proudly displayed her pregnancy glow, sharing numerous photos of her bare baby bump on social media. She even participated in Miami Swim Week while embracing her beautiful journey to motherhood. The couple’s engagement followed shortly after the pregnancy announcement, taking place in Capri, Italy, on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque water. Chanel captioned the engagement announcement with heartfelt words, expressing her gratitude for a new chapter in their lives and the anticipation of a lifetime together.
A Year of Excitement
Undoubtedly, this has been an eventful year for both Chanel and Davon. The arrival of their baby girl marks a significant milestone in their journey as a couple, further solidifying their love and commitment. Congratulations to the new parents on this joyous occasion! They are undoubtedly set to embrace the adventures and rewards of parenthood together.