Lauren Scruggs, Jason Kennedy Welcome 1st Baby After Fertility Battle

From in vitro fertilization to childbirth Lauren Scruggs Jason KennedyAfter years of fertility struggles, Ryver and Anna welcomed their first child, Ryver.

“Trying to come up with words to fully process the last 48 hours aren’t possible,” Kennedy, 40, told Access Hollywood Monday, April 4. “Seeing my son for the first time felt like a movie. I closed my eyes, and then realized it was real. We love this boy so much and are so thankful for this time together.”

In September 2021, the couple announced that the model, aged 33, was pregnant by baby No. 1. “Believing the truth that God’s timing is perfect for us to be parents and for this baby to enter the world has made the baby making process incredibly enriching, joyful while challenging at times, fun yet painful at certain moments and has made our marriage even stronger and sweeter!” the Still LoloAuthor captioned her Instagram reveal at that time. “We were so honored to have the ability to do IVF with the most incredible doctor and nurses. It was truly the most special and magical process every step of the way.”

The then-expectant star went on to write that she and Kennedy, 40, had “cherished” their time as a married couple following their December 2014 nuptials in Texas — but were excited to “add another little nugget to the fam.”

The entertainment journalist added in a post of his own at the time: “It’s happening. … So many of you have prayed for us and wished us well on this four-and-a-half-year journey. We hope that anyone going through IVF, or any other fertility struggle, will find encouragement in this news. Thanks for caring and always asking for updates, it feels nice to be loved and we love you back.”

The couple then shared with their Instagram followers the sex of the upcoming baby.

“My wife just said, ‘Give me a break. I’m growing a what?’” the Florida native said in the October 2021 footage. When Scruggs said she “just grew a penis,” Kennedy replied, “It’s a boy. Woo!”

Struggling to conceive their first child brought the pair “closer” together last year, the California native told Katherine SchwarzeneggerIn a January 2021 Instagram Video.

“We are growing as people individually, we are getting healthier,” Scruggs told theGift of ForgivenessAuthor, 32, spent most of their time waiting. “There are so many positives. Something is lacking in your life — that might be too harsh — if you’re so freaked out [about conceiving]. What is it that’s making your response so intense?”

Kennedy chimed in, “I believe there is a plan in place for us and when we’re supposed to have a baby, it’ll happen. … We know there’ll be ups and downs. We hope way more ups than downs.”

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