Fox News anchor Jesse Watters announced Monday that he and his wife, Emma DiGiovine, are expecting a baby girl.
Watters announced on “The Five” that his wife is currently five months into her pregnancy and are expecting the child in April 2023. He and his wife are the parents of a son, Jesse Bailey Watters Jr., who his wife delivered Apr. 2, 2021.
“My wife, Emma, is pregnant with a girl. So, we’re having a girl and she’s five months along which I think is halfway through,” Watters said, followed by a celebratory reaction from his fellow co-hosts. “And she looks fantastic, you can’t even tell that she’s pregnant.”
The former “Watters World” host has twin daughters from his previous marriage to Noelle Inguagiato, Market Realist reported.
“The Five” panel celebrated their colleague’s big news with applause and a slew of jokes from co-host Greg Gutfeld, who immediately asked why the couple would not allow their child to decide the gender.
“There’s no gender until the child decides,” Gutfeld joked.
“No, we assign the gender at birth in our family and we usually get it right,” Watters replied.
Watters added that the couple is currently struggling with names, but revealed that the process is a “collateral effort.” Co-host Dana Perino suggested that Watters should allow Twitter CEO Elon Musk to name the baby, to which he replied that Musk gives his children “very strange” names. (RELATED: Fox News Announces Major Kayleigh McEnany News)
The host concluded the life changing segment by receiving his co-hosts’ advice on taking paternity leave. After the birth of his son, the anchor took a hiatus from “The Five” and expressed his newfound support for paternity leave, Market Realist reported.
“I used to mock people for taking paternity, I used to think it was a big ruse, but now, ya know, I wish I could take six weeks,” he said during an April 2021 segment.
His co-hosts advised him to take between six to four months of paternity, leading Gutfeld to jokingly call for a “class action suit” for Fox News employees without children.