UFC ring girl and model Arianny Celeste is taking on a new role outside the Octagon this fall. She’s becoming a mother.
Celeste announced that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Taylor King via her official Instagram account and an exclusive with Us Weekly. The Las Vegas native told Us Weekly that her expected due date is September 28 but doesn’t know the sex of the baby as of yet.
Celeste, 34, wrote a note to her unborn child:
Dear Baby, I’ve been waiting for this moment my entire life! I promise to teach you about the beauty of the world and to love with no restrictions or division. In turn, you have already taught me so much about kindness, empathy, and most of all faith. Through all of this chaos, you have helped me to remain strong and grounded. You are already loved soooooo much!! I can’t wait to meet you my baby! Love, Mommy
The former Overhaulin’ host revealed that her mother was the first one to pick up on the energy from her then-unknown bundle of joy
“My mom for some reason asked me to take a pregnancy test,” Celeste told Us. “[Moms] always seem to know. I went to the store and got two tests and sure enough, I was pregnant. I couldn’t wait, so I called my boyfriend immediately even though he was working at the time.”
Celeste has been with the UFC since 2006 and is considered one of the most popular ring girls of all time.