Eboni K. Williams, 40, Is Expecting A Baby Girl Via IVF

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Eboni K. Williams during the Safe Horizon 27th Annual Champion Celebration at Gotham Hall on May 18, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Udo Salters/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Congratulations are in order for Eboni K. Williams!

The Real Housewives of New York alum is stepping into a new role, motherhood.

Williams shared that she is pregnant with her first baby, a girl due in August, whom she conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

“Anybody who’s gone through IVF or attempted IVF will tell you so many things have to go right for the final result of this journey to be a baby,” Eboni, 40, told People in an interview published June 5. “That’s why I’ve called this ‘my remarkable miracle,’ because it really does feel like I’ve been the recipient of some very enormous favor from God above.”

The news comes two years after the Equal Justice with Judge Eboni K. Williams star began her fertility journey where she was using her frozen eggs, sperm donation and IVF. And when she did her egg retrieval at 34, Eboni admitted that she wasn’t sure when or if she would even use her eggs.

“I did one egg retrieval at 34 years old, not really having a clear intention on if I would use those eggs or when I would use the eggs,” she told the outlet. “And six years later, that one egg retrieval led to one genetically normal embryo, which led to one successful embryo transfer and — one pregnancy later — I’ll soon have, God willing, one beautifully healthy baby girl. So it really does feel like fate.”

“I was not the little girl that grew up fantasizing about having kids”

While motherhood wasn’t always in Williams’ plans, the pandemic and some internal soul searching led her to want explore the idea of starting her own family.

“I want to say that with conviction and clarity; I was not the little girl that grew up fantasizing about having kids and what I would name them and all of that,” Williams maintained. “That was not my dream or fantasy. I had no real expectation around it.”

“I was really thinking I would never use them, whether I got married again or didn’t,” she added of the egg freezing process. “It was the pandemic and having some real existential conversations within my own self about legacy and life and love and the different ways in which I really wanted to explore family.”

After leaving Housewives Williams returned to her roots in broadcast journalism, and in law, presiding judge on the first-run syndicated daytime court show Equal Justice with Judge Eboni K. Williams, which debuted in September 2023.

And while she’s busier than ever, the success of her ventures in the last few years as well as buying property in Manhattan during the pandemic, solidified Williams’ decision that she’s never been more ready to be a mom.