Angela Robinson is the doting mom of an adorable 1-year-old boy she and her husband adopted last year. The “Haves & Haves Not” star had been trying to conceive a baby for the past 20 years, but faced many infertility struggles along the way, as she recently revealed.
Angela Robinson couldn’t be happier now that she achieved one of her biggest dreams in life: to become a mom.
The actress, better known as the evil Veronica Harrington on OWN’s “Haves & Have Nots,” adopted her son Robinson Scott last year, just in time to celebrate her husband Scott Whitehurst’s first Father’s Day.
“Adoption has gifted us beyond measure. Wishing my husband the Happiest FIRST Father’s Day Ever. #blessed #newparents #seasoned #inlove #godstimingisperfect #reallife #fathersday.”
This year’s Father’s Day was as special for the couple as the first one, and Angela made sure to celebrate by sharing a series of adorable pics on Instagram of Scott and Robbie being the cutest father-son duo ever while wearing matching hats, taking a nap together, and even reading a book.
“I knew from the first day you laid eyes on Robbie that he was the most blessed son to have you for a dad,” Angela said in her caption.
“The father you are has surpassed all I imagined. We are a blessed family because of your love and care. I LOVE YOU, HUSBAND. God surely smiled on Robbie and I when he gave us you. Happy Father’s Day.”
Angela and Scott celebrated little Robbie’s first birthday with a lavish zoo-themed birthday party last April.
The celebration featured a layered cake decorated with pastel colored fondant, some animal figures, and Robbie’s name spelled out in the bottom. They also had some cupcakes that followed the same theme, cookies, and silver balloons with the boy’s name.
Angela, 54, has been married to Scott for 23 years, and they have been trying to become parents for the same amount of time. However, nothing they tried worked, and in the end, adoption became the light at the end of the tunnel for the loving couple.
Talking to Jacque Reid on her show “Inside Her Story,” Robinson revealed that she tried IVF six times, and admitted that being a public figure made the process even harder for her because “when it doesn’t work you have that many more people looking at you like ‘aww poor thing.’”
Angela also mentioned that infertility took a huge toll on her marriage because her husband, unlike her, didn’t show any kind of emotion about it. However, she said that Scott’s logic was that if they both broke down, things would be harder for them.
“The one time that he did [breakdown] was when we got our son," she recalled. "That’s when I saw all of these, the raw, of what he had been through.”
Robinson’s advice for families that are struggling with infertility issues is to never give up on being parents. “You will become a parent. You just have to stay the course,” she said. “Don’t accept no as an answer. There is a way.”
She also advises for those thinking about adoption that “you have to choose adoption, it can’t be a consolation prize.”