Jill Wagner Shares a Baby Daughter with Husband David Lemanowicz — Meet Her Family
Hallmark Channel star Jill Wagner became a mom for the first time a few months ago, and she couldn’t be happier about starting a family with her husband of three years, David Lemanowicz.
Jill Wagner is better known for her stint as a co-host on the game show “Wipeout,” INSP's "Handcrafted America," and more recently, for her different roles in Hallmark movies.
The 41-year-old welcomed her first child in April 2020 in the middle of the quarantine imposed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. And although giving birth with a mask on was not ideal, Jill couldn’t be happier.
JILL WAGNER’S TEEN LOVE DECEPTION
Jill Wagner and David Lemanowicz’s love story is one for the books, and people find it so unlikely that Hallmark is considering doing a movie based on it.
Jill and David had been trying to conceive a child for a while but... they faced some fertility struggles.
Jill and David met when she was a 17-year-old high schooler, and he was a 20-year-old professional hockey player. She snuck out of her house to see him at night and was head-over-heels for him.
They went out on three dates, and after that, David disappeared from Jill’s life. He would later explain that he had moved out after joining another hockey team.
Although Jill was heartbroken, she moved on with her life, graduated from college, and moved to California no pursue a modeling career that would eventually lead her to television in Ashton Kutcher’s “Punk’d.”
David, on the other hand, kept jumping from one hockey team to another, moving between Canada and the U.S until he got tired and retired from the sport. He also married his first wife, Gina, and welcomed a daughter, Lija, in 2010.
David went on to enlist in the U.S Army and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013. Jill, on the other hand, had gained more notoriety after becoming the co-host of “Wipeout,” and appearing in “Blade: The Series,” and “Teen Wolf.”
A FATEFUL ENCOUNTER
Jill was one of the many stars who traveled to Afghanistan for a “moral support” event for the troops, and it was there that she met David for the first time in almost 20 years, as they recalled in an episode of "Home & Family."
He didn’t recognize her at first, but after going through her Wikipedia page, David remembered her. He then approached Jill while she was signing autographs, and when he revealed his identity, she was equally mad and excited.
However, because David was married at the time and Jill was dating someone, they only had a drink and caught up with their journeys but didn’t pursue a romantic connection.
Three years later, David had divorced Gina and was living in Washington while Jill had broken up with her significant other and was looking for love once again.
Their second fateful encounter occurred in a restaurant in Los Angeles while David was visiting his daughter in April 2016.
Jill recalled she was walking out of the restaurant after dining with some friends when someone called her name. It was David, who was on his way inside the restaurant.
They dated for about three months before David popped the question to Jill in July 2016, and she said yes.
Jill Wagner married David in April 2017 in a lavish and romantic ceremony at The Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, North Carolina.
JILL WAGNER’S BABY
Jill and David had been trying to conceive a child for a while, but as she revealed in an interview with People, they faced some fertility struggles.
So, when she finally stopped stressing over not getting pregnant and decided to visit a fertility doctor with David in 2019, the couple received the surprise of their lives, as Jill said:
“We actually found out at the doctor’s appointment that I was already pregnant. It was shocking, scary, and the best feeling in the world!”
The couple hosted a sweet gender reveal party in January using donuts as their prop. After Jill received the gender results from her doctors, she took the sealed envelope to her favorite donut shop and asked them to fill the donuts with blue or pink frosting.
Jill welcomed a healthy baby girl in April 2020. She is named Army Gray, a name Jill explained was chosen because she wanted a patriotic name and because she was conceived on July 4.
Jill and David had to wear masks at all times during their hospital stay due to COVID-19. Still, the new mom said the silver lining was:
“It allowed my husband and me to have this intimate one-on-one time with [Army] before we brought her home with no distractions.”
Jill revealed that Army’s birth only deepened her bond with David, and he has been “her rock” throughout all of it. As for Lija, Jill said the 10-year-old girl is happy to be a big sister.
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