"Blue Bloods" star Marisa Ramirez is enjoying motherhood. The actress welcomed her daughter in 2016, announcing the good news on her social media.
Marisa Ramirez, who plays Detective Maria Baez serving at the 54th Precinct in the CBS police procedural drama television series, "Blue Bloods," told People that the pregnancy had been a surprise. She shared:
"Some mornings, I wake up and forget I'm pregnant! It just seems like it was meant to be — a happy surprise."
Left: Marisa Ramirez attends the "Blue Bloods" screening during PaleyFest NY 2017 at The Paley Center for Media on October 16, 2017 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images Right: Ramirez's daughter Rae on her first day of school. | Photo: Instagram.com/marisachicaramirez
Initially, the actress did not know that she was carrying a girl, but by the time she had her baby shower in April, the cat was already out of the bag.
She held her floral-heavy baby shower in New York City, surrounded by her costars, Abigail Hawk and Bridget Moynahan. Ramirez also disclosed that when her costar Donnie Wahlberg learned that she was expectant, he did a "little happy dance."
And the actress could not be more grateful to have her costars by her side. She expressed just as much, saying: "It gives me such a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that my Blue Bloods family is there to help me transition into this new chapter of my life."
WELCOMING HER BABY HOME
When her baby girl arrived on May 29, 2016, the actress was beyond herself with excitement. She let her fans and followers know through a Tweet, accompanying her daughter's first photo.
She shared that her daughter had been born healthy and happy and that "they" were in love with her. She named the little girl Violet Rae.
While her on-screen character on "Blue Bloods" struggles to balance her career and relationship, the contrary is true of Ramirez. The actress enjoys being a mom and often keeps her fans updated on Rae's milestones.
The little girl is growing up fast, evident from the numerous photos posted on her mother's Instagram page. One such shot let her fans in on Rae's first day at school.
Little Rae looked adorable in a blue dress and red sweater. In others, the mom-daughter duo is hanging out with her daughter during birthday celebrations and with her family and friends.
In others, Ramirez is seen taking time off her busy schedule to attend her daughter's school events. She loves volunteering to read to her daughter's class. She said.
"If you get the chance, be a parent reader!"
However, Rae's father remains a mystery as the actress has never disclosed his identity. She appears to be raising her daughter on her own.