Nothing whets the appetite quite like being pregnant — just ask Gail Simmons.
Simmons, 37, had plenty of cravings while shooting the 11th season of her Emmy-nominated reality competition show — premiering Oct. 2 — in New Orleans over the summer.
“I had a lot of cravings for popsicles and peanut butter … not together,” she says. “All I wanted for breakfast was peanut butter [and] jelly sandwiches and all I wanted in the afternoon was a popsicle because it was 100 degrees.”
“I had a really lovely day. I had breakfast on my terrace with a bunch of friends. I always make sure to eat a hearty breakfast, especially these days, but in general because you don’t eat again until 8 o’ clock at night,” the mom-to-be explains. “So the five of us just sat on the terrace and had a leisurely morning.”
And while Simmons doesn’t yet know if she’s having a boy or a girl — and says she and her husband Jeremy Abrams would “like it to be a surprise” — there’s one thing that’s certain.
“I’m gonna grow!” she says. “That’s for sure.”
– Lee Hernandez with reporting by Melody Chiu