Tatyana Ali Engaged and Expecting First Child
Ashley Banks is all grown up!
Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Tatyana Ali is engaged to Dr. Vaughn Rasberry — and the couple are expecting their first child, PEOPLE confirms.
“Planning our wedding has been so exciting, but when we found out we were expecting, our perspective shifted completely,” she told Entertainment Tonight, adding that the pair will tie the knot late this summer.
“We want our ceremony to really celebrate our newest blessing! Plus, I have the best wedding planner, Michael Russo. He’s making everything so fun and stress free!”
The actress, 37, met online about a year and a half ago.
“Vaughn and I met on eHarmony!” she told ET. “It was my first time dating online. We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. And then, of course, met.’
After dating, Rasberry wooed his lady with what she considers the “perfect” proposal. The actress recalled to ET how the pair went on a “45-minute hike in the Redwoods [in Yosemite, California],” which she “absolutely loves.” While in the forest her groom-to-be got down on one knee in a “picturesque clearing,” and popped the question.
“Just the two of us,” Ali added. “It was so thoughtful and perfect. We’re best friends.”
— Naja Rayne with reporting by Sarah Michaud