Quad shared the first photo of her baby girl Ariana, or Ari for short, on Instagram on June 23. The photo appears to show Quad holding Ari’s hand as she lays down. Ari is also wearing a pretty pink onesie.
The Married to Medicine cookbook author included an important message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, something she has used her platform to speak out on following the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, in the caption to the photo. “Life is precious, it should be protected and valued #blacklivesmatter,” Quad wrote.
Quad first revealed the new addition to her family during an Instagram Live chat with DELUX Magazine in May. “We have a new baby that’s on the way, and so we’re very happy about her. She’s in the hospital right now, and she is eight pounds, so we’re very excited about her,” she said. “And my mom and I have custody of her. And so, I am working really, really hard to prepare a home for her.”
She also gushed that Ari is a “super beautiful baby girl.” “I just want to be able to give her the best life possible, and I am responsible for that, and she’s gonna get that,” Quad added.
Quad later confirmed her happy news to The Daily Dish. “It is exciting news, and there are so many moving pieces. My mom and I are extremely happy to welcome baby Ari to her new village,” she said in a statement. “She was born on April 8th, and since then we have been working to get her home to begin what will surely be a joyous, successful and opportunity filled life.”
At the time, Quad said she was getting ready to meet Ari in Memphis, and she couldn’t wait to see her baby girl. “There’s so much happening so fast! I’ve been in the process of looking for a new home, and now it has a completely different meaning,” she shared. “I’m eager and anxious, as my family means so much to me. We thank you in advance for all of your prayers and well wishes.”