Single and Pregnant! Golnesa ‘GG’ Gharachedaghi Announces She’s Expecting
“Shahs of Sunset” star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi is having a baby!
Less than a year after finalizing her divorce from Shalom Yeroushalmi, the reality star is expecting her first child via a sperm donor and in vitro fertilization.
Gharachedaghi kept the gender to herself but shared the happy news with People. She gushed, “This is what I wanted my entire life. When little girls were talking about their perfect husband and their perfect weddings, I was talking about the 10 kids I was going to have.”
She continued, “I just always knew I'd be a mom someday. I'm finally at this point where I'm ready to make this move. I can't wait to give this child a life of unconditional love without judgment, the same way my mom has shown me my whole life.”
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Golnesa also opened up about a medical emergency she suffered earlier this year after trying IVF.
The 36-year-old underwent an embryo transfer in April that resulted in an ectopic pregnancy, meaning the embryo grew outside the uterus.
She said of the devastating news, “The only option was to terminate it — in my case, through the distribution of a very strong drug called methotrexate.”
When the drug didn't work, doctors tried administering additional rounds of methotrexate over the course of six days. GG ended up in immense pain and checked into the ER, only to learn “the sac wasn't dissolving and it was on the verge of rupturing, which would have killed me. I'm lucky I got it in enough time.”
In the end, she ended up having both fallopian tubes removed, meaning the only way she could get pregnant again was through IVF.
She was upset, but explained, “I knew if I sat around being sad and isolated, it wouldn't be healthy. I had to try it again.”
After undergoing a successful embryo transfer in August, the Bravo star said she's still anxious about the pregnancy, but “I've slowly been feeling more and more relaxed about it.”
Gharachedaghi also added that she's happy to raise her baby on her own.
“If I'm lucky to meet someone who I vibe with and it works, that's great, but I'm not interested in getting married in the future and don't necessarily see myself with a forever life partner,” she said. “My forever will be my child.”