Food Network star Katie Lee, 38, and husband Ryan Biegel are first-time parents!
On Thursday, Lee announced that she gave birth to a baby girl, who they named Iris. Along with a precious photo of her holding their daughter, she wrote on Instagram, “Welcome, baby Iris Marion Biegel 💕 9.2.20 💕Our hearts are so full.”
After hearing the news, her “The Kitchen” co-host Geoffrey Zakarian wrote in the comments, “How beautiful!!! You look so happy. What a special time. Wow!!!! Welcome little Iris."
Earlier this year, Lee dished on her pregnancy during a FaceTime with “Extra’s” Renee Bargh. She gushed, “It’s so exciting and I love being pregnant. I have actually had a pretty easy pregnancy so far, just a few bad days of morning sickness. Other than that, I’ve felt great. ”
At the time, she revealed that she was “trying to exercise more” to stay calm during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As for her diet, she revealed, “Being pregnant, I loaded up on fruits and vegetables.”
In February, Lee announced her pregnancy by saying she was “eating for two.”
Her pregnancy news came more than a year after she tied the knot with Ryan at the Lo Scoglio da Tommaso hotel and restaurant at the Marina del Cantone on the Amalfi Coast.
Last year, Katie opened up on her fertility struggles on Instagram. She revealed, “We were trying, I had to have surgery to correct a problem, got an infection, then I was so run down I got shingles. My doctor advised us to try IVF. We just finished the intense process only to get zero healthy embryos. Not only is IVF physically exhausting, the emotional toll is unparalleled. We were filled with hope and excitement only to be crushed."
“Fertility issues are supposed to be private so many of us are silently in pain," she went on. "I hesitated to share this but I feel comfort when I hear others' stories and I hope any of you in a similar situation know you are not alone. When people ask me when I'm getting pregnant, it hurts. It's just a reminder that I'm not. When they say I look like I've gained weight, I have. I can't exercise as much and the hormones have made me bloated… I know a family will happen for us, it is just going to be a different journey than we imagined. We will keep working towards it. Someday we will have our happy new beginning and I pray any of you experiencing the same will have yours too."