Rai was born weighing six pounds and measuring 19 inches, and Amani revealed via Instagram Stories that her newborn’s name translates to “guardian manifestor.”
Rai now joins his big brother, Reign, who was born in June 2022.
“We are super excited to have completed our family! We’ve been resting and enjoying our new family of 4 dynamic,” Amani and Woody told the magazine, adding how Reign is “totally obsessed” with the new baby.
“He gives Rai lots of hugs and kisses. He even tries to feed him his snacks. The moment Reign woke up Tuesday morning and met Rai was so sweet.”
Amani, 32, recalled of Reign, “He smiled really big and wanted to play with him. We can’t wait to watch their relationship continue to grow!”
Amani told MunaMommy that, like her first labor and delivery with Reign, she once again decided to have a home birth in New Orleans with Woody, 33, by her side.
“I’m feeling good about the birthing process because I was able to be more hands-on than with Reign,” Woody shared with the outlet.
“I feel like that experience makes Rai and [my] bond that more impactful. I feel like my connection with Amani was deepened also because I was able to assist and be more helpful.”
The Married at First Sight couple announced back in June that they had Baby No. 2 on the way, set to arrive in November. At the time, they broke the pregnancy news to their family and friends while on a cruise.
Amani had announced her first pregnancy on social media in February 2022 when she was 24 weeks pregnant. Around that time, she and Woody were celebrating their second wedding anniversary.
“We took our love as strangers and created this human together. He’s nothing we could have ever imagined, he’s even more perfect. To have this baby together and to share this love is really wonderful,” the former stranger spouses gushed to Essence magazine last year.
Amani told Essence that she found about she was pregnant with Reign “about 8 weeks” into the pregnancy after initially suspecting she had “food poisoning from ahi tuna,” which she apparently ate during a trip to Los Angeles, CA, to film a Married at First Sight: Boston special.
“Woody hoped I was expecting,” Amani said, adding that she went on to take three at-home pregnancy tests to confirm the suspicion.
Amani and Woody chose to stay married on “Decision Day” after meeting and marrying as total strangers on Married at First Sight‘s eleventh season.
Amani and Woody were one of the strongest couples all season long considering they had a mutual physical attraction to each other as well as good communication.
During a February 2021 episode of Married at First Sight: Couples Cam, Amani and Woody had been married for seven months, and Amani gushed, “I am still madly in love with Woody, and I think every day it grows a little bit more.”
Amani also revealed she and Woody were ready to begin thinking about expanding their family since they had settled into a new home together.
Woody, however, wasn’t quite sold on the idea of welcoming a baby just yet.
“I wouldn’t mind you having my seed, you know, my baby,” Woody told his wife during the episode.
“The only reason I say ‘no’ is just because I’d want a bigger house first. I think we’ve built a great foundation to want to think about a family and bringing a little person into the world. Me being a dad and you being a mom, I think we’d be great parents to a kid.”
Amani said she could envision Woody being a great provider and a protector for their child, and Woody assured his wife, “I’ve got you.”
“If we happen to have a kid, I know we’ll be okay,” Amani said. “I don’t want to plan to have a kid.”
Amani said there was still a lot she and Woody wanted to do before having kids, such as enjoying date nights and time as a newly-married couple.
And back in December 2020, Woody revealed in a YouTube video how he’d love to have a boy first when discussing the couple’s baby plans.
“I want a baby first,” Amani countered with a laugh. “I don’t care which gender comes first.”
Woody acknowledged it wouldn’t matter because he sees “the perks on both sides” and would just like to have a “healthy baby.”
Amani then joked to the camera, “He’s going to end up with all girls y’all.”
“Don’t even say that!” Woody responded.
Woody also admitted he’d probably be the “weaker parent” when it comes to disciplining their kid.
“For sure,” Amani said. “He’s going to spoil our kids!”
“I’m a sucker! Clearly, I’m a sucker!” Woody shouted, adding, “I’m nice. I’m rough on the exterior, real rough, but as soon as you’ve got my heart, I’m a sucker.”
Woody continued, “And I better not have a daughter! If I have a daughter, sorry fellas, she is going to be out-of-this-world rude. I’m going to make sure she is.”
Amani joked, “And I’m going to make sure she’s not.”
“I want her to be fighting them off!” Woody noted.
“She can be nice nasty,” Amani pointed out.
“I want her to be nasty nasty,” Woody joked at the time. “I don’t want them to even talk to her. I don’t want them to look at her!”
About The Author:
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.
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