When AnnaLynne McCord first learned her BFF Shenae Grimes-Beech is pregnant, the 90210 alum excitedly alluded to the news on social media.
“I went and posted something like, ‘Oh my God I am so happy for them,’” McCord told Us Weekly at Face Forward’s 9th Annual Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 22. “I didn’t say what it was. But she was like, ‘Please take your Instagram down! It’s not supposed to be out yet.’ I wasn’t even thinking.”
Grimes-Beech 28, announced in a May blog post that she and her husband of five years, Josh Beech, are expecting their first child together — a baby girl. One of the first people the mom-to-be called was her former 90210 costar, which makes sense as McCord will play an important role in the baby’s life.
“I’m Godmother, auntie to be,” McCord gushed to Us. “She is due, like, any day now, literally beginning of October. So we’re waiting with bated breath.” McCord admitted that Grimes-Beech didn’t exactly ask her to be a godparent though.
“I told her it was happening,” the Let’s Get Physical actress told Us. “She was like ‘OK.’ Then I said, ‘So I will be there on weekends and weekdays and you can go away.’ Shenae told me, ‘I might want my child for a little bit before you take her away!’”
McCord and her bestie “Nae Nae” weren’t always so tight. In February, McCord revealed on the Wendy Williams Show that they didn’t get along while filming the CW reboot that aired from 2008 to 2013 and were “at each other’s throats.” McCord chalked it up to their big “egos.”
“We got close towards the end of the show ironically,” McCord told Us on Saturday.
While Grimes-Beach prepares for motherhood — her entire house is already baby-proofed — McCord is working on a film called Soldier’s Heart. And she continues to fight human trafficking as the president of Together 1 Heart.
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