He’s fishing for fatherhood! Catfish host and creator, Nev Schulman, is expecting his first child with his girlfriend, Laura Perlongo, and she explains in a lengthy, bizarre post on Attn on Wednesday, May 11, how the baby was conceived.
Schulman, 31, shared the joyous news via Twitter, writing: “AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I’m having a baby!” Accompanying his tweet was Perlongo’s post entitled, “‘Pregnant? You’re Keeping It? Ew.’ and Other Reactions,” leading with a photo of Schulman holding her arm as a doctor performs an ultrasound.
In the post, Perlongo spares no details, revealing that she was high on a pot gummy when she took a pregnancy test. “Hi. My name is Laura Perlongo and I’m pregnant accidentally on purpose,” she wrote. “Here’s what happened… It was a low-key Saturday night in February. I had taken a gummy with my boyfriend. Well, I guess first I had condom-less, birth control-free sex where the white stuff got inside the vaginal pocket, but a couple weeks later I ate marijuana in the form of candy.”
Perlongo says it was in that moment she decided to take a pregnancy test — which came up with two lines, meaning she’s pregnant. “That’s more than one line. And I’m 30. I have 15 years of urine-on-stick experience. There was no digging out instructions or googling necessary. No franticly peeing on more tests to confirm a result,” she recalled. “We had talked about wanting kids and had pulled the goalie maybe half-a-time-once but weren’t necessarily expecting this news, THE NEWS.”
The expectant mom says reality sunk in after the weed wore off. “I knew right away I wanted this baby. I was strong. I was smart. I was full of love. I COULD DO THIS!” she shared. “I was confident I’d be great. Nev was confident he would be great. HE COULD DO THIS! Sure we’d only been dating long-distance 7 months (with a break in August) but we were optimistic and in love. It felt as good a time as ever. (And who knows if/when there would ever be a ‘better’ time.) We were excited.”
Perlongo continued, “I’m writing this because I believe baby-making times are strange for the growing population of girls like me,” she noted. “To make a long letter short, Nev and I certainly have no idea what we’re doing, we just know we’re doing something we want to be doing. Hopefully we don’t suck at it or turn into know-it-all zombies. Mainly we’re just really happy and excited.”
Schulman followed up with another photo of himself kissing her on the forehead at the hospital. “IT’S A GIRL!,” he wrote on Instagram. “No words can capture the excitement and joy I feel about becoming a father. I am so in love with you @el_peego and thank you for giving me this incredible gift. You inspire and excite me every day.”
Schulman is proof that life can change dramatically in one year. In an exclusive interview with Us Weekly in March 2015, the MTV host revealed that he was single at the time but not fishing for love on online dating apps. “I’m single,” he said to Us at the time. “I have never been on or used any dating websites. I’ve been in relationships for a long time, and maybe it’s just because I’ve met wonderful women offline.”
He and Perlongo made their red carpet debut last September at the NYC premiere of The Intern.
Schulman was famously catfished in 2009 by Angela Wesselman, a woman who was posing as a person named Megan on Facebook. The entire relationship was fabricated by Wesselman to lure in Schulman, who then detailed his experience in his famous 2010 documentary. Catfish was such a success that it subsequently birthed a popular MTV series of the same name.
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