Wedding crasher! Ali Fedotowsky won’t just be welcoming her second child with husband Kevin Manno in May. The Bachelorette alum will also be walking down the aisle — again! The TV personality is a bridesmaid in her brother-in-law’s wedding and, understandably, is nervous that she will go into labor at the nuptials.
“Luckily we don’t have to fly to go to the wedding, the wedding is nearby so we can drive, but it’s mid-May,” Fedotowsky, 33, exclusively tells Us Weekly. “My doctor keeps telling me that there’s a chance because Molly was eight days early and with your second baby you tend to be even earlier than the first one. So she’s like, ‘Look, be prepared for that water to break. There’s a chance that could happen.’”
The reality star luckily got through one hurdle already, though — the dreaded bridesmaid dress shopping trip. “When [Jill] was picking out bridesmaid dresses I was like, ‘I’ll wear whatever you want me to, it’s your wedding, but just keep in mind… I will look a little bit interesting in certain styles. In certain styles my chest is going to be a lot bigger, my belly. Everything is going to be bigger!’” she recalls. Fedotowsky was “terrified” during the process, but the bride-to-be ended up picking a gown perfect for maternity.
Fedotowsky and Manno, 34, who have yet to reveal the gender of baby No. 2, are already parents of 17-month-old daughter Molly. The couple met following her 2010 stint on the ABC series, but she couldn’t be more grateful for all those rose ceremonies.
As for if she’d allow her children to appear on the franchise? “In a heartbeat,” she tells Us. “By the time they would be able to go on the show they’ll be 18 so it’s not really my choice at that point. But I would support it 100 percent. It changed my life for the better, brought me opportunities that I never would have had without the show.”
She adds: “I would trust them 100 percent to do it and encourage them. At the end of the day I never would have met Kevin if it wasn’t for the show because we ended up meeting on a TV show later on that I wouldn’t have been on if it wasn’t for The Bachelorette. So I really couldn’t tell [Molly] ‘don’t do it’ because she wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for the show.”
For now, however, Fedotowsky is enjoying every moment she shares with Molly — and stocking up on holiday presents with the help of the Chase Marriott Rewards Credit Card. “When you’re buying all these gifts and doing all these purchases for entertaining you get points back and then you can use those points for a free stay at a Marriott hotel, which is the best gift you can give yourself,” she tells Us. “I would say that this little baby in my belly is [also] getting presents under the tree … We like to plan so we’ve definitely been buying little things.”
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