kelly my li going to be a mom!
the ostentatious empire The star, film producer and businesswoman is pregnant and expecting her first baby with her boyfriend, she exclusively reveals to PEOPLE.
While being pregnant was already part of their plan, the news still came as a shock to the couple who currently live in two different cities.
“When we found out, it was actually a bit of a shock. He lives in San Francisco, I live in LA, so when my period didn’t come, the monthly visit didn’t come. So we went and got Clearblue, the pregnancy test,” says Mi Li, 37.
“We talked before we had kids, but we were going to start trying [at] before the end of the year,” she explains. “So we actually bought a bunch of Clearblue ovulation tests earlier so I’d start to get used to using it, but we didn’t really think it was going to happen that fast because I’m a little worried because I’m 36 years old, just turned 37…so I wanted to take an ovulation test and get it on a monthly rhythm…”
She continues: “I’m very much in denial. A lot of times when I get tested for covid, I’m like, is that really two lines? But with Clearblue, because if you’re pregnant, I was like, ‘I’m reading this, right? So that it was really shocking but honestly, we’re so grateful and blessed… To this day, I still feel like it’s so surreal.”
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Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test”provides clear digital results in words(‘Pregnant’ or ‘Not Pregnant’), which means there are no lines of interpretation, according to the company, noting that its test is “over 99% accurate in detecting pregnancy from the day of your expected period.” .* (Disclaimer: >99% accurate in detecting typical pregnancy hormone levels. Please note that hormone levels vary.)
During season 3 of ostentatious empireMy Li was on a search for love, and her best friend set her up on a date. kane lim who secretly created a profile for Mi Li on a dating app. Despite going on a few dates throughout the season, she did not end up in a relationship with any of the men.
However, when the season aired on Netflix last month, Mi Li told PEOPLE that she had already found the love of her life.
“When we film the season, it takes a while to come out,” he shares. “So it’s funny when the season came out, we actually already celebrated our anniversary, our first anniversary.”
Happily in a relationship, she is now also delighted to have found the right partner to start the next chapter of her life.
“I’m very excited. I think it’s more excitement than nervousness because at first, obviously, when you find out, you’re in shock. But then it’s really [the] excitement and then nerves and I’m very, very happy and very grateful to have such a strong support system,” she tells PEOPLE.
“My boyfriend is amazing. I literally couldn’t ask for a better partner in this. And obviously, I have to show him off every chance I get. Great dad and obviously my mom, grandma, they’ll be able to help me out a bit more as well. “he adds. “And I have really good friends around me, so I’m really thankful for this trip.”
In an exclusive video of Mi Li, her mother is also delighted to hear the exciting news with the reality star telling PEOPLE, “I was so surprised.”
“Because I don’t even think she knows how to react. My boyfriend was filming at the time and I got really emotional. Even as she was opening up, I was already crying and I think I was pretty much in shock because she’s been trying to tell me that basically have children for 10 years,” adds Mi Li.
To learn more about parenting, he had been preparing by “watching more YouTube.”
“And also my friends who have been there for me are trying to give me information. But there’s so much information out there, I’m trying not to get too overwhelmed and I try to take it one step at a time,” she explains. .
As a mom-to-be, her current cravings include: “Spicy food and sweet food.”
“That’s really it,” she says. “I don’t normally have sugar cravings, but I do crave sugar from left to right, and then obviously spicy. I’ve always liked spicy food, but I just… want to eat spicy and I want to eat sweet.” .”
Looking ahead, Mi Li tells PEOPLE that “building a future and building a family” with her boyfriend is what excites her the most.
“Because I feel that being a mother is an experience in a woman’s life that cannot be replaced with anything else,” she says. “And I’m really excited and I’m ready to experience that part of my journey and my life and that’s it. I don’t know what to expect, but I think it’s going to be good.” ”