“Below Deck,” the OG series, premiered for season 10, but fans are still stuck with the surprise pregnancy of Dani from “Below Deck Sailing Yacht.” After giving up on yachting, the “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” star, Dani Soares, had to take up the role of a mother. On 24th April 2021, the reality star uploaded a photo of her with a baby bump on her Instagram that subtly led to the announcement of her pregnancy. This was her first child, which was supposed to be happy news. But why did it become so controversial?
During an interview with Daily Mail Australia, she revealed why she decided to wait so long about publicizing her pregnancy. She explained, “I was trying to hold onto it a little. It’s such a personal thing,” “But I’m very relieved that it’s out there and everybody knows about it.”
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After considerable thought, it was revealed that the baby’s father, Jean-Luc Cerza-Lanaux, was not active in the scene during pregnancy. And that changed a lot of dynamics. So, did the father of Dani’s child finally get to admit it? We have the overall news you want to learn about so desperately.
“Below Deck Sailing Yacht” Dani Shared About Her Pregnancy Journey
The now-retired stewardess shocked all the fans when she revealed her pregnancy almost halfway through the “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” Season 2. She announced the news only a few weeks before welcoming her baby girl. Only a few of her close castmates, Alli Dore and chef Natasha De Bourg knew about the pregnancy.
But when the news of her expecting a baby was revealed, the fans quickly got to work to learn about the child’s father. Well, it promptly hinted at Dani’s fling with deckhand Jean-Luc Cerza Lanaux and fans was convinced he was the baby’s father.
Soares, 33, and Cerza-Lanaux, 26, never spoke publicly about the father’s identity. But Dani stated about sharing the details in the special episode of “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.” And she stood by her promise.
Dani revealed that her child’s father “doesn’t want to have anything to do with it” and “thinks it’s not his child.” This heartbreaking truth made all the fans question Cerza-Lanaux’s true character. Soon Dani gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in May without her father on the side. She named her Lily Rose, and there weren’t many details available from the father’s child.
Jean-Luc Cerza-Lanaux Confirms That He Is The Father of Dani’s Child
Almost eight months passed, and not a single word came from the child’s father. Meanwhile, Dani has shared in interviews how Lily became her most significant support, and she wouldn’t have survived the battle if it was not for her. Lily-Rose changed her life for good; her daughter is her most significant possession.
But after eight long months, Cerza-Lanaux claimed that Lily-Rose was his daughter. He wrote a lengthy Instagram post in early 2022 to share his view on the situation. The deckhand clarified that he intentionally remained silent on social media because he needed to focus on his mental health. He had taken an international DNA test and was proud to announce that he was the father of Lily Rose. Jean-Luc wanted to continue his 2022 on a positive note and the news of his daughter made him look forward to a positive aspect of life.
The shoot Daenerys being pregnant to whatever that season was changed everything #GOT was for to promote Jon Snow as a hero and Dany as the mad queen and ended up messing the entire series https://t.co/B8ySsOUuvt
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He also stated, “Dani and I have been working and communicating together to the best of our ability, given Dani is a full-time mother and worker, and I being gone for extended periods not knowing when I will step back on land. This is imperative for the sake of our daughter as she needs both parents in her life”.
Jean-Luc clarified that he would not provide any further clarification on his behalf. Moreover, he is extremely grateful to his friends and family for supporting him in the crisis.
“Below Deck Sailing Yacht” fans are delighted to see Lily finally having his father’s identity. The new addition to the “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” family is joyous. Hopefully, we will be able to see her in the upcoming seasons of “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” if only Dani agrees to return. Do you think that Dani will come back yet again?
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