Brittany Cartwright is ready for another baby. On February 25, 2023, the former “Vanderpump Rules” star answered fans’ questions on her Instagram story and revealed that, as far as she’s concerned, she should be pregnant already.
Cartwright welcomed her first child, Cruz Michael Cauchi, with husband Jax Taylor in April 2021.
When a fan asked, “When is Cruz getting a sibling?” Cartwright wrote, “If it’s up to me, as soon as Jax gets back lol.”
Several fans reacted to Cartwright’s revelation with comments on an Instagram photo of the reality star kissing her husband of nearly four years.
“Let the baby-making commence!” one fan commented.
“awwwww #2 will be on the way soon we think,” another fan wrote.
Brittany Cartwright Always Knew She Wanted More Children
Cartwright has often said she wanted more than one child. Shortly after she gave birth to Cruz, she told E! News she wanted three children. “Jax has always said two, but as soon as we had Cruz he said we could have as many as I want,” she dished. “So we will probably end up with three.”
In June 2022, she told “Betches Moms” podcast she was “definitely” ready for Baby No. 2 “soon” because she wanted her children to grow up together. “I want my kids to be close enough in age where they can go to school together and be friends together and not hate each other too much,” she explained.
The following month, Taylor addressed the topic in a Q&A with fans. “We’re definitely going to have another baby. We’re just kinda waiting a little bit,” he said in July, per E! News. Taylor added he wanted to wait a year or so before trying for baby No. 2 because Cruz was at a “fun” age and they wanted to enjoy that time with him.
Three Other “Vanderpump Rules” Moms Have Talked About Plans For More Babies
Baby Cruz was born during a “Vanderpump Rules” baby boom. In January 2021, ex-cast members Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark kicked off the trend by welcoming their baby girl, Hartford Charlie Rose Clark. Lala Kent and former fiancé Randall Emmett had daughter, Ocean, in March of that year, and Scheana Shay and Brock Davies welcomed their daughter Summer Moon Honey Davies, in April 2021.
On an episode of her “Straight Up with Stassi” podcast in December 2022, Schroeder revealed that her goal for 2023 was to expand her family. “The main thing I hope for in 2023 is I really want to have a baby,” she said. “I always knew I wanted a big family. … I want to have as many kids as I can have.”
According to BravoTV.com, Kent, who is currently involved in a bitter custody battle with Emmett, said that she hopes to become pregnant in 2023 too, but that she plans to use a sperm donor.
“I’m thinking around the summertime I’ll start, like, trying to get pregnant,” Kent teased in November 2022, adding that she already consulted a fertility specialist who she said told her the process can be facilitated quickly.
“‘You literally pick, pay, it arrives the next day, and you could come in and get it done,'” Kent said the specialist told her. “Like, it’s very, very fast.”
Meanwhile, Shay told Us Weekly that although she would like another child, she is hesitant to get pregnant again after experiencing complications while delivering Summer. After the difficult delivery, Shay was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening form of preeclampsia that causes high blood pressure, elevated liver enzymes, and low blood platelet counts, according to The Preeclampsia Foundation.
“I’ll be turning my eggs into embryos and considering a surrogate, considering adopting or considering taking our chances,” Shay said in late 2021. But in February 2023, Shay told E! News she had no plans to add another baby to her family “anytime soon.”
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