The pregnancy was a surprise for the 37-year-old actress and Stanford University assistant professor.
“Planning our wedding has been so exciting, but when we found out we were expecting, our perspective shifted completely,” Ali told Yahoo. ““We want our ceremony to really celebrate our newest blessing!”
Ali and Rasberry met a year and a half ago when she decided to try online dating.
“Vaughn and I met on eHarmony!” she revealed. “It was my first time dating online. We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. And then, of course, met.”
So how did the proposal go down?
“He took me on a 45-minute hike in the Redwoods [in Yosemite, California], which he knows I absolutely love,” Ali shared. “And proposed in the most picturesque clearing. Just the two of us. It was so thoughtful and perfect. We’re best friends.”
Tatyana Ali and Dr. Vaughn Rasberry are expected to marry in late summer.