Actor Shemar Moore has long been a favorite among fans. Although he often seemed the quintessential bachelor, reality painted a different picture.

Becoming a father was something the actor hadn’t initially considered, but at 52, he embraced a long-held dream.

Just a few weeks ago, Shemar Moore joyfully shared that he was set to become a first-time dad. He revealed this wonderful news during his appearance on Jennifer Hudson’s talk show.

“I’m Shemar Moore, and at 52 and a half, I have some news,” he said, catching Jennifer Hudson’s attention with a smile.

“In just three days, on February 8th, it marks the anniversary of my mother’s passing. She’s now watching over me from above. And on this date, I’ll be realizing one of her dreams – I’m about to become a father,” he continued.

Shemar’s mother, Marilyn Joan Wilson-Moore, departed on February 8, 2020, after a prolonged battle with multiple sclerosis.

Jennifer Hudson was visibly taken aback by the revelation. “That’s quite the announcement,” she responded. “Your mother would be beaming with pride from the heavens.”

After sharing the news, he was visibly elated about the upcoming journey of fatherhood. “I had moments of doubt, thinking perhaps it was too late for me,” he shared. “But the universe had other plans, and everything fell into place. Life has been kind, and experiencing fatherhood will complete my journey before I meet the heavens.”

Later, he shared a video from the gender reveal party, celebrating the moment with his partner, Jesiree Dizon, on Instagram.

Moore has always been vocal about his aspiration to start a family. In a 2017 interview, he expressed, “I’ve always yearned to be a devoted father and husband. I want a partner to share life’s ups and downs. I aim to keep growing and to embrace every new chapter in my personal life.”

And now his desire has come true. Sources confirmed that he welcomed his fiancée Jesiree Dizon and his daughter.

And of course, the proud papa was quick to post his bundle of joy’s picture on social media.

He posted a sweet shot of him holding his baby girl with the caption, “FRANKIE MOORE!!!! BABY GIRL in da building!!!” he captioned the pic. “Born January 24… at 3:38pm…. 7.1 Pounds… 20 inches…. 10 fingers n 10 toes… Already THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!!”

He continued, “I’m a Girl Daddy!!!! HOLY S**T!!! DREAMS COME TRUE!!” Moore continued. “Grandma Marilyn is in heaven puff puff passing, drinking her wine, and doing her happy dance… I LOVE and MISS YOU everyday Mom.”

He ended the post with, “Frankie is gonna grow up to be a KILLA!!! Watch out World, here comes ‘Frankie Muthaf**kin Moore’!!!!”

Moore was born in Oakland, California, the son of Marilyn Wilson, a teacher, and Sherrod Moore.[1] Moore’s father was African-American and his mother, who was born in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, was of Irish and French-Canadian descent.

His mother, who had a degree in mathematics, worked as a teacher in Bahrain and Denmark. Moore moved with her to Denmark as an infant, and then to Bahrain when he was four, where he attended a British private school until the age of seven. His grandmother is from Quebec City, Canada.[5] Moore cites civil unrest, interracial relationships being taboo, and racism in the U.S. in the 1970s as part of the reason his mother moved abroad with him.[4]

Returning to the U.S. in 1977, the family moved to Chico, California, where his mother worked at a clinic, before later moving to Palo Alto. A gifted and talented child, Moore attended The Nueva School in Hillsborough, California before graduating from Gunn High School in Palo Alto.[6][4]

Moore was awarded an athletic scholarship to attend Santa Clara University where he played varsity baseball as both a pitcher and an outfielder all four years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a minor in Theater Arts