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Proud parents-to-be, Tanika Ray and fiance, TV producer P. Frank Williams, have kept their relationships under the radar. "I've always been just private about all my stuff," she says. "Funny, considering I get exposed to everybody else's stuff and my stuff's quiet."
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Tanika's friends Nikki Martin (left) and Melissa Dishell (far right) co-hosted the brunch. Amna Plummer Mays is a friend from Spelman.
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VH1's Janell Snowden was there to celebrate Tanika's baby bunch.
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Tanika says she has about 40 names mulling about in her head. "It's a big thing to name a child." she says. "[My baby's] probably going to be nameless for the first day until I look at her in the eyes and I'm like, 'okay, this is the name that fits.'"
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Guests were asked to write messages for "little nugget."
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HGTV's Danielle Colding and former ESSENCE fashion director Agnes Cammock celebrate Tanika's baby brunch.
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Tanika's girlfriends from Spelman College—Nicole Lee, Amna Plummer Mays, Nikki Martin, and Nia Phillips—flew in for the special day.
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"I'm not a typical baby shower girl," says Tanika. "[My friends] knew I didn't want any baby shower games. I just wanted to have a room full of people that I adore and love from the different walks of my life. It was like, 'Tanika Ray, this is your life.'"
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Tanika and her friend, Bridget Lindsey.
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Guests enjoyed cocktails, and some mocktails for the mom-to-be.
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The glowing mom-to-be expects to meet her bundle of joy in June. Before then, she's planning two more events for the baby, including a celebration with her godmothers.
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