Shemar Moore Reveals He's Going to Be a Dad: "Here Comes the Best Part of My Life"

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Shemar Moore is going to be a dad! In an exclusive clip from his appearance on "The Jennifer Hudson Show" (which airs on Jan. 26), the former "Criminal Minds" star shared that he's expecting his first child. Ahead of the episode, Moore announced the news in an Instagram video shared on Jan. 9, where he reveals he's having a baby girl. "Mama's smiling from Heaven 🕊️ . . . Miracles happen," he wrote in the caption. "Here comes the BEST part of my life ❤️‍🔥."

Moore's girlfriend, actor and influencer Jesiree Dizon, also appeared in the Instagram video announcement. "I honestly just want whatever is healthy, happy," she says in the clip. "I'm just so excited for this portion of our life together, and it's going to be amazing." According to the couple, their daughter will be named Frankie.

Moore, 52, revealed that his announcement was even more emotional because the baby is due on Feb. 8 — three years to the day after his mother, Marilyn Joan Wilson-Moore, died. "I was worried for a while that maybe that ship had sailed kind of thing, and, you know, God had my back and things lined up," he told Hudson. "My life is pretty grand but I know once God does call my name, once I get this experience, I'll be able to go to heaven whole."