Adrienne Bailon helped surrogate mother give birth to son Ever at home birth

Adrienne Bailon played a hands-on role in the birth of her son Ever via surrogate last month.

“I really got a chance to take him out,” the former “Real” co-host, 38, told Entertainment Tonight in an interview published Wednesday.

The “Cheetah Girls” star and her husband, Israel Houghton, wanted to give their surrogate the “support” of a home birth, with Bailon’s mother and sister also in the room.

“Literally tucked in a room right behind us was my niece [and Houghton’s] daughter, so they met him within minutes of his birth,” she added.

“Of course, with COVID protocols and all that stuff, you’re limited to how many people can be in the room [at a hospital]’ Bailon explained to the outlet. “You don’t have those restrictions with a home birth.”

Adrienne Bailon, Israel Houghton and son Ever
Ever was born in August.

As soon as Ever arrived, the new mom had skin-to-skin contact with the baby, a key moment saved in a “cringy” video.

“You don’t think ‘Oh, what do I look like?'” the actress recalled. “So when I looked back, I literally said over and over, ‘I love you so much, I love you so much, I love you so much.'”

Bailon surprised her Instagram followers with the birth of her son in a post in August.

“We’ve been praying quietly for the past 9 months while we’re on this most magnificent secret,” the Daytime Emmy winner wrote in black and white photos at the time.

Adrienne Bailon, Israel Houghton and son Ever
Ever is Houghton’s fifth child and Bailon’s first.

“Thankful to God, to our angel surrogate, and to all our friends and family who have been with us on this journey for over 5 years.”

While Bailon is the stepmother to Houghton’s four children, she struggled to conceive children of her own, underwent eight rounds of in vitro fertilization and suffered multiple miscarriages.

The “dream” of the “Masked Singer” alum is to carry a baby. She announced on Wednesday that she will have the chance with five embryos left.

“That’s my hope,” said Bailon, who married Houghton in 2016. “That’s the goal and I haven’t given up on it.”

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