Vanessa Simmons Reveals Rev Run’s Reaction to Her Pregnancy

We told you yesterday about Rev Run’s daughter Vanessa Simmons and her pregnancy announcement with long-time boyfriend Mike Wayans.


Vanessa Simmons is a self-proclaimed daddy’s girl. So imagine her nerves when she had to tell her famous dad, hip-hop legend Rev. Run, that she was pregnant without being married to boyfriend Mike Wayans.

“There’s this whole idea of first comes the marriage then the baby carriage so I was so nervous,” she tells “But my dad was actually really excited because this is the first grandchild for my family.”

“I think somewhere deep inside he was kinda like, ‘When am I going to experience that part of life?’” “Of course he wants us to get married, but for now he was like, ‘We’re gonna figure this out. Just be happy and have a healthy pregnancy. I’m behind you a hundred percent.’” Simmons says her father’s encouragement “meant the world” to her.