Lala Kent Announces She Is Pregnant, Expecting Her Second Baby: 'I'm Expanding My Pod'

Kent revealed the big news on Instagram Sunday, sharing a photo of her baby bump

<p>Getty;Lala Kent/Instagram</p> Lala Kent shares a photo of her pregnant belly as she poses with her daughter Ocean

Getty;Lala Kent/Instagram

Lala Kent shares a photo of her pregnant belly as she poses with her daughter Ocean

Lala Kent's family is growing!

The Vanderpump Rules star, 33, announced on Sunday that she is expecting her second baby. She shared the happy news on Instagram, declaring in the caption of her post, "I'm expanding my pod."

She included a black-and-white photo showing a close-up of her pregnant belly as she stood next to her 2-year-old daughter, Ocean, whom she shares with ex Randall Emmett.

Related: Lala Kent Says Fertility Journey to Give Her Daughter a Sibling Is Going 'Full Steam Ahead' (Exclusive)

A second photo captured the mother-daughter duo posing with two bottles of vitamins next to them on a counter. "A @maryruthorganics cheers to a new addition to my little family," Kent added.

The comment section of the post was filled with well-wishes for the expectant mom, including a "Congratulations" from fellow Bravo star Heather Dubrow.

<p> Lala Kent/Instagram</p> Lala Kent and her daughter Ocean

Lala Kent/Instagram

Lala Kent and her daughter Ocean

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In January, the Give Them Lala podcast host opened up to PEOPLE about her desire to give her daughter a sibling.

"I think Ocean is going to freak out when another baby comes into the mix because she's obsessed with babies and I think she's going to be extremely hands-on," Kent said at the time.

When asked where she is in her fertility journey, Kent teased, "We're into the journey! We're actually hauling ass full-steam ahead."

A few weeks later, Kent told Cosmopolitan that she had begun the process of conceiving a second baby via intrauterine insemination (IUI) — a treatment where sperm is surgically placed in a uterus to fertilize an egg.

Noting that she had friends who went through the process but were in "cookie-cutter relationships," the reality TV star — who is single and going through the process with a donor — said "when I had my life go in a very different direction, I knew I wanted more kids."

"It was such a strange thing that was happening because everyone would tell me, 'You're going to find somebody.' And I got to thinking, 'Why does my wanting more children need to involve another person?'"

The reality star shared she decided to go with IUI because she wanted to take control of her situation.

"I will not gamble on me having my child," she says. "And I just don't think that finding a partner and falling in love with someone has anything to do with bringing a child into the world."

Now, Kent's biggest piece of advice for other women is to bet on themselves.

"If you want children and are only waiting for 'that person' to come into your life, let's talk about a different route that we can take. It's 2024! There are many ways to have a baby, and you don't need a man to do it," she said.

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