Fox News personality Jesse Watters announced Monday that he and his wife are expecting a second child.
Watters said his wife Emma is five months’ pregnant with a girl, the Daily Caller reported.
Jesse Watters having another child
He broke the news during a bubbly segment of The Five in front of a backdrop that read, “Watters’ World gets bigger!”, a play on the name of Watters’ old show Watters’ World. Watters, who now hosts Jesse Watters Primetime, said the baby is due in April.
“She’s five months along, which I think is halfway through,” Watters said. “And she looks fantastic, you can’t even tell that she’s pregnant.”
Watters was congratulated on the baby and ribbed by his fellow The Five panelists, with Greg Gutfeld quipping that Watters should allow the child to choose its own gender.
“We assign gender at birth in our family,” Watters said. “And we usually get it right.”
Watters began an affair with Emma DiGiovine, a former Fox News producer, while he was still married to ex-wife Noelle Inguagiato. The Fox Host has twin girls from his previous marriage, and welcomed a third child, Jesse Jr., with DiGiovine last year.
The Fox host said that he and his wife can’t pick a name for their new baby, prompting some extended banter. After Watters said his wife has “vetoed” Jessica, Gutfeld joked that Watters, known for his egocentric persona, could name his daughter after himself since Jesse is a “genderfluid” name.
“I’m beginning to think you’re thinking I’m egotistical, Greg. What gave you that idea?” Watters replied. “Thank you very much for your warm regards, Greg. You will be babysitting whether you like it or not.”
The hosts questioned why the baby can’t be named Emma Junior, leaving co-host Jeanine Pirro to say that that naming conventions derive from a time when women were treated like property.
“This conversation’s taking a very political turn,” an amused Watters said.
A change of heart
Watters, who is known for his arch commentary, previously said that he changed his mind on paternity leave following the birth of his son Jesse.
“Now I am pro-paternity. I used to mock people for taking paternity, I used to think it was a big ruse, but now, ya know, I wish I could take six weeks,” he said at the time.
The Fox host concluded Monday’s segment by asking whether he should go on leave, joking that he may not have a job when it’s over.