Jessi Cruickshank and her husband Evan Gatica are going to be parents – times two! The Goods host shared the happy news with Hello! Canada, adding that her first pregnancy has brought her even closer to her idol. ”I mean, I’m having twins so... I’m basically Beyoncé,” joked the star, who is one of the "Formation" singer's biggest fans.
The 34-year-old tells us that she was shocked to learn that she had two babies on the way. "We went in for our first ultra sound, my husband and I saw our baby, heard its heartbeat, and thought that was it. Then the doctor gasped, exclaimed, 'Oh my!' and panned over to a second baby just hanging out in there," she explains, adding, "My husband looked at me and said “we’re having twins!” I looked back and said “I am Beyoncé!” And while the ecstatic parents-to-be can't wait to welcome their little ones later this summer, Jessi admits they are "slightly terrified."
Jessi celebrated her pregnancy by paying tribute to Beyonce's iconic bump-baring portrait. Seated under a floral arch, the Vancouver native proudly cups her growing tummy while channeling the singer right down to the pose and tinted-tulle veil.
Hello! was with Jessi and Evan when they tied the knot back in 2014 at Big Daddy’s Antiques in California. The picture-perfect ceremony was nine years in the making after the redheaded beauty met her future husband in New York (Evan helped her put together her winning audition tape for MTV Canada.)
Jessi married her long-time love in a stunning backless dress with vintage metal paillettes by Mark Zunino. "I think from the beginning I’ve known that he was special," she told Hello! at the time. "We have the most fun together. I’ve never laughed harder than I have when I’m with him. We have a very equal partnership in that we both contribute equally to all facets of our relationship." That formula is sure to come in handy as they navigate their journey into parenthood.