Former Miss America Deidre Downs Expecting First Child

Former Miss America Deidre Downs is Expecting First Child With Wife Abbott Jones


The former catwalk queen said that she and her wife both went through the egg retrieval process; but test results showed that her eggs weren’t in great shape, so her partner’s, fortunately, had to be used. According to her: “….So, I have been on the sidelines.”

Deidre and Abbott spoke in an interview with Pregnantish, recounting their experiences with the procedure. 

“It becomes overwhelming, but it is entertaining. Some of the [egg] banks will give you a donor who’s a celebrity look-alike, which was amusing,” Deidre recounted.


For Abbott; 

“I will say, when we were looking at donors, my goal was to find someone as close to Deidre as possible.

“But when you marry Miss America who is a doctor, there’s not really anyone like her. So it was tough.

“We got our first, very faint, pink line on the at-home pregnancy test on December 23. Everyone was just jumping up and down and excited.”


Deidre added:

“I feel very fortunate. Abbott was fully prepared that it might take several tries.

“I hope people see there are many ways to build a family. If you are gay, straight, in a relationship or not in one, there are many ways to make that happen.”


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