• Fri, Sep 9 2011

Rachel Zoe Tells World That She Cried For A Week After Finding Out She Was Having A Boy

When people are pregnant, it’s no secret that sometimes, they harbor quiet preferences for a boy or a girl.

But usually, they have the tact to answer the question about what gender they’re hoping for by lying and saying, “Oh, we just hope the baby is healthy!”

We all know that the answer is bullshit, but the reason people say it is because they don’t want to seem like an asshole. If you say you want a girl and then you have a boy, someone out there will know that you’re disappointed, and maybe someday, somehow, your kid will find out. Unlikely, but that’s the fear (I imagine).

But what if you’re semi-famous, and you have your own reality show, and you decide to announce on national television that you cried for weeks when you found out you were having a boy? Well, then you’re a huge asshole! And you’re also Rachel Zoe. According to the Daily Mail:

Celebrity fashion stylist Rachel Zoe has revealed she ‘cried for a week’ after discovering she was having a boy…

‘I always had this plan in my mind that I was gonna have this little baby girl,’ Rachel said during an interview on the show.

‘I found out I was having a boy, and I did cry for a week. Or two. Maybe even three.’

Yeah. That’s not cool. Keep some things to yourself, Zoe. Chances are that your kid will eventually see that episode, and think you’re a jerk, and guess what? He’ll be right.

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  • Christina

    I get your point, but I think It’s fair to say honestly, that you preferred a girl. That doesn’t mean that you don’t love the child you have, it just means that you always envisioned yourself having a girl and therefore was a bit shocked when you found out you where having a boy.

    I always envisioned myself going to college now, but I don’t. I have a job, that I love. Although I’m not doing what I always thought I would be doing at this point in my life, that doesn’t mean that I don’t live what I’m doing at the moment.

  • Christina

    I get your point, but I think It’s fair to say honestly, that you preferred a girl. That doesn’t mean that you don’t love the child you have, it just means that you always envisioned yourself having a girl and therefore was a bit shocked when you found out you where having a boy.

    I always envisioned myself going to college now, but I don’t. I have a job, that I love. Although I’m not doing what I always thought I would be doing at this point in my life, that doesn’t mean that I don’t love what I’m doing at the moment.

    • Canaduck

      I have to disagree with you. If I were her son and read about her telling the world that she wanted a girl so much that she cried for weeks, I would feel pretty shitty.

      Case in point: when I was born, my father apparently said something like, “Oh no, a girl!” My mother (rather foolishly) told me when I was older, and it was a real blow to my self-esteem. It still bothers me to some level to this day. What made things worse was that I eventually did get a brother, and my father always treated him much better than he treated my sister and I. (I don’t think he really meant to, but it was very obvious.)

      The point is that finding out that your gender was a disappointment to one of your parents can feel pretty awful. Announcing to the entire world that discovering the gender of your unborn child made you cry for weeks is a terrible thing to do to said child.

  • Kate

    At age 8, I insisted through my mother’s entire pregnancy that my little brother would be a girl, despite the fact that they had his sex confirmed at the doctor’s office. I picked out names, made plans, and just KNEW I was going to have a little sister.

    Of course, my little brother was indeed a boy. I had spent the night at a friend’s house the night my mom went into labor, so when my dad picked me up, he told me. I said, “It’s a boy, isn’t it!” and burst into tears. My family teases me about it sometimes, but my little brother knows I love him.

    I’d guess that this is just a grown up version of that. Of course Rachel Zoe wanted a girl… have you ever watched her show? I’m certain the kid would have figured that out at some point, anyways. Her husband is probably overjoyed, though.