show host Romaine Patterson revealed on the air Friday that
she and her partner are having a baby. Patterson, cohost of
the Derek & Romaine Show on Sirius Satellite
Radio's OutQ stream, will carry the baby, due in July.
mother accidentally spilled the beans Friday during an
on-air press conference before Patterson could
announce the news herself.
partner, Iris, joined the broadcast to share the news. The
pair chose to use a sperm bank to "father" the baby.
"We saw a few
pictures of how the donors look now, but we mainly
saw pictures of them when they were babies or
children," Patterson said. "We had a lot of criteria.
We wanted a very smart child."
was 17 weeks' pregnant at the time of the press
conference, said she will take her maternity leave in July
and that pregnancy issues are already beginning
to take their toll.
"I have cravings
all the time, and I get cravings even during the
show," she said. "Prenatal vitamins make you constipated!"
She and Iris plan
to deliver the child at an undisclosed hospital in
New York. Patterson warned Iris that she will
carry the next baby they have together. (The