Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson and his fiancee Sharelle Rosado are expecting their first child together. The celebrity couple shares the news exclusively with PEOPLE.
“It was shocking,” Rosado tells the press. “I think I was crying and laughing at the same time,” the celebrity says. Sharelle learned of her expectancy while on the set of her new show, Selling Tampa, which follows her company Allure Realty, an all-Black, all-female real estate firm in Florida.
‘I just can’t wait,” Rosado shares. “It’s actually going by so fast,” she explains. “I found out I was pregnant while we were filming, so time is flying. It doesn’t even seem like it’s been that long.”
This will be Sharelle Rosado’s fourth child. Chad Johnson fathers eight kids. “I always wanted a big family,” Rosado tells PEOPLE. “So I think with this last one, she’s just the perfect number to finish it off,” the Dancing With the Stars contestant adds.
Sharelle Rosado is a veteran who continues to glean from military life. The founder and CEO of Allure Realty understands the value of self-control. “Being in the military, it’s always taught me to have bearings,” Rosado shares. “I incorporate my military bearings into Allure,” she adds. “They know I’m the boss and I don’t tolerate anything,” Rosado explains. “If it gets out of hand, I don’t even have to raise my voice. I give them a look and that stern voice comes on. They know it’s a time and a place for everything.”
The business sector has treated Rosado well. Now, the executive is ready to test out her wings in the world of entertainment.
“I think I was born for this,” Rosado says when discussing her venture into television. “I have a story to tell,” she adds. “I feel like it’s going to help somebody out there, some teenager that went through what I went through. Some female veteran that went through what I went through. I’m telling the story and it’s going to help benefit a lot of people. This is only the beginning.”
You can catch Sharelle Rosado and Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson in the new Netflix series Selling Tampa. The couple is expecting their first child together to arrive in the coming months.
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