angelea preston antm Angelea Preston of 'ANTM' is married and pregnant with a baby boyAngelea Preston was rather shockingly disqualified from the fall 2011 “America’s Next Top Model” All-Star edition at the Top 3, with the show remaining mum as to exactly why. Preston was widely rumored to have been the winner and was disqualified for having blabbed about it.

But now she’s making headlines for a new reason – she’s married and pregnant! Around Christmastime, Preston discovered she and boyfriend Eric Brown were expecting, so they tied the knot February 24 and their baby boy is due sometime this summer.

“I feel very blessed,” Preston tells US Weekly. “I feel like Eric is more than just my partner — I feel like he’s my best friend. He’s someone I can depend on. I just love him and he’s just so sexy to me . . . But it’s so much more than the physical; we have a deeper connection, and I really love that.”

Preston previously gave birth to daughter Giavonna Anchell in 2003, but she was born three months premature and very sadly only survived 23 days.

“I do tend to worry [about this pregnancy], just for the simple fact that my daughter was premature and she did pass away, so there’s a lot of nervousness,” says Preston. “I feel that with this pregnancy, it’s a second chance for me to be a mother, and it really puts things in perspective about what’s really important in life.”

Congratulations to Angelea and Eric!

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."