Those of you who remember when MTV‘s The Real World was the epitome of reality TV and was actually worth watching might recall that The Real World: New Orleans was one of the best seasons of the series. And those of you who remember the New Orleans season prolly also remember that the adorable little firecracker Melissa Howard was one of the main reasons the season was so good. Melissa, along with her cohorts Jaime, Matt, Danny, Kelley, Julie and David, is from the hey day of reality TV when shows were entertaining because people were being real … not because they wanted to become reality TV stars. I am very happy to pass along the info that Melissa Beck (she married Justin Beck of Glassjaw a while ago) gave birth to her first child, a girl, this past Friday night. Here is a beautiful photo of Melissa that was shot by my friend Brad Walsh and the Twitter announcement that Melissa sent out last night:
melissa and justin announce the birth of our awesome baby girl on 03.20.09 at 10:18 pm 6 lbs 3 oz 18″
This is the best news ever. Brad introduced me to Melissa and Justin a couple of years ago and I knew from the start that they were made for one another. When I heard that they got married, I wasn’t shocked in the least. Now that they have a baby girl together, well, I’m just thrilled that their lives are working out so nicely. Melissa is an absolute doll and Justin is a fine, fine gentleman … they are going to make the most excellent parents and I wish their happy family all the happiness in the world. Much love and congrats goes out to the newly expanded Beck family!!!