Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Written by Sarah Batcheller.

Bravo’s Blood, Sweat and Heels reality TV star Brie Bythewood has it all: an impressive career, a devoted man, and soon, a little girl to call her own. Executive Editor Lori Bizzoco spoke with the real estate developer at the OK! Magazine New York Fashion Week event on September 10th to get some insight on her celebrity pregnancy and the upcoming season of the hit show. However, this week, there have been rumblings that Bythewood won’t be returning to Blood, Sweat and Heels, so we followed up with her and got the full scoop on her plans for the future. Here’s what we know:

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The mom-to-be spoke to us about the recent rumors of her departure from the reality TV show, “It was a decision made months ago,” she reveals in our celebrity interview. “For me, my pregnancy is, and has been, my focus.”

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When we asked Bythewood if there were any new projects brewing or if she would be taking a break, she said that instead of slowing down, her schedule has actually picked up, and she has a new project in the works, hinting, “That will be something everyone will have to wait to see! I can’t really get into the details about it quite yet, but it will be very different from what you saw on Blood, Sweat and Heels.”


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Brie Bythewood is thrilled about having a baby girl. Photo: Alicia Bythewood


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The Emerson alumna describes the father of her soon-to-be daughter as her “heartbeat” and gushes that he’ll be an amazing dad. She goes on to say, “He’ll be the first man [our daughter] ever loves, and she doesn’t know how amazing of a person that is to have as a first love.”

While speaking of the gender reveal party she and her longtime boyfriend hosted, Bythewood reflects on the day their doctor called to announce the sex of their baby. She appointed her mother as the keeper of the secret, as she wanted the news to remain a surprise so she could share the moment with the rest of her loved ones. So when the party came around, the original Mama Bythewood filled a box with pink balloons, and when the couple opened it, they rejoiced at the news of a baby girl on her way.

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It was difficult to meet up with a few of her former castmates to tell them the news of her celebrity pregnancy, and she regrets that they read the story in the press first. She states, “We couldn’t get it together, so I said, ‘You know what, you’re going to read some news; I wanted to tell you first.’ But I refused to tell them over the phone.”

We’re sad that there will be no pregnancy and celebrity romance on the second season of Blood, Sweat and Heels — we’ll miss the class and sophistication that the mama-to-be brought to the small screen!

You can keep up with Brie on Twitter @BrieBythewood!

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