"Mom's dream was for me to become a father and give momma some grandbabies… it took me a minute, but momma's dream is now a reality!"
Shemar Moore and his young daughter are experiencing a bittersweet moment. The 52-year-old dad revealed in a recent Instagram post on Thursday that he had taken partner Jesiree Dizon and their infant daughter Frankie to see his mother Marilyn's grave, per PEOPLE.
In the image, Moore is seen holding his 2-week-old daughter in one arm and Dizon in the other as they share a wine toast in memory of Moore's late mother, who passed away in 2020. "Shemar, Jesiree, Frankie, and the spirit of Grandma Marilyn," he wrote in the caption, adding, "Mom's dream was for me to become a father and give momma some grandbabies… it took me a minute, but momma's dream is now a reality!"
The actor further explained why the moment held so much value for him, writing, "I accomplished much and experienced the good, the Great, the light, and the dark… but this I couldn't do on my own… Jesiree Dizon, we came back into each other's lives and found love again and created a magical lil human together… I'll call her My little miracle," he continued, sharing the baby's name, "Frankie Moore," adding that he loves his daughter.
"Jez, I love you and am so grateful… Daddy Loves Frankie… I love and miss you every day, Grandma Marilyn ❤️🕊️ RIP 2/8/20," the actor concluded the emotional caption.
During his appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show in January, the actor announced that he was having a child and mentioned that the baby's due date was very significant. "I'm Shemar Moore, 52½ years old. My mother is in heaven, right now it'll be the three-year anniversary on February 8. And on February 8, I'm going to make one of her dreams come true because, in real life, Shemar Moore is about to be a daddy," he shared, adding that his mom was "smiling down on him from heaven."
"I'm so excited. I'm sorry she can't be here. I was worried for a while that it was a 'that ship has sailed' kind of thing but God had my back, and things lined up," Moore continued, sharing, "It's going to be the best part of — my life is already pretty grand, but I know whenever God does call my name, once I get this experience, I'll be able to go to heaven whole."
On January 24, a rep for Moore exclusively told PEOPLE that Moore welcomed a baby girl with Dizon, a professional model, signed with several different agencies. She's backed by Wilhelmina Models, MGM Germany, Renew Artists Hawaii, and NTA Talent. "Shemar Moore and his partner, Jesiree Dizon, are happy to announce the birth of their baby girl. The family is very happy and healthy," the rep said.
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