REAL Housewives of Dallas star Brandi Redmond has shared a first snap of her blossoming baby bump.
The 42-year-old gave fans a peek into her pregnancy ahead of the hit show's season five premiere, alongside a note about her difficult time in the public eye.
Cradling her bump, Brandi shared the photo of her in her fluffy pajamas, a matching set made up a cropped hoodie and shorts.
"I want to say welcome to 2021 and I pray it's filled with love, laughter and blessings for all," she began.
"I have so much gratitude for each and every one of you. If you're reading this, thank you for taking the time.
"I may seem as if I'm hiding but really this is just me."
Seeming to make a nod to her past mistakes, the note to fans comes almost a year after a racially insensitive video surfaced in which Brandi seemed to mock people of Asian ethnicity.
“They ask me what Asian I am because my eyes, they squinty,” Redmond says in the video, filmed in 2017, while appearing to mock an Asian accent.
The clip was shared by Steve Kemble, the wedding planner for fellow Real Housewives star, LeeAnne Locken.
While Brandi apologized at the time, she opened up further in the Instagram post this week about her "mistakes, flaws, ups and downs".
"If you know me, I live in the moment more than most and I have this feeling that when I get to heaven I'll get to see a beautiful book of my life," she continued.
"But in that book I'll also see my mistakes, flaws, ups and downs. It'll be how I handled this journey, what I've learned, how I grew and what differences I made."
She told fans that as she had shared the "past five years" of her life with viewers of RHOD, she couldn't wait to post her "growing baby bump".
"I love you and will continue this journey called life and sharing it with you," Brandi added. Let's do this 2021. We are all in this together and with each other this world can be a better place."
The star also thanked her "family, cast, crew and production" for sticking by her and helping her be "open, honest and not run" from the scandal.
Tuesday night's episode of RHOD focused on the incident, with Brandi telling viewers she struggled with suicidal thoughts after the video's release.
"The reaction of people was to cancel me, that I was a horrible person, a horrible mother," she said in the episode.
"I went away for treatment because I was suicidal. I had so much guilt and shame. I needed help.
"I was willing to end my life, because I felt like that's what I should do," she continued. "I'm extremely sorry for my actions and the pain that I caused people. I'm putting that pain back on myself because I'm ashamed."
Last year, her eight-year-old daughter Brinkley survived a car crash that killed her mother-in-law Jill.
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