Selling Sunset star Christine Quinn is currently expecting her first baby with husband Christian Richard

By Benjamin VanHoose and Jeff Nelson
May 12, 2021 11:23 AM
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Welcome to the jungle!

Christine Quinn enjoyed a "jungle chic–themed" baby shower Monday night ahead of the arrival of her first baby with husband Christian Richard, sharing photos from the celebration exclusively with PEOPLE. The Selling Sunset star wore a custom Ryan Patros & Walter Mendez gown, entirely hand-beaded with crystals, stones and pearls with feathers throughout.

"We created a modern, high-fashion take on the jungle," the celebrity real estate agent explains. "I was originally inspired by a banana leaf–print wallpaper I chose for the nursery and thought I'd carry out the theme to celebrate our baby's arrival. In addition, we featured vibrant colors, textures and neon lights, inspired by patterns from Christian Lacroix combined with Beverly Hills Hotel vibes."

And there were a few non-human guests, as well.

"We didn't have zebras this time around," Quinn says, referencing her the striped guest at her engagement party on Selling Sunset, "but we did have a sloth and a scarlet macaw — both of which were safely displayed and perched at a distance with their own dedicated handlers."

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Inside Christine Quinn's Baby Shower
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Inside Christine Quinn's Baby Shower
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Inside Christine Quinn's Baby Shower
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The shower was produced by Lisa Lafferty, the event planner behind her splashy engagement party and gothic winter wonderland wedding.

Among the family and friends in attendance were Modern Family alum Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, Shahs of Sunset's Lilly Ghalichi, The Pussycat Dolls' Jessica Sutta, plus Quinn's Selling Sunset costars Davina Potratz, Amanza Smith, Maya Vander, and Jason and Brett Oppenheim.

"Having been working remotely for so long with the pandemic, it's so great to finally see my colleagues and cast mates in person again," Quinn says of filming new episodes of the Netflix series, which was recently renewed for two more seasons. "I am looking forward sharing all my boss moves, my new journey as a mom, and showcasing my haute couture on camera, obviously!" 

Inside Christine Quinn's Baby Shower
Credit: John & Joseph Photography
Inside Christine Quinn's Baby Shower
Credit: John & Joseph Photography

As for how she's preparing for her baby on the way as the due date approaches?

"I am most excited to finally get to meet and hold my little one," the mom-to-be says. "I'm so looking forward to all of the snuggles and everything that comes along with this new chapter and new role I am stepping into as a mother. We cannot wait for all of the firsts and to watch our baby grow."

"To be honest," adds Quinn, "I am most nervous about the exit strategy! I have seen videos, and it looks terrifying, but I'm staying positive and hoping for a safe and smooth delivery. I know it will all be worth it."