Marissa Tackles Her Toughest Dance: Motherhood
Newly minted DWTS semi-finalist Marissa Jaret Winokur has been working so hard on her dance moves, she’s fallen behind on the fact that she will soon be hearing the pitter patter of tiny feet (and we’re not talking about Bruno Tonioli). The mom-to-be celebrated another week in the ballroom by ditching a day of practice to grab herself some baby swag.
“I was literally on a ‘guerilla’ mission to get baby stuff,” Marissa admitted, while playing hooky with her husband Judah Miller and dance partner Tony Dovolani at the Silver Spoon Hollywood Dog and Baby Buffet on Saturday. “I told Tony that we were leaving the dance studio for two hours, and that I was going to get things for my baby!”
Winokur, who recently spoke to PEOPLE about her battle with cervical cancer, and her decision with Miller to have a surrogate carry their first child, was every bit the expectant mother. “I’m completely freaking out!” she said, with her trademark caterwaul, adding with a laugh, “I’m so ill-prepared for this baby, I thought for sure that I’d have the nursery done, but DWTS has taken over, and I don’t even have a bassinet!”
After being guided through the rigors of ballroom dance by a pro, Winokur was out to find herself some expert mommy advice. “There are women that came up to me, and they were like, ‘We’re The Baby Planners,’ and I was like, ‘Give me your card, and please help me have this baby!'” she said. “I learned more about what I need to know about my baby from the first ten tables here then I knew before.” –Reagan AlexanderBarry King/WireImage