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Jacqueline Laurita of 'Real Housewives' welcomes first grandchild

The reality star had announced in March that daughter Ashlee Holmes was expecting.

By Annie Martin
Jacqueline Laurita of 'Real Housewives' welcomes first grandchild
Jacqueline Laurita at the Samsung Hope for Children gala on June 4, 2012. File Photo by Debby Wong/Shutterstock

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jacqueline Laurita is a first-time grandma.

The 46-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star proudly announced on Instagram that her daughter, Ashlee Holmes, 25, gave birth to a baby boy Tuesday.

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"Welcome Cameron Hendrix Malleo! Born at 5:20pm! 8 lbs 4 oz 20 inches 8/30/2016," she captioned a photo of the infant with his dad, Holmes' fiancé Pete Malleo.

"Thank you everybody for your beautiful well wishes! We are so in love with that beautiful baby boy! #CameronHendrix," she later wrote to her 916,000 Twitter followers.

The Real Housewives network, Bravo, also shared a family home video on The Daily Dish of Malleo holding his son. Laurita had confirmed in March that she was going to become a "glamma."

"I think I'm the first New Jersey housewife to become a glamma," she told The Daily Dish in July. "I am so excited. I keep saying my tubes are cut, tied, and burnt, so I'm using [Ashlee's] uterus now."

"She's [also] planning a wedding," the star added of her daughter. "I believe the wedding is next year. They didn't want to change the date because of the baby, so they're gonna keep the same date."

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Welcome Cameron Hendrix Malleo ! Born at 5:20pm ! 8 lbs 4 oz 20 inches 8/30/2016

A photo posted by Jacqueline Laurita (@jaclaurita) on

Laurita is also mom to two sons, 14-year-old Christopher and 7-year-old Nicholas. She has appeared on all seven seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey, which airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET.

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