‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’: Dani Soares Announces That Her Baby Is Born!

Dani Soares from Below Deck Sailing Yacht announced on May 29 that her baby girl has arrived.

“She is here. She is perfect. And we trying to figure this thing out. We both healthy and happy. Thank you for all the support,” she shared on Instagram along with a photo of her child’s tiny hand. “Will post more once mummy had some rest.” Only days prior to the birth of her daughter, Soares posted a pregnancy photo and the caption, “Enjoying the sun and little baby inside the belly.”

Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 cast photo of Dani Soares
Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 cast photo of Dani Soares |Laurent Basset/Bravo

A new ‘Below Deck Sailing’ baby is born

Soares’ daughter is the second baby born to a cast member on the show. Chief stew Hannah Ferrier from Below Deck Mediterranean was the first cast member franchise-wide to have a baby. In fact, Ferrier lives near Soares in Sydney, Australia, and suggested the former yachties get their infants together for playdates in the future.

“We’ve talked a little bit,” Soares dished with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about being in touch with Ferrier. “She’s been on holiday for a little while. But as soon as she’s back we’ll definitely catch up for a coffee or get to exchange those mommy stories.”

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“Her daughter is so precious,” Soares added. “Such a gorgeous little baby.” She then said Instagram followers should prepare for a flood of newborn photos.

Soares didn’t plan to share with viewers that she was pregnant. But a fan leaked a photo of her, which forced her to go public. Despite the way she shared her news, the outpouring of support has been positive. “Honestly, I’ve been receiving so much support. People have been so nice. I’ve had some weird messages, but, you know, that’s always gonna happen,” she told Bravo Insider. “But the vast majority is amazing people sharing their stories with me, and I appreciate that so much. And that really does make a difference. I’m happy it’s out there now.”

Is Dani Soares’ family in town to meet her baby?

Having new moms like Ferrier nearby will be helpful as Soares said her family could not be with her in Australia. “I don’t have my family here, unfortunately,” she told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “I couldn’t bring my mom because of COVID. And that’s really sad because obviously you really want your mom there.”

“But the place I work at now, people are so amazing,” she said. “My coworkers are being so supportive. I only work with women and they’re just like, ‘We’re here for you and we’ll babysit, we’ll take care of you.’ And I’m like ‘Oh my God, you guys are amazing.’”

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Cast members and friends shared congratulations on Soares’ post and many are planning to visit her as soon as possible. “Super mum!!!!” Alli Dore wrote, who has promised to visit her in Sydney as soon as possible. Captain Glenn Shephard added his congratulations to the thread. “OMG Congratulations Dani, I’m so proud of you,” he wrote.

Izzy Wouters from Below Deck Season 8 wrote, “Can’t wait to meet her! So proud of you.”

Soares’ daughter will soon be joined by another Below Deck alum baby. Tiffany Copeland from Below Deck Med Season 1, who lives in the U.S. is also pregnant with a baby girl. She has been enjoying her pregnancy and had a cute “mermaid or pirate” gender reveal in Feb.