‘I’ve Wanted to Be a Mom for a Long Time!’


It’s been nearly four months since Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk tied the knot — and now, their family is expanding!



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“It’s so exciting,” gushes Gates, 30, who is expecting her first child in January. “We found out right after the wedding. I’ve wanted to be a mom for a long time. And I always imagined creating a family with someone I love so much. And expanding my love with Adam into a human, I can’t even imagine!”



a woman wearing a purple dress: "I always imagined creating a family with someone I loved so much," Raven Gates Gottschalk tells PEOPLE now that she's expecting a baby with husband Adam Gottschalk


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“I always imagined creating a family with someone I loved so much,” Raven Gates Gottschalk tells PEOPLE now that she’s expecting a baby with husband Adam Gottschalk

Gates tells PEOPLE that despite not experiencing any nausea, she has had “some food aversions.”

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“And the lack of energy is probably what I’ve struggled with the most. It’s tough,” she admits.

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