EXCLUSIVE: Shemar Moore’s Daughter, Frankie Makes TV Debut + Moore Talks ‘Y&R’ Return; Actress Actress Rashida Jones; THE TALK Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Month with CEO & Co-Founder of Gold House Bing Chen (5/4)
EXCLUSIVE: Shemar Moore’s Daughter, Frankie Makes Television Debut on ‘The Talk’
Thursday Shemar Moore surprises “The Talk” audience when girlfriend Jesiree Dizon brings out their three-month-old daughter, Frankie to make her television debut. “I call her my little Fatty Patty. Her arms just look like a bunch of biscuits,” Moore says. “We can’t figure out who the baby looks like, but she clearly has my hair line, and she does the Hondo face…and then she’ll tilt her head and one of her eyebrows will do a little s-curl, so the genes are strong.”
On being a girl dad, “It’s amazing. First of all, I have to give so much kudos Jesiree, my girl…we actually dated 15 years ago and to be honest it was wonderful. I just wasn’t ready for that settled down family thing, I got a little spooked. And then God is good, I think Mom’s karma brought us back full circle, and here we are.” Dizon jokes, “He’s changed one diaper… it was a really long diaper change, it took him a long time.” Moore reacts, “She changes diapers in like, 12.2 seconds. Mine took like 6 minutes and 42 seconds.”
Shemar Moore on ‘Y&R’ Return, Kristoff St. John and Favorite Moments
Thursday on “The Talk” Shemar Moore opens up about returning to “The Young and the Restless” for a special episode this Monday. “I’m going back to where it all started. That was my first home here in the game of Hollywood. Without ‘The Young and the Restless’ I wouldn’t be sitting here, and I had eight amazing years on that show. And my brother, may he rest in peace, Kristoff St. John, he is a large reason that I have found the success I have…I got on that show in the beginning, I was scared to death.
I was nervous. I was like I’m not supposed to be here. What if I can’t handle it and he basically just embraced me and said, step by step we’re gonna get you there. And he gave me the confidence, he gave me the belief and as I started to climb higher, he was pushing me from the back going ‘go brother go’.
So, to go back home, I would go back to ‘Young and the Restless’ any time they asked me.” He adds, “I started my career 29 years ago on that show and ‘The Young and the Restless’ is having their 50th and that’s a landmark. That’s something special.” After showing a sneak peek of his upcoming appearance, Moore opens up about some of his favorite memories which includes receiving an ‘Emmy in 2000’ and presenting Susan Lucci with her first Emmy Award. “I ad-libbed, the streak is over, Susan Lucci.”