Richard Gutierrez and girlfriend Sarah Lahbati built up the suspense, even as the revealed their son on the first episode of the reality show It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez, which aired on Sunday on the E! Channel.
The couple initially alluded to the upcoming reveal on Instagram, where they finally let the public know that they have a baby boy.
Proud Mommy Sarah posted a pic of her hand with a baby’s hand resting on it with the caption, “Extremely proud to announce the new member of our family, baby Zion.”
Richard’s sister, Ruffa Gutierrez, likewise took to Instagram to gush over the birth of Zion. In a repost of a photo from Frank Briones, Ruffa posted that finally the ‘cat is out of the bag.’ “Oh my Goddddddd!!!! And I’m crying now. Grand revelation on the premiere episode of #ittakesgutztobeagutierrez .@richardgutz publicly announcing he is a proud father. So proud of you and @sarahlahbati . Crying and cheering now at Casa Gutierrez and their phones now are not stopping.” ❤️
Fans eagerly awaited the appearance of Baby Zion on the show, and many are already saying that it is a move that will take reality shows to the next level.
In 2013, Sarah broke her contract with GMA and left for Switzerland, which started the rumour mills spinning with talk that she was “infanticipating.” Neither Sarah nor Richard spoke of the reasons for the sudden leave of absence, and the only statement offered by the latter was that he and the former were still together. Sarah returned to acting last March, having since made peace with the network.
It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez airs on the E! Channel (Ch. 57 on Skycable).