Ellen DeGeneres should really be called Ellen DeGenerous. The talk show host has made so many wonderful gestures over the years, whether it be giving fans new cars or donating to charities. It always seems like she’s ready to step up and help others, no matter the cost.
Of course, that’s something we all wish celebrities would do more of. When they are blessed to have so much, why not give to others who are not as lucky? One family from North Carolina learned the generosity of Ellen first hand after a video of their gender reveal went completely viral.
Cher and Stephen Lair have a big family, and that’s just how they like it. With six boys in the house, it can get rowdy, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. The Lair boys range from ages 4 to 15, so there’s always something happening.
“Sometimes we look at each other and say what are we doing? It’s crazy but it’s awesome,” Cher said. “We were never like, let’s have 45 kids, we were just married, we’re in love. We like each other and we like the kids. It just kind of happened!”
Because their family is so large, money can often be tight.
“We have a lot of kids and no spending money. Everything is precious and appreciated,” Cher said.
But even though they love their “boy family,” the Lairs always felt like something was missing. A little girl.
“We love boys, we’re crazy about boys. We love being the boy family, but I had a longing for that thing…I’m close with my mom, she’s close with hers. It’s a thing. That mom-daughter thing. I’ve wondered about it, I’ve wanted to experience it. So we’ve done the mother-son thing, and unabashedly, yeah, we would have loved a girl at some point.”
When Cher and Stephen found out they were expecting their seventh child, they were overwhelmed with excitement. They decided to do a gender reveal party, where they had a friend find out the gender of the baby and bake it into a cake. If the cake was blue, they were having a boy. If it was pink, they’d finally be getting that girl they’ve always wanted.
The day finally came, and it was time to cut the cake.