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Q100’s Jenn Hobby announces she’s pregnant

Jenn Hobby announced her pregnancy today on the Bert Show. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/

Jenn Hobby announced her pregnancy today on the Bert Show. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/

Q100’s Bert Show regular Jenn Hobby announced this morning that she’s pregnant with her first child.

Hobby, 35, married principal Grant Rivera , 37, in November 2010 and said on air that they began trying to have a baby from the get go.

“I was honest off the bat with him that I wanted kids and he was on board,” Hobby said in an interview after the show.

After going the regular route, they went to a fertility specialist Dr. Mark Perloe and discovered she had a cervix problem. Once that  issue was fixed, she was able to get pregnant and is due April 18, 2013.

She told listeners who are having trouble getting pregnant that she understands how they feel. “I can speak your language,” she said. “I know there are a few people who are sad about it. It’s admittedly hard to hear when others get pregnant so easily. You’re not alone. Keep trying.”

Hobby, who has been with the Bert Show for a decade, said it was difficult to keep the baby a secret from her radio family “They were the last of my closest friends to know,” she said. “I was trying to be a good radio show member and deliver the good news on the air. I can’t believe it worked.”

She said nobody said anything to her to convey they were suspicious. “I became a social recluse lately,” she said. “I didn’t want people watching me like a hawk, to have to get a club soda with lime so nobody thinks you’re not drinking.”

She even went up a side entrance when going to the fertility specialist, afraid someone might see her and Tweet about it. “I felt like a diva like Mariah Carey or something,” she said. “We were just very cautious.”

So far, Hobby said, she has never felt this much fatigue in her life. And she’s had that hyper-sensitive nose. But while she has felt nauseous, she hasn’t actually thrown up much.

This is Hobby’s second marriage. She divorced Sister Hazel’s Ryan Newell in 2008.

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34 comments Add your comment

Gentile Larry W A C H S

October 19th, 2012
11:25 am

Sandy Golden, you’re next!

Southside Moobs

October 19th, 2012
11:38 am

*sniff* go get yourself a mechanical diaper changer from my Brandsmart yeah come on!

Kaley Fornia

October 19th, 2012
11:42 am


October 19th, 2012
12:14 pm

Happy for Jenn, boo for bringing up at a HAPPY time in her life that she has been divorced…what did that have to do with anything!


October 19th, 2012
12:22 pm

In other ‘news,’ this chick I’m dating popped a pimple on my back the other night. I couldn’t reach it, but she said it did have a head on it & got it for me.

Thanks for reading!

Loyal Listener

October 19th, 2012
12:24 pm

I am so happy for Jenn and Grant! Congratulations!


October 19th, 2012
12:32 pm

Yawn. Snobby Hobby will milk this for all its worth, rake in a ton of free swag, divorce her husband, and go back to dating bass players. Nothing to see here…


October 19th, 2012
12:33 pm

wow. Hobby, 35, married principal 37-year-old Grant Rivera …

Rodney – that’s really badly written!

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And here I thought...

October 19th, 2012
2:16 pm

…that she was the lesbian chick on that show…

At age 35 she is not only...

October 19th, 2012
2:18 pm

…too old to be pushing out babies, she is too old to be on a teeny bopper radio show…


October 19th, 2012
2:18 pm

poor kid…hopefully it won’t have her squinty eyes.

Rodney Ho

October 19th, 2012
2:44 pm

@missnadine That’s the consequence of me writing five blog entries in four hours… I fixed it.


October 19th, 2012
2:51 pm

Aww, I think her “squinty eyes” are cute, Mark! Congratulations, Jenn!


October 19th, 2012
2:59 pm

Wow. Some Really bitter people commenting on this article. Totally not needed. If you don’t care, are not happy for her, want to call her names then keep it moving.

And no, I’m not a great fan of hers but I’m also not an arsehole.


October 19th, 2012
3:25 pm

First off, congratulations Jenn! Very happy news for you and Grant! Secondly, anyone who has listened to the show knows that Jenn has always wanted to be a mom. I remember when she was married previously, she alluded more than once that the ex had changed his mind about children. So the fact that she gets a second chance at love and family, is amazing. Finally, anyone who has struggled with any form of infertility can relate to Jenn and it is wonderful for her to admit her struggles and to bring awareness to something that is very common. Good for you Jenn! Wishing you a very happy, healthy and blessed pregnancy!


October 19th, 2012
3:27 pm

Congratulations to her and her husband. I don’t listen to her show, but I am a fan because looking at pictures of her makes funny things happen… in my pants.

Steaky Cha Cha

October 19th, 2012
3:35 pm

It’s my baby cha cha!

Ace, the man in the elevator

October 19th, 2012
4:29 pm

Not why this is news. Come back in April to report she gave birth to a mongoloid. Then we can debate the abortion issue.

And Rodney?…..Using the excuse you wrote 5 blogs in 4 hours is lame. Writing blogs is your job. If you can’t do it, then it’s time for someone who can.

Jack Diamond

October 19th, 2012
4:41 pm

Neelo Green

October 19th, 2012
8:13 pm

I’m so happy for Jenn and Grant. She is a sweetie. The only thing that makes me sad is that I’m sure she’ll leave the show now to raise the baby, which I always knew would happen. Bert has to know this too…the show already has jumped shipped with the addition of Kristen. It will be super hard to replace Jenn :(


October 19th, 2012
10:35 pm

Sandra golden has an Adam’s apple and will not be preg anytime soon


October 20th, 2012
12:15 pm

Sorry, but ANYONE getting pregnant is not something to celebrate. I am not a child hater, the world is just overpopulated as is…and people just keep reproducing. If you want a child, then adopt one. There is no shortage of kids needing/wanting to be adopted. I firmly believe in mandatory restrictions in reproduction for every person/country/race/socioecomic level/everyone!! THINK people…stop reproducing! That means you!! I am also a realist and know this will never happen, but it really needs to. Also, I have no children of my own so am not a contributor to the world’s overpopulation.
Flame away….


October 20th, 2012
2:59 pm

Is it Jeff Dauler’s?

Ben Rose

October 20th, 2012
4:22 pm


October 20th, 2012
9:48 pm

Congrats Jenn and Grant…uh, dude, Wendy has been long gone. Pay attention.


October 21st, 2012
1:06 am

I have to ask – this is news…why? Being pregnant is their personal business. With all the mess going on in our country and the world, as we are in the midst of a critical Presidential race, why are people spending a minute worrying about personal business of some “celebrity?” Perhaps that it is why this country is in trouble!

Greedy Kilowatt

October 21st, 2012
4:32 am

I can prove where I was 3 months ago.


October 22nd, 2012
9:39 am

Dr. Perloe is a miracle worker…he helped me too


October 22nd, 2012
12:50 pm

Fire Kristen – so annoying – sounds and acts like a kid.

AJC Blog Commenter

October 23rd, 2012
9:32 am

I wish she wouldn’t overdramatize “fertility issues.” They have known each other for 2.5 years and been officially trying for a relatively short time. Some people try for years. I honestly doubt anyone would’ve cared/tweeted about her going to an infertility clinic.

Update TBS Lover

October 23rd, 2012
9:41 am

It’s been 5 months, and Wendy is seems to be just drinking wine, eating pizza, watching DWTS & The Bachelor, and trying to get free Falcons tickets. No sign that she has cracked open a dictionary. Here’s a case where AJC bloggers were right! VERY happy with Bert, Jeff, Kristen and Jenn! Congratulations, Jenn Hobby. I hope Marissa will soon be a regular cast member, too!!! I still miss Joanna, though.

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October 25th, 2012
7:38 pm

I met Jenn through the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for breast cancer in 2005. There was a great group of us that trained together (including Melissa Carter!), and walked at the event together. Outside of her radio persona, I remember Jenn as a super-nice person, willing to be a friend to anyone and everyone. She talked a lot back then about the possibility of buying a house in certain neighborhoods with good schools, and many things that keyed me into knowing she really wants to be a mom. Very happy for your news, Jenn, congratulations!