Matt Fraser and Alexa Reveal Jaw-Dropping Baby Premonition – Weeks Before She Got Pregnant [Exclusive]
It’s going to be a boy for reality TV star and psychic medium Matt Fraser and his wife Alexa from E!s Meet the Frasers. The couple recently hosted a gender reveal party for close friends and family, which is when the couple creatively shared that a son was on the way.
Matt told Showbiz Cheat Sheet he worked hard to ignore any signs that indicated his baby’s gender because he wanted to get the news along with his wife. However, Alexa may have already known she was going to have a baby boy and she shared a shocking dream she had months before she got pregnant.
Matt Fraser’s wife Alexa had a psychic dream about her baby – before she got pregnant
Like many couples, Matt and Alexa started experiencing some anxiety when Alexa didn’t get pregnant right away. “We started to get nervous when all of a sudden, Alexa was getting those negative [pregancy] test results. And we were like, what are we doing wrong?” Matt recalled.
Alexa’s mother told them to “trust the process” which is when Alexa had a life-changing dream. “We started trying for a baby after our wedding. So in October,” Alexa said. “I want to say the end of November, it had to be around that time. I had a dream and it was so detailed and it was so clear. And I don’t normally dream like that. I mean, we all have crazy dreams like they’re all over the place.”
She missed that baby from her dream
“I looked down and in the dream, I had the [baby] bump and I was like, ‘Oh my god, Matt, I’m pregnant,’” she recalled. “Then I flashed and all of a sudden I’m in labor. And we have the baby. In the dream, I’m holding the baby in my arms and I can clearly see the baby from my point of view in the dream.”
That’s when she knew she was having a baby boy. “It’s a little baby boy,” she shared. “And he’s swaddled and he had like one of those little blue hats on. And we want to name our son Royce. So in the dream, I literally said, ‘Oh my god, this is Royce, it’s Royce.’ It’s him.”
“And it was so clear,” Alexa recalled. “Long story short, the dream was absolutely beautiful. I feel so lucky that I had that dream.”
“The day after, when I woke up, I told Matt right away and I kept saying over and over, like, ‘You’re going to think I’m so weird for this, but I miss that little baby from my dream,’” Alexa recalled. “I miss him. He was just so cute. I wanted to be with him. It was like, I left the dream without him, and now I really missed him.”
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Weeks later, Alexa and Matt got the news they’d been waiting to hear. “So then in December, we found out I was pregnant, and as soon as I found out, I just knew it was a boy,” Alexa said. “I knew it in my heart, in my gut, and my soul that it was a boy.”
The couple also shared how they arrived at the name Royce. Matt and Alexa wanted the baby to have a unique name and had actually chosen it, without realizing it, when they were dating. “We were in Las Vegas for one of my shows,” Matt recalled.
“And we were walking down the strip and they had this store that said, Royce. It was just spelled out,” Matt recalled. They didn’t recall what kind of store it was but loved the name and the overall vibe. “It’s funny because we both looked up at it like it’s a big sign, and we were like, You know, that’s a cool name,” he added.
Alexa looked up the meaning behind Royce and said “So apparently it’s like a German name, and it’s the name for fame and it’s son of king,” Alexa said as Matt laughed.
Alexa is due in late August so Matt will continue with his nationwide tour. He is especially looking forward to his New York City show. “This month, April 30th, I’ll be in New York City. And this is my first time in New York City actually ever doing a show there,” Matt said. “I’m going to be live in Times Square which is a huge, huge honor.”
We totally predicted this news about psychic medium Matt Fraser!
On Monday, People announced that the “Meet the Frasers” star and wife Alexa Papigiotis are expecting their first child together, due in August!
“I was so excited the moment I found out Alexa was pregnant,” the E! personality told the outlet. “We wanted to take some time to enjoy the news with friends and family before sharing it with the world.”
He continued, “For me, the most exciting moment was hearing the little fluttering heartbeat for the very first time and watching the moment on the ultrasound. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed.”
In addition to this announcement, Alexa shared a sweet video on her YouTube channel in which Matt kisses her burgeoning baby bump.
Calling their baby news a “dream come true,” Alexa added to People, “We cannot wait to start this journey together, and officially start actual LIFE as I’ve been saying! Life is about to get so much more beautiful together, turning the two of us to three.”
Per her YouTube page, Alexa will be posting regular pregnancy updates and will share footage from the couple’s gender reveal and baby shower.
Last October, the pair — who first met in January 2017 — tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida.
According to People, guests were greeted with a signature cocktail, while a string quartet played a song from “Beauty and the Beast,” dedicated to Alexa’s love of Disney films.
Afterward, the couple traveled to Barbados for a romantic honeymoon.
At the time, Alexa told People, “We are ready for kids. We are so excited. We’re going to, God willing, start trying right away, and we are just so excited to make our own little family and raise children together. That is our top priority for married life.”
She also added that she is looking forward to “growing old” with Matt.
“We always see older couples holding hands and we always say, ‘That’s us, that’s going to be us,’“ she said. “So I’m really looking forward to that too.”
Congratulations to Matt and Alexa on your baby news!
The psychic medium and wife Alexa Papigiotis, who are featured on E!’s Meet the Frasers, are expecting their first baby together in August, PEOPLE can exclusively announce.
“I was so excited the moment I found out Alexa was pregnant,” Fraser tells PEOPLE. “We wanted to take some time to enjoy the news with friends and family before sharing it with the world.”
“For me, the most exciting moment was hearing the little fluttering heartbeat for the very first time and watching the moment on the ultrasound. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed,” adds the When Heaven Calls author.
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At the time, Papigiotis told PEOPLE that having kids was the couple’s “top priority for married life.”
“We are ready for kids,” Papigiotis said. “We are so excited. We’re going to, God willing, start trying right away, and we are just so excited to make our own little family and raise children together. That is our top priority for married life.”
She added that she’s also looking forward to “growing old” with Fraser.
“We always see older couples holding hands and we always say ‘That’s us, that’s going to be us,'” she said. “So I’m really looking forward to that too.”
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It took Fraser years to accept the gift that once frightened him.
When the film’s young protagonist played by Haley Joel Osment uttered the iconic line “I see dead people” In M. Night Shyamalan’s classic 1996 supernatural thriller, The Sixth Sense, it was likely viewed by most people as nothing more than the product of the writer-director’s imagination. But for “psychic medium” Matt Fraser, that was definitely not the stuff of fiction: When he was a boy, he really did see and hear the deceased—or, as he described them, “shadows of energy.”
“I remember being just 3, 4, 5 years old and I remember seeing spirits in my room. I never knew that I had a gift,” he said during a recent phone call in advance of his sold-out Saturday and Sunday gigs at Live! Casino-Hotel Philadelphia. “I just thought that the house was haunted.”
Not surprisingly, Fraser, 30, was shaken by the apparitions that regularly visited him.
“Oh my God, I was so scared,” he admitted. “I remember being in the bedroom at night and screaming for my mom to come and help me because the more I tried to make the voices stop, the more that I tried to pull the covers over my head and the more that I tried to escape them, the louder and stronger they became.”
Not that the experience was random or unfamiliar to him: Fraser’s grandmother was a medium who passed her ability to communicate with the dead to his mother. But that didn’t necessarily make it easy for Fraser to accept. To the contrary, he fought his calling for many years despite his mother’s insistence that he embrace his rare gift.
“It actually took a long time,” he offered. “I pushed this ability aside for quite some time and I really worked hard at just being normal, because growing up, I tried to talk about these experiences with friends of mine at school and different children that I’d come in contact with, and I’d end up freaking them out.
“So I decided to run away from it. And I tried my hardest for a long time to just be normal. But my whole life, I always had this connection to people. I just felt people on a different level.”
Fraser, who on April 30 appears at New York’s Palladium in Times Square, finally came to grips with his situation in his late teens after visiting a medium. At that point, he was working as an EMT and assumed health care would be his life’s work.
“She said to me, ‘You need to do this too,’” he recalled. “You think you’re helping people on a physical level? These messages still need to come to you. You need to help people on the emotional level, not just the physical level.’
“And I said, ‘You know what? I shouldn’t be running from this. I saw how many people she helped, and I felt like I could do the same thing.”
From that point, he’s never looked back. For more than a decade he’s had a stellar career as a headline attraction and as a counselor for individuals seeking to contact dead loved ones. And his 2020 E! TV reality series, Meet the Frasers, can be seen on a variety of streaming services. But that doesn’t mean it’s all been fame and fortune. According to Fraser, he’s paid a price for what he’s accomplished; after all, the very nature of what he does means he deals with the rawest of emotions felt by people he doesn’t even know.
“It’s really tough,” he acknowledged. “When I first started doing this, I would sit down and cry with the people that I was reading for. I mean, I used to get so emotional that it would be hard to deliver messages [from “the other side”] and stay focused because I’d feel their pain.
“But I’ve learned to put my own emotions aside and be there for these people. I mean, I have a job to do, and that is delivering the messages. And what I’ve learned after all of these years is that I can’t help them if I’m in a fragile state myself, and that I gotta pull back my emotions, I gotta be available to them.”
Fraser, 30, has made a career as a medium, being featured on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” writing his own book “When Heaven Calls” and another upcoming book “We Never Die Secrets of the Afterlife”, and starting his own show on E! last year called “Meet the Frasers.”
Known as America’s Top Psychic Medium, Fraser was unsure of how to embrace and use his gift for most of his childhood and teenage years.
His mother and grandmother can also communicate with spirits, but never practiced it and kept it hidden, so Fraser wasn’t really aware of what to do with his gift.
“Growing up, I felt like I was in that movie ‘The Sixth Sense’ because I grew up seeing and hearing the departed,” he said.
At first, he said it freaked him out and he wanted nothing to do with the ability, trying to run as far away from it as possible.
“All I wanted was to just live a normal life,” Fraser said.
At the age of 3, he saw his deceased grandmother, which he said didn’t freak him out at first because he didn’t even realize she died since he would still see, hear and experience her.
He then started having more spirits come to him trying to talk, which he said was “petrifying.”
“Imagine having a soul standing at the edge of your bed trying to talk to you that you have no idea who they are,” Fraser said.
These things happened to him when he was alone, and he said he remembers yelling and screaming in his bedroom at night because he was seeing dead people, trying to just push it away.
When Fraser got older, he worked as an EMT in Boston, which was around the time when he started to look back at this ability he had been ignoring for more than 15 years.
“I decided to go and see a medium for the first time and it completely changed my life… I was seeing somebody using it and embracing it, which is something my family never did,” he said. “It showed me that I could actually use this gift to help people, and that’s exactly what I did.”
Fraser’s one-on-one sessions are booked out for three years, but he hosts larger shows, some held virtually because of the pandemic.
When he is at a show, Fraser said souls will come to him when they have a message to deliver.
“That’s why these messages are so important. A soul who died from suicide will come to me and explain to me the reason for their death and explain certain things that they want their family to know,” he said. “Maybe somebody didn’t get to say goodbye here in this world, or maybe somebody died and there was a fight or an argument beforehand. Maybe somebody didn’t get to deliver a message before they passed. That’s where I come in.”
Fraser said his job is all about putting people back in touch with their loved ones who have died, but most importantly, tying up loose ends and any unfinished business, which he said has been happening a lot more since COVID-19.
“I love doing this work because I feel like these messages give people back a piece of their life and also heals that missing piece that you don’t get when a loved one leaves this world,” he said. “The fact that people say to me ‘Matt, I’m able to breathe again and live life again,’ those are the words that I live for and all I want… All I want is to be able to help people heal.”
Fraser has faced many skeptics throughout his career, which he said he loves because they are usually the ones who end up getting a message.
“It’s very calming for skeptics to get a message and I love when that happens because it changes their whole world,” Fraser said. “I want to give everyone what I feel every day… which is having and knowing that my loved ones are with me. I encourage people who are skeptical to come.”
Another common misconception about Fraser’s work is about where people sit during large events. Fraser has had people express concern about sitting too far away from him and not having the chance to be read, but he said that where you are in the crowd doesn’t matter because if your loved one has a message, then they will step forward.
“Every seat is a good seat… The spirits will guide me where I need to go,” he said. “I might be speaking with someone in the front row who just lost their mother, and next thing you know, I’m up in the balcony with somebody who has lost their son.”
When he looks into the audience, Fraser said it is “literally like everyone disappears and all I see is dead people.”
“A lot of the time I’ll see shadows and silhouettes behind a person and I’ll know “OK, this person is this person’s mother,” he said.
While he’s talking to someone about what their spirit is saying, he sometimes sees a spirit in another row waving him down to come speak, and then another getting his attention an aisle over and so on.
“It’s going to whatever soul is pulling me forward,” Fraser said. “Not all souls have messages… mediums only connect when there’s a message that needs to be delivered.”
For Fraser, all of his loved ones died peacefully and said what they needed to say before dying, leaving no unfinished business, so he doesn’t need to connect with them.
All of this may seem overwhelming at times, but Fraser said he is able to sort of “shut it off” and take some time for himself and his family when needed — similar to how someone could shut off notifications from social media and calls and texts from their phone to take a break, he can do the same.
Tickets are still available for his show in Lynn this Thursday at 8 p.m. on TicketMaster.
“My goal is to read as many people as I possibly can during these events,” Fraser said. “I just want to give people what I feel every day… I could not live my life every single day without knowing that my loved ones are here and we are at peace.”
Matt Fraser is a star of the hit reality television series Meet The Frasers on E! Entertainment, as well as America’s top psychic medium. He chatted about his forthcoming shows and new book.
His sold-out live events, shows, television appearances, and popular private readings have allowed him to bring healing, hope, and laughter to a worldwide audience of fans and followers. He has worked with A-list celebrities, social media influencers, and everyday people.
On March 3, he will be performing at Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn, Massachusetts, and on April 30, he will be headlining Palladium Times Square. “Lynn, Massachusetts, is almost sold out,” he said.
“I can’t wait for the Palladium show, it’s my first time ever coming to New York to do an event,” he said. “It is really exciting especially after having to do things online for the last two years. I am excited to be in front of real, living people,” he remarked.
“My fans are my No. 1 priority,” he added. “I am excited to see people just as excited as I am.”
“What I love about social media is that my Facebook page has become a safe haven for my fans, where they can open up about things that are happening to me that they can’t talk about with other people. The more we do that, the more we learn,” he acknowledged.
He shared that he is excited about his new book “We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife,” which he wrote during the COVID-19 pandemic. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon. “I want to travel internationally again and reach more people through my books,” he said. “I like talking about the heavy issues such as what happens when one dies of suicide and other push-button subjects such as terminations and miscarriages, and souls that didn’t make it,” he said.
“I really feel that this book is going to help a lot of people,” he said. “When I wrote it, I took questions that people sent me, and I made them into a book.”
“People find so much comfort because they know they are not alone. Everyone deserves to know the answers that the spirit world tells me,” he added.
Matt Fraser: A Happily Married Man
In his personal life, he is happily married to Alexa. “The wedding was incredible,” he admitted. “Although we kept the wedding small, it was fantastic. We really wanted the people that were closest to us, since we wanted to spend time with our guests, and we made memories with them at the same time. It was a dream come true.”
On the title of the current chapter of his life, he revealed, “Onward and Upward.” “These days, people are coming to psychics and mediums more than ever before because everybody knows somebody that has died from COVID,” he said.
If he were to have any superpower, he revealed that it would be to “take the physical illness away from somebody.” “That’s what I really wish I could do,” he said. “I wish I could heal people on a physical level since I know I can do that on an emotional level.”
Fraser defined the word success as “being able to help and reach the most amount of people as possible.”
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