Liza with a Family: Baby to Join Minnelli and Gest in New Year

News   Liza with a Family: Baby to Join Minnelli and Gest in New Year Liza Minnelli and David Gest are currently in the process of adopting a child. New York Post columnist Cindy Adams reports that the much-in-the-news couple will add a baby to their family shortly.

Liza Minnelli and David Gest are currently in the process of adopting a child. New York Post columnist Cindy Adams reports that the much-in-the-news couple will add a baby to their family shortly.

Serena Gest will join the newlyweds in January 2003. "She's Christian," Minnelli told the gossip maven. "She's a little more than three. Adoptions often take years but ours was only a four-month process. The situation was somebody who couldn't provide for her."

It will be a busy year for the Gests; their upcoming VH-1 series, "Liza and David," is set to begin airing Nov. 3. The reality program will feature weekly dinner parties — with celebrity guests — hosted by the couple. Minnelli will also offer a Christmas concert at Town Hall on Dec. 3, and the recording of her recent comeback concert, "Liza's Back!," is scheduled for a release in December as well.

Minnelli, an Oscar winner for her performance in Cabaret, was last on Broadway in a tribute to her late father entitled Minnelli on Minnelli, which she then took on a tour that was cut short due to poor health. Her marriage to producer David Gest earlier this year has reinvigorated both the star and her career. In fact, Minnelli recently returned to New York for a series of concerts at the famed Beacon Theatre. In addition to her Tonys for Flora, the Red Menace and The Act, Minnelli was awarded a special Tony in 1974 for "adding lustre to the Broadway season." Her film credits include "The Sterile Cuckoo," "Arthur," "New York, New York" and "Stepping Out." The singer is also a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress.

—By Andrew Gans