Laura Benanti is going to be a mom! The Broadway star and her hubby, Patrick Brown, have wanted to start a family since last year, and after a heartbreaking miscarriage, Laura is finally pregnant again — with a baby girl! We could NOT be more thrilled for the happy couple!
Laura Benanti, 37, and her husband Patrick Brown, are expecting their very first child — and we can only imagine how excited the sweet couple must be! The actress announced the incredible news via social media on Aug. 11, posting an Instagram pic of her and Patrick sitting side-by-side reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Pretty creative, right?
“Patrick and I doing some light summer reading. Coming this winter…#BabyGirlBrown!!! 🐣,” Laura captioned her photo announcement. And while ALL baby announcements are exciting, we’re especially ecstatic for Laura and Patrick considering the tough year they’ve had. After all, the Nashville star suffered a tragic miscarriage just last year. She even opened up about the emotional experience in Sept. 2015 in a Huffington Post article.
“It seems to me that we, as a culture, haven’t quite learned how to broach this painful subject. My hope is that talking about [miscarriage] in an open forum can be healing in some small way,” she wrote for the editorial piece. In the piece she also described her feelings when she learned she was pregnant for the first time.
“The day I found out I was pregnant was the happiest day of my life,” she wrote. “I had wanted to be a mom for a long time, and at 36 it was finally happening. When my fiancé, Patrick, and I first saw and heard our little peanut’s heartbeat, a wave of love washed over me that I had not known was possible.”
Laura and Patrick tied the knot back in November 2015 in a ceremony at Harlem’s Riverside Church and now, nearly a year later, they’re expecting a precious daughter! The little one is set to arrive this winter. Congrats again to the sweet couple!
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