It’s been quite an amazing year for ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr., but on top of winning a Tony and becoming a household name, the Broadway pro is becoming a father — which we’re sure will be his greatest role yet! After all, his wife Nicolette Robinson is pregnant with their 1st child and we are SO thrilled for the happy couple!
Congratulations are in order for Leslie Odom Jr., 35, and his wife Nicolette Robinson, 28. The two are expecting their first child and they are completely over the moon! Nicolette was the first to announce the exciting news as she posted a retro-inspired Polaroid picture to her Instagram page. Across the pic, Nicolette wrote a note to their child that read, “You’re on your way, and we couldn’t be happier. Love, mom and dad.” Aw!
“One of the greatest gifts we could ever ask for. Leslie and I are so excited to share the news that we have a sweet baby on the way ❤️ #pregnant,” Nicolette captioned the adorable photo of her and Leslie cuddling underneath balloons that spell out “baby.” Leslie reposted the same pic on his own Instagram page, and soon after added another snapshot.
The second photo is similar to the first but says “coming soon” on the front. “Little one, you’re on our mind all the time. Keep eating and growing! We love you and we’re already so proud of you! Love, your mom and dad,” the second caption read. SO sweet! And it looks like Leslie and Nicolette chose the perfect time to start their family. After all, the Broadway star announced over the summer that he was officially leaving the cast of Hamilton.
“I am indeed leaving on July 9,” he said during a Facebook Live streaming. “It has just been the most completely wonderful, totally healing, and inspiring experience from beginning to end,” Odom, Jr., said in the video. “I will never forget the people that I’ve met here. I’ll never forget all of you.” He added, “I’m excited to have a blank page, and I’m excited to go out and find something new.” Looks like that something new is fatherhood! Congrats again, you two!
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