Mama to be! Riverdale actress Vanessa Morgan is pregnant with her first child amid her divorce from estranged husband Michael Kopech. Despite some turmoil in her personal life, the Canadian starlet is excited for this new chapter.
“Exciting news … I am overjoyed to be welcoming my baby boy into the world this January,” Vanessa, 28, announced via Instagram on July 24. “This little guy has already brought me so much happiness and a feeling of such a greater purpose. I cannot wait to meet you!!”
She also opened up a bit about her decision to publicly reveal her pregnancy. “[I] was debating keeping this part of my life hidden, but I knew people would see pictures eventually with my belly [and] I wanted you guys to hear it from me,” she expressed. “I do want to keep this chapter of my life private but did want to be the first to share the news.”
However, the Degrassi alum added that after “growing up in the public eye” when she started her “acting career at age 6,” she fully intends to give her son more privacy. “I am very much looking forward to giving this little guy some room to grow up outside of the public eye, until he tells me otherwise,” she continued. “Lil one you were made with so much love [and] already exude a light so strong it warms my belly.”
The starlet gushed she’s “so happy” and “can’t wait to dedicate everyday to being the best mommy.”
On June 19, almost a month prior to Vanessa announcing her pregnancy, Michael, 24, filed the paperwork in his home state of Texas to legally end their marriage, The Chicago Tribune reported citing court records. Their uncoupling came just five months after they got married on January 4, 2020. According to the publication, Michael is the father of her unborn child.
Although her marriage is ending, Vanessa is surrounded by support. “So excited for you. Congrats, boo,” Riverdale star Camila Mendes commented on her costar’s pregnancy announcement. Lili Reinhart sent three tulip emoji. “You’re gonna be an amazing mom!!” Marisol Nichols added.
The future is bright for Vanessa and her baby boy! Keep scrolling to see her pregnancy photos so far.
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