The great 2017 baby boom of Hollywood seems to still be going strong, with actress Melissa Rauch announcing she is expecting a child later this year.
The actress, who plays Bernadette on the popular US sitcom The Big Bang Theory, announced the happy news via an essay published on Glamour on Tuesday, during which she also reflected on the tragic miscarriage she and her husband, writer Winston Beigel, previously experienced.
“Here is the only statement regarding my pregnancy that doesn’t make me feel like a complete fraud,” the 37-year-old’s statement began, continuing in third person.
“Melissa is expecting her first child. She is extremely overjoyed, but if she’s being honest, due to the fact that she had a miscarriage the last time she was pregnant, she’s pretty much terrified at the moment that it will happen again.”
The actress, who says her baby is due later this year, continued, “When I thought about having to share the news about expecting this baby, all I could think about was another woman mourning over her loss as I did,” adding, “It felt a bit disingenuous to not also share the struggle it took for me to get here.”
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Finally, the True Blood actress ended the essay with a message of solidarity to other couples out there experiencing infertility and miscarriages, saying, “You are not alone. And, it is perfectly OK to not be OK right now.”
Read Melissa Rauch’s moving essay in full here.