Audra McDonald, 45, is expecting.
McDonald, a three-time Tony Award winner by age 28, revealed on Tuesday, May 10 that she and husband Will Swenson are expecting their first child together.
“Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead to pregnancy?” McDonald tweeted. “Will and I are completely surprised – and elated – to be expecting a new addition to our family. I am so very grateful to everyone in New York and London for allowing me to rearrange my schedule to accommodate this little miracle. While I’m disappointed I have to postpone my West End debut in Lady Day, I’m glad I’ll be able to spend a little more time in Shuffle Along this summer.”
Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead 2 pregnancy? @thewillswenson & I are completely surprised but elated 2 b expecting
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) May 10, 2016
McDonald and Swenson first met in 2007 when they co-starred in the Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade. In 2010, they began dating. Soon after, in October 2012, the pair tied the knot. The actress has a daughter, Zoe Madeline Donovan, 15, from her previous marriage to Peter Donovan, while Swenson has two sons with his ex-wife. Congratulations to the expectant couple!
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