Glee actress Lea Michele has confirmed she is expecting her first baby.
The American actress and singer is set to welcome her first baby with her husband Zandy Reich later this year.
Lea and the entrepeanuer tied the knot in March last year and are said to be thrilled that they are starting a family.
“They’ve always wanted to be parents,” a source told People.
Following speculation from fans, Lea took to social media to delight them with an official announcement.
The brunette beauty shared a photograph of herself, showing off her growing baby bump with a sweet smile on her face.
Cradling her stomach in a pretty blue frock, Lea simply penned, ‘So grateful 💛.’
Loads of Lea’s celebrity pals sent her congratulatory messages, with actress Emma Roberts writing, ‘Crying! Screaming!!! Love you ! ♥️‘
‘OMG OMG 💕💕💕💕,’ added former Disney star, Ashley Tisdale.
In light of the lovely news, Lea’s fans couldn’t help but compare the pregnancy to musical series, Glee, in which her character Rachel Berry falls pregnant in 2020.
‘IT’S 2020 LEA MICHELE IS PREGNANT GUESS WHO WAS ALSO PREGNANT IN 2020??? RACHEL BERRY,’ one excited Tweeter wrote.
‘What in the coincidence? Y’all remember on the final episode of #Glee where Rachel Berry was pregnant in 2020 as the surrogate for Blaine & Kurt? Well now in real life in 2020, Lea Michele and her husband are expecting their first child,’ exclaimed another.
The confirmation that Lea is set to become a mother comes after she opened up about suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that can sometimes make it harder for women to conceive.
“I went to a great doctor, and the minute she looked at me, she was like, ‘Oh, you have PCOS.’ It explained everything,” she said.
“Through diet, I have been able to manage it. But I am very fortunate. There are way more extreme versions of PCOS that women have a lot of difficulty with – mine is not as intense.
‘Which is why I haven’t really talked about it, because there are women who have it so much more intense.
‘Now, I feel like I am at the healthiest place in my entire life. It’s not that I’m the thinnest, because I’m not the thinnest I’ve been. But when I was the thinnest, I was not being the healthiest. I’m definitely the most mentally, physically, and spiritually sound that I’ve ever been.”