Lea Michele has confirmed, with a new Instagram post, that she is pregnant. The former Glee star made the announcement in the form of a photo of her wearing a blue floral maternity dress. The caption below the image of her cradling her stomach says, “So grateful.”
Michele, who married businessman Zandy Reich last March, is now expecting her first child. Rumors about her pregnancy were already circulating last Monday, when a source for People reported that the couple was expecting. Neither People nor Michele have confirmed her due date.
“They’ve always wanted to be parents,” the People source said.
Michele and Reich started dating in July 2017 and got engaged in April of 2018. They were married in Northern California, with more than 200 guests in attendance. Michele’s Glee co-stars Darren Criss and Becca Tobin were there, as well as her Scream Queens co-star Emma Roberts.
“We are so excited to be married and grateful to be surrounded by our friends and family,” the couple shared with People at the time. “And most of all, we’re so happy to spend the rest of our lives together.”
Nearly seven years ago, Michel’s then-boyfriend and Glee co-star, Cory Monteith died in a Vancouver hotel room of an apparent drug overdose. The show wrote in his character’s death.
A lighthouse doesn’t save the ships; it doesn’t go out and rescue them, it’s just this pillar that helps to guide people home,” Michele told ELLE a few months after Monteith’s death. She was 27 at the time.
“It’s very hard,” she said. “And you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don’t have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort.”