Surprise! Actress Audra McDonald Pregnant at 45 [Ovary Hustlin’]

Audra McDonald, Husband Will Swenson

Audra McDonald, Husband Will Swenson

Congratulations to actress Audra McDonald (45). This week, she announced that she and husband were expecting their first child together. Apparently, the pregnancy was a surprise. She writes:

Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead 2 pregnancy? @thewillswenson & I are completely surprised but elated 2 b expecting

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She also shared her excitement on Instagram.

Audra has appeared on the stage in both musicals and dramas, such as Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and Porgy and Bess. She maintains an active concert and recording career, performing song cycles and operas as well as performing in concert throughout the U.S. She has won six Tony Awards, more performance wins than any other actor, and is the only person to win all four acting categories. She also starred in the ABC television drama Private Practice as Dr. Naomi Bennett.

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She married bassist Peter Donovan in September 2000. They have one daughter, Zoe, named after McDonald’s close friend Zoe Caldwell. McDonald and Donovan divorced in 2009. She married Will Swenson on October 6, 2012. This will be their first child together.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams