‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Star Aja Naomi King Announces Pregnancy After Suffering 2 Miscarriages
The actress, 36, announced the news on Instagram Thursday (March 11th) with a photo of her cradling her baby bump and wrote,
I really can’t begin to express the fullness of our immense joy to be welcoming a baby into our family. With that I also want to express that this beautiful journey has not been devoid of heartbreak. This is my beautiful little rainbow baby.”
She spoke on her experience and revealed she has had two pregnancy losses in the past.
“I’ve been so deeply moved by the women who have openly shared their miscarriages. It brought me solace in a time that was incredibly painful to know I wasn’t alone. To understand that this experience is common, horrible but still common. I suffered two miscarriages and even now trying to capture what it felt like in words is simply absurd to me because I will never have language enough for it.”
Aja Naomi King added that she wasn’t sure about sharing her journey with the world.
“At first I wasn’t sure about sharing my experience because I felt like so many other people had way worse experiences than I did, but I realized that I can’t treat pain like an Olympic sport, as if it’s a competition and only those who have the worst stories win the right to talk about it. No matter the size of it in your mind, pain is pain and loss is loss, whatever the degree. And once you are touched by it, it stays with you forever.”
She also explained that she’s still experiencing fear despite having a healthy pregnancy.
“And I won’t lie, it’s been hard to not carry my fear with me throughout this pregnancy. To believe that it’s real and that this baby will be okay. That this beautiful gift will remain. But I try to not ignore the facts, and the facts are that I am healthy and my baby is healthy, my baby is growing and now kicking and constantly reminding me of their very real presence within me.”
She went on to share an encouraging message for her fans and wrote,
“I really just want to say that if you’ve gone through this or are going through this, you don’t have to carry the weight of it alone. And for some( I won’t attempt to speak for everyone) it can be freeing.”
“So I take this piece of freedom and I hope for someone else it allows them to feel a little less alone. Sending love always.”
Congrats, Aja Naomi King!