Jenna Wolfe, Today Show Anchor, Comes Out as Gay, Announces She's Expecting a Baby Girl With Girlfriend Stephanie Gosk

Celebrity Moms Mar. 27, 2013 AT 1:00PM
Stephanie Gosk and Jenna Wolfe Stephanie Gosk and Jenna Wolfe Credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBC; Heidi Gutman/NBC

As a weekend anchor on the Today show, Jenna Wolfe has made a living reporting news from all around the world. But on the morning of Wednesday, March 27, she wasn't just telling the story -- she was the story. In a special appearance on Today and, later, in a blog on the show's website, the 39-year-old NBC correspondent came out as gay and announced that she and her girlfriend, fellow NBC journalist Stephanie Gosk, are expecting a daughter at the end of August.

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"Of all the jaw-dropping, head-turning, and eye-popping things I've ever told my friends and family ('I swam with killer sharks,' 'I jet-packed 30 feet out of the water,' 'I scaled the tallest building in Canada'), nothing garnered more shock and awe (and, yes, some tears) than when I told people I was pregnant," she wrote in her blog post, the first of many installments. (No further details were provided about the baby's paternity.)

"Just writing those words -- 'I'm pregnant' -- is surreal to me," she continued. "After all, I was never the kid that ran around playing house. I never had daydreams about being a mom and raising a family...As a kid, I would have chosen raising my adrenaline over raising children any day of the week. But then a funny thing happened on my way to adulthood...I grew up."

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Both Wolfe and Gosk -- a foreign correspondent who has reported from "the most dangerous places on earth" -- are noted thrill-seekers. "And yet both of us agree that THIS little girl will be the biggest and best adventure of our lives," the mom-to-be wrote.

In part, that's because Wolfe is a self-proclaimed neophyte when it comes to babies. "I've never changed a diaper. I don't know how to decorate a nursery. I don't really understand what a breast pump is. And don't get me started on the feeding schedule," she joked.

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That said, she's ready for the challenge. "Something just sort of told me it was time. Two years into a great relationship we felt like we wanted to share our adventures with a wide-eyed, little person," she explained in her blog. "The more we talked about it, the better the idea seemed. And so in December, we embarked on Operation Baby. And might I just add that despite the morning sickness, it's been the best decision we've ever made."

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