Seeing pink! Rachel Platten will be having a girl. The singer, 37, appeared on the Friday, October 19, episode of Good Morning America and made the reveal when a producer came out with both a pink and blue onesie. She chose the pink one and announced, “I’m having a girl … That’s it. That’s the gender reveal!”
The “Fight Song” singer also debuted a new song she wrote for her unborn daughter, titled “You Belong.”
“It was written just for us, and I never intended for the world to hear it because it felt so personal … but sometimes that’s exactly the Art that craves other ears,” she wrote on Instagram when teasing the new single on Thursday, October 18. “So, even though I’m in my third trimester and flying and tv performances seem light years away from where I’ve been living (on the couch ahem), I realized that neither being pregnant nor having this baby will ever prevent me from doing what I love so much in the world. This is me choosing bravery over fear and a little temporary expansion in the midst of some serious nesting. I’m excited.”
In July, Platten announced on Instagram that she and husband Kevin Lazan were expecting their first child.
“I can’t believe I’m finally typing these words – I have wanted to share this news for months. As I thought about how to share what I have been experiencing, I became paralyzed about doing it the exact, perfect way – how to express all of my total bliss and yet all this fear too? I finally realized that I can’t worry about making being ME comfortable for everybody else, I have to share this journey MY WAY: with honesty, vulnerability, love and an open heart,” she wrote in the caption, adding that the pregnancy hasn’t been easy.
“I am overwhelmed with love, joy and happiness about our baby. It’s a total miracle that I’m growing a human and my husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled. But, I have also had an incredibly difficult spring and summer with serious nausea, exhaustion, constant sickness and all the awful symptoms no one wants to really talk about when sharing the ‘perfect blessed journey’ of pregnancy,” she noted. “I was so afraid that if I shared that part (the difficulty of flying and performing while puking in green rooms and airplanes) that I’d seem ungrateful somehow when I’m actually crazy full of gratitude – I’m just HUMAN.”
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