Singer Rachel Platten Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Husband Kevin Lazan

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Rachel Platten attends the CinemaCon 2018 Paramount Pictures Presentation at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 25, 2018 in Las Vegas.  Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon

Baby on board! Singer Rachel Platten is expecting her first child with her husband, Kevin Lazan, her rep confirms to Us Weekly exclusively.

Platten, 37,  confirmed her happy news on Instagram. “This is one of my most exciting announcements, but also one of my most vulnerable. So here goes…. I am pregnant!!” she wrote on Wednesday, July 25. “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 added: “The truth is, 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.
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.”

This is one of my most exciting announcements, but also one of my most vulnerable. So here goes…. I am pregnant!! 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. The truth is, 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. 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. Human emotions are complex. We can feel more than one thing at once you know? We can hold both love and wonder and aw and joy, but also frustration and sickness and fear and darker stuff too and it’s normal! So anyway, that’s where I’m at my loves. With all the mystery and wonder around this, one thing that has been abundantly clear to me: this little unbelievable soul that I haven’t even met yet is going to be my biggest teacher in the world and I cannot wait to learn. I love you all so much, and I promise to continue to share as much of this process with you as I can. Xoxoxox, a totally happy, exhausted, not so nauseous today Rach.

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The “Fight Song” singer married Lazan in Rhode Island in 2010 and told Us Weekly back in 2015 that he is an “amazing man.”

“We’ve been together for 10 years, and he’s a huge reason why I kept believing in my dreams,” she said.

The Newtown, Massachusetts, native, whose fourth studio album, Waves, was released last October, gained worldwide fame when her Top 10 hit was chosen as the unofficial anthem for Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign in 2016, but in an interview with Glamour in October 2017, Platten said that the song belongs to everyone.

“For me, that song was never anymore Hillary’s song than it was [that of] the little kids who used the song while fighting cancer or the U.S. women’s soccer team,” the “Broken Glass” singer said. “It’s amazing that all these people embrace that message, but I wrote it over the course of a year and a half in all these different stages: in my bedroom by myself and in thousands of journals with so many different verses and thousands of combinations. That song was my release, my affirmation that I was going to believe in myself no matter what.”

“That doesn’t change when I play it today, even if I play it to thousands of people now in an arena. I’m still brought back to the same feeling of determination and also the pain I felt when no one believed in me. Honestly, I don’t think that will ever change. No matter how successful I get, or how many times I sing it, [I don’t think] that it will ever change for because it’s just so deeply personal and healing for me.”

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