Baby on board! Claire Holt and her husband, Andrew Joblon, are expecting their first child together, seven months after she suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage.
“My heart is bursting. I’m so happy to share with you that we are having a baby! It still doesn’t feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude. You never forget the deep pain of loss. It dims with time but it informs many of your experiences. Our loss earlier this year was the darkest moment of my life,” the 30-year-old actress wrote via Instagram on Thursday, October 11. “Yet, it made me infinitely more thankful for the precious baby growing inside me today. I want to take a moment to acknowledge all those struggling with miscarriage, infertility or any of the difficulties that come with bringing new life into the world. I know that these announcements can hurt. I’ve felt it all. My heart is with you and I pray that our story gives you hope. Thank you all so much for your love and support – I can’t wait to share this journey with you.”
After making her joyous announcement, the actress told Us Weekly exclusively: “Coming from such a big family, nothing makes me more excited than the thought of being a mother. I’m so grateful.”
The Originals star and Joblon tied the knot in August, eight months after announcing their engagement. “My heart is so full,” Holt captioned an Instagram picture of herself and Joblon locking lips in December 2017 as she showed off her diamond sparkler.
Holt was previously married to TV producer Matthew Kaplan, who filed for divorce in May 2015 a little over a year after the pair exchanged vows.
Holt’s happy news comes seven months months after she opened up about suffering a miscarriage in March. “I’ve never felt more broken in my life. I debated sharing this so soon and I’m still frightened about making such a private struggle public, but I’m doing it anyway because it’s important,” she wrote in an emotional Instagram post 10 days after losing her baby. “To anyone out there who has been through a miscarriage, I understand you. I share every bit of your pain and you are not alone. Please be kind to yourself and I hope that you will be comfortable sharing your story too.”
The Vampire Diaries alum and Joblon adopted an adorable rescue puppy weeks after she shared her poignant story with fans.
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