Booked and Busy: Danielle Brooks Joyfully Announces She’s 5 Months Pregnant

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Danielle Brooks has *some personal news.*

The Orange Is the New Black star and Broadway dynamo officially announced her pregnancy on social media on Tuesday.


The first was a post with Brooks showing off her “pregnant” Clearblue pregnancy stick. “So elated to finally share this news with you all. I’m happily pregnant!” Brooks wrote.

It was also a sponsored post, to which I say: Shit, get those Clearblue pregnancy checks!

Brooks also shared a little bit more on her IG stories, writing “when one chapter ends, another begins”—likely alluding to the final season of OITNB, airing later this summer—“super excited to share with you my new beginning.”

And, in one more super adorable turn, Brooks also changed her Twitter bio to a crystal ball, followed by, “I predict I’m going to be a MOMMY.”

And once she was done on Instagram, Brooks hopped on Twitter to share the good news there.


“So happy to announce I’m preggers,” Brooks wrote, her baby bump on full display. “20 weeks in and feeling good!”


While the 29-year-old has kept a tight lid on her personal life, we know she’s been booked and busy through the early weeks of her pregnancy. We’ll be seeing the multitalented Brooks return to her role as Taystee once the eagerly anticipated OITNB lands on Netflix on July 26, and she just completed her run in the Public Theater’s all-black production of the Shakespeare comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” in New York City.

Here’s to a healthy, happy pregnancy!




It’s been just catastrophe after catastrophe lately - I needed the good news, as one stranger to another.