Surprise! Audra McDonald is pregnant at 45
Audra McDonald’s West End debut in Lady Day will have to be postponed. The Broadway star revealed on Tuesday that she and husband Will Swenson are expecting.
“Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead to pregnancy?” McDonald joked in a statement.
The Shuffle Along star also tweeted, “Will and I are completely surprised — and elated — to be expecting a new addition to our family.”
The six-time Tony winner will begin maternity leave on July 24, pushing back her West End debut.
“I am so very grateful to everyone in New York and London for allowing me to rearrange my schedule to accommodate this little miracle,” McDonald said in the statement. “While I’m disappointed I have to postpone my West End debut in Lady Day, I’m glad I’ll be able to spend a little more time in Shuffle Along this summer and will look forward to setting up a 1920s-themed nursery in my dressing room when I return to the show.”
If only the rest of us working women were so #blessed.
McDonald, 45, is mom to 15-year-old Zoe Madeline. Broadway star Swenson, 42, is dad to Bridger, 13, and Sawyer, 10. The talented pair wed in 2012.