She’s best known for her lovable role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on hit show Orange Is the New Black.
But now Danielle Brooks is taking on an even more special role – the one of mom.
The 29-year-old announced on Instagram Tuesday morning that she’s pregnant with her first child.
In a post that has garnered over 600,000 likes, Brooks broadly smiled while holding a Clearblue test revealing the positive results.
“So elated to finally share this news with you all,” she excitedly captioned a photo. “I’m happily pregnant!”
As she proudly revealed the results from her test, she also let the world know she’s getting her coin. The post was a paid partnership with home pregnancy test brand Clearblue.
In another shot shared to her Instagram stories, Brooks told her 2.4 million followers that she’s “5 months in” while flaunting her baby bump in the mirror.
“When one chapter ends, another begins,” she posted. “Super excited to share with you my new beginning. I’M PREGNANT. Counting my blessings.”
Danielle is notoriously private about her love life and relationships. But she has let her fans know that she is currently in a committed relationship by sharing a few sweet snaps with a handsome young man. But she has given no more details – including his name and occupation.
The Julliard graduate found fame starring as Tasha “Taystee” Johnson on all seven seasons of Orange Is the New Black.
Brooks was nominated for Tony Award for her performance in The Color Purple in 2016. The following year she scored a Grammy in 2017 for Best Musical Theater Album.
The final season which also stars Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon will air on Netflix on July 26, 2019.