Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Elaine Welteroth
Elaine Welteroth has thrilling information!
The journalist and Project Runway choose, 34, is pregnant and anticipating her first child with musician husband Jonathan Singletary, she introduced on Monday.
“I’m so excited to finally share the excitement with our friends and extended community. It’s been so hard to keep this a secret!” Welteroth tells PEOPLE. “I’m just excited to learn more about what this new life is here to teach us. I’m already learning so much from this experience. We are both excited to experience new levels of love.”
The mom-to-be provides, “We always knew — God willing — that one day we would be parents, but no one talks about what it’s like when that one day becomes today. Even with a husband, a house and a career, somehow I still didn’t feel quite ready or adult enough to be somebody’s mom. But there’s nothing that compares to the blessing of the moment you hear that little heartbeat — it changes everything. You just surrender to God’s plan and divine timing.”
In a video message on Instagram, Welteroth says, “Real life evidence of life,” as she reveals the optimistic being pregnant take a look at and sonograms. “I’m freaking out right now. This baby looks exactly like Jonathan,” she shares.
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Welteroth, the previous editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, wed Singletary on May 10, 2020, after a more-than-three-year engagement. Opening up about their ceremony, which was held on her Brooklyn stoop with a block occasion afterward, Welteroth advised Vogue final yr, “Everyone let loose and had a blast.”
In late August, Welteroth introduced that she was leaving her internet hosting gig on The Talk after one season within the position.
“It is an absolute honor for anyone, but especially a young Black woman, to occupy space on-air where our perspectives are largely underrepresented. It was gratifying to be able to show up as my authentic self in front of a live national audience every day in a world as divided as ours and to stay true to myself and what I stand for,” she stated in an announcement on the time.
“I came to The Talk to break out of my own echo chamber and to join a diverse cast in helping to bridge some of the divides in our world through conversation and empathy. I’m proud of how I represented myself and my community,” she continued. “But as I always say: When the music changes, so must your dance! I will miss my talented co-hosts and crew and I wish them the very best. Thanks to all those who tuned in every day.”
Welteroth added, “I’m excited to continue these necessary conversations in my work and to share my upcoming creative projects soon.”