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It’s all doom and gloom for his character in You, but in reality, Penn Badgley has some very happy news…
The You star and his wife – singer and doula Domino Kirke – are expecting their first child together. Penn Badgley is already step-father to Domino’s ten-year-old son, Cassius, who she shares with ex-boyfriend musician Morgan O’Kane.
Domino Kirke took to Instagram to tell the world about their happy, albeit bittersweet, news…
“On the road again…pregnancy after loss is whole other thing,” she began.
“After two miscarriages in a row we were ready to call it. I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done.
“As a birth attendant, I’ve seen and heard it all. It takes everything I’ve got to detach lovingly from the losses I’ve been present for and be in my own experience. When I was pregnant at 25, I knew nothing. I had no community. I dove in blissfully unaware about birth and its mysteries.
“Now, with 10 years worth of experience to pull from, I treasure my birth community and the knowledge I have. You’re already teaching us how to stay in the day in a way we’ve never had to, little one. Thank you.”
We think Penn Badgley will take to fatherhood like a duck to water. Especially since he is such a great step-father to Cassius…
“He’s a really good stepdad,” Domino Kirke told Us Weekly back in October.
“He doesn’t have to be ‘dad’ so he can have more fun with him. It’s really nice. The stepparent thing is definitely unchartered territory for me cause I didn’t grow up with one, but…he takes care of him really well.”
Congratulations Penn and Domino!