Six-time Tony award winner and theatrical goddess Audra McDonald recently announced that her and husband Will Swenson are expecting their first child together. McDonald, 45, who is currently starring in Shuffle Along on Broadway, said that the pregnancy came as a complete surprise since the actress is technically perimenopausal.
Even though the actor is past the typical child-bearing age, if her tap dancing in eight shows a week is any indication as to what kind of shape she is in, her body probably thinks it is still 18-years-old. And the pregnancy cravings have already begun!
The surprise pregnancy is forcing McDonald to postpone her West End debut with Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, where she will be reprising her tony-winning role as Billie Holiday. She also will be reprising her role as "mom," since this baby joins McDonald's daughter Zoe, 15, and Swenson's sons Bridger, 13, and Sawyer, 10, from previous marriages.
This is the luckiest baby in the world if it gets to fall asleep to lullabies sung by these two.