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Actor Penn Badgley and his wife, a singer and doula, Domino Kirke are going to be parents.
In her Instagram pregnancy announcement, Domino shared a photo of her baby bump and told fans that her and her husband of three years, had previously suffered “two miscarriages in a row” and “were ready to call it”.
“I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done,” wrote Domino who has a son, Cassius Riley, born in 2009 from a previous relationship.
“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.”
The You star, 33, began dating Domino, 37, in 2014 and they married in 2017.
Domino has previously spoken about Penn’s role as a step-father to Cassius. “He doesn’t have to be ‘dad’ so he can have more fun with him,” she told US Weekly.
“It’s really nice. The stepparent thing is definitely uncharted territory for me cause I didn’t grow up with one, but… he takes care of him really well.”
The former Gossip Girl actor has spoken about his love for his wife, telling People:
“I don’t think I could truly value human love until I developed divine love. [Domino and I] very much had a romantic beginning, and I think that you discover in marriage that what sustains a marriage for decades—there are less and less people who can tell us this—but I think it has something to do with [divine] love.”
In December, Penn praised his wife in a sweet post to Instagram for her birthday.
“Happy birthday, Dom. A super-brief review of your invisible qualities: A truly radiant soul, you seem to spark alight almost everyone you meet, like a 99% success rate. It’s really impressive, and quite mysterious.”
“You encourage others to be honest, and brave, and gentle, and expansive. Your great capacity for empathy is obvious, something anyone can get warm by like a glowing stove,” he added.
The star continued, “Your desire to be of service to others is miraculous. It is in your DNA. In pictures as a very young child, you exude it — a great care and sweetness; an invitation. You make others happy by you. For me, it is a joy to witness you when you are happy. For you, I always hope to be a source of joy. I’m really glad we’re married.”