Aja Naomi King took to social media to announce that she’s pregnant with a baby boy!
How To Get Away With Murder star, Aja Naomi King announced that she is expecting her “rainbow baby” after experiencing two miscarriages. She posted a photo with a vibrant light shining on her growing baby bump.
“I really can’t begin to express the fullness of our immense joy to be welcoming a baby into our family. With that I also want to express that this beautiful journey has not been devoid of heartbreak,” she wrote on Instagram. “This is my beautiful little rainbow baby.”
King acknowledged her sources of comfort during her hard time. “I’ve been so deeply moved by the women who have openly shared their miscarriages. It brought me solace in a time that was incredibly painful to know I wasn’t alone,” she wrote. “To understand that this experience is common, horrible but still common. I suffered two miscarriages and even now trying to capture what it felt like in words is simply absurd to me because I will never have language enough for it.”
The 36-year-old admitted that she was hesitant to open up about her experience. “At first I wasn’t sure about sharing my experience because I felt like so many other people had way worse experiences than I did, but I realized that I can’t treat pain like an Olympic sport, as if it’s a competition and only those who have the worst stories win the right to talk about it,” she wrote to fans. “No matter the size of it in your mind, pain is pain and loss is loss, whatever the degree. And once you are touched by it, it stays with you forever.”
Aja concluded, “I really just want to say that if you’ve gone through this or are going through this, you don’t have to carry the weight of it alone. And for some (I won’t attempt to speak for everyone) it can be freeing. So I take this piece of freedom and I hope for someone else it allows them to feel a little less alone. Sending love always.”
Congratulations are in order to the mommy-to-be.