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“I’m Pregnant!” Oscar Nominee Gabourey Sidibe Announces on Instagram

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Oscar Nominee Gabourey Sidibe
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If you are a fan of the American Drama series “Empire” and the documentary thriller “Precious,” then you know Gabourey Sidibe. The beautiful Oscar Nominee actress took to Instagram to share the joyous news of her pregnancy with her fans and followers. Sidibe’s caption simply began with, “I’m pregnant!” 

The picture posted was of her and her husband, Brandon Frankel, gently holding her growing baby bump. Social media is going agog with excitement and well-wishes for her and her family. “We thought it was time to give our cats some responsibility, so we’re giving them each a baby to care for! Double the babies, double the cats, double the fun!!” she continued. “Twin delivery coming soon! Twinty Twinty Four!!”

She also posted snapshots of her and her husband happily pushing twin strollers and sharing tender moments while looking at each other in the mirror. The couple got married in 2021 after meeting on the dating app Raya in 2019. During an interview with Brides magazine in 2022, Frankel mentioned that their first date lasted “more than seven hours.”

Sidibe admitted that before Frankel entered her life, she wasn’t sure that marriage was something she envisioned for herself. “I couldn’t imagine dating someone I liked. Turns out, totally possible! So, I’m really happy to have been wrong about where I saw my life going, partnership-wise,” she shared with Brides. [Brandon] is an incredible, incredible partner.”

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The actress excitedly shared her engagement news with her followers on Instagram in 2020. “My BFF proposed, and now I get to hold him forever,” she wrote at the time.

“The funniest man I’ve ever met. The sweetest human to exist. @brandontour made up a song for when I put my bonnet on at night. The second I look a bit stressed and overwhelmed, he jumps into action to take over what he can for me. Every moment with him is a joy. He is the partner I thought I was too independent to need.”

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In another exciting news, Sidibe’s pregnancy announcement was not just about the baby reveal. It was also a collaboration with Babylist. The expectant parents visited Babylist’s showroom in Los Angeles, thereby turning the announcement into a partnership. 

Alongside the exciting news, Sidibe shared a list of her top essentials as she prepares to embrace motherhood for the second time. Her essentials included car seats, high chairs, carriers, cribs (plus mattresses) and bassinets. Many celebrities have congratulated the couple in the comments as they shared their joy about the growing family.

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Beyond her achievements on screen, Sidibe has been an outspoken advocate for body positivity, mental health awareness, and social justice. Her honesty about her self-esteem and body image struggles has inspired many people to embrace their uniqueness and practice self-love.

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With her characteristic grace and humor, Sidibe has proven herself to be a source of strength and inspiration for women everywhere. And now, she prepares to welcome her bundle of joy into the world. She will undoubtedly approach motherhood with the same courage and determination that has defined her career.

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