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Teyonah Parris is Pregnant, Expecting First Baby With Husband James: ‘very Excited’
Teyonah Parris is expecting a child! The Marvels actress, 34, and her husband James are expecting their first child together, she tells PEOPLE exclusively. Parris, who is five months pregnant, claims she was “flooded with so many emotions and joy” when she discovered the wonderful news with a Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test.
“I was really taken aback and stunned. But I was merely startled since we had been trying for a long time with no result “She elaborates. “I took the Clearblue Pregnancy Test, so there was no doubt this time around because it plainly showed ‘pregnant.’ That was thrilling.”
Parris claims she built her husband a “small present box and placed the pregnancy test in it along with some other little first-time dad things” to share the happy news with him. “When he opened it and saw the test, it stated ‘pregnant,’ and it was very plainly written. And he just started screaming, he was so passionate and delighted, and we were sobbing and so pleased “She continues.
Never miss a story again — subscribe to PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to receive the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to intriguing human interest stories. infant Teyonah Parris. The actress adds she and her husband were also creative in informing their relatives, albeit it took them a while to realize it.
“We made these bogus scratch-off cards. Because people were so perplexed, they were the worst and finest times “With a laugh, she says. “They were simply wanting to earn money, and that obviously states we’re having a kid, and they just passed right past that.” Nonetheless, she and her husband’s relatives are “extremely delighted” because it is their first child. “So you know this baby will be very, very loved,” she continues.
Parris said she and her husband are waiting until their kid is born to find out the gender. “My husband and I made that decision because we believe it is one of God’s greatest gifts and surprises,” she adds. “I believe it has also helped to avoid having preconceived thoughts about our kid and to avoid dictating who this baby is before we ever see the infant. That has been really beneficial.”
Parris hopes to “take the time [she] needs and playfully be able to go back and work like many moms have done before [her]” after the kid arrives.”We’re being really calm, and it’s actually quite wonderful,” she adds of her pregnancy. “I’m really proud of us.”