‘You’ star Penn Badgley is expecting his first child with wife Domino Kirke

Turns out, Penn Badgley does have something major in common with his You character Joe Goldberg— both are about to become first-time fathers. We’re pretty sure that’s where the similarities end, though (you know, considering the whole stalker-murderer thing). Today, February 10th, Badgley’s wife Domino Kirke announced in an emotional Instagram post that she’s pregnant after previously having two miscarriages.

Badgley and Kirke tied the knot in 2017, and this will be her second child (the singer has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship). Kirke opened up about the her struggles with miscarriages in her Instagram post revealing the pregnancy:

"On the road again... pregnancy after loss is whole other thing. After two miscarriages in a row we were ready to call it. I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done. 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. You’re already teaching us how to stay in the day in a way we’ve never had to, little one. Thank you."


We’re so happy for the couple, and we hope that Kirke’s honesty about her pregnancy journey is helpful to other women suffering from pregnancy loss.


Having some real-life parenting experience will likely be helpful for Badgley’s take on Joe Goldberg in You Season 3, although, hardly anything about You mirrors real life. Congrats to Badgley and Kirke on their family news—we’re much happier for them than we are for Joe and Love, that’s for sure.

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