The 37-year-old actress who portrays Bernadette in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory welcomed her first child, and it’s a baby girl!
The New Jersey-born comedienne is married to screenwriter Winston Rauch who has been her writing partner since 2005, and the actress disclosed that she is “beyond over the moon” to welcome her first child with her husband. Melissa shared the happy news on her Instagram account where she posted a photo of an “it’s a girl” card with her 1.5m followers. The happy parents named the child Sadie.
The Big Bang Theory actress wrote: “I am beyond over the moon to share that our beautiful baby girl, Sadie Rauch, has arrived and our hearts are bursting at the seams with love for her.I will never take for granted the difficult road it took to get here. To those on that road: I’m sending you so much love today and always. ”
The 37-year-old first disclosed that she is expecting a child in July, but also said that she had suffered a miscarriage in the past.
Reflecting on her miscarriage and pregnancy in an essay for Glamour, Mellisa wrote: “Here is the only statement regarding my pregnancy that doesn’t make me feel like a complete fraud: ‘Melissa is expecting her first child. She is extremely overjoyed, but if she’s being honest, due to the fact that she had a miscarriage the last time she was pregnant, she’s pretty much terrified at the moment that it will happen again.'”
The bittersweet statement continued:
“‘She feels weird even announcing this at all, and would rather wait until her child heads off to college to tell anyone, but she figures she should probably share this news before someone sees her waddling around with her mid-section protruding and announces it first.'”
The actress – who plays microbiologist Bernadette on Big Bang Theory – has shared the happy news on Monday with her Instagram followers
The Bronze actress revealed that the miscarriage she suffered has caused a primal depression and that she was even worried to announce her pregnancy so she won’t upset anyone struggling with fertility issues. “When I thought about having to share the news about expecting this baby, all I could think about was another woman mourning over her loss as I did, worried she would never get pregnant again, and reading about my little bundle on the way. It felt a bit disingenuous to not also share the struggle it took for me to get here,” she admitted.
“The miscarriage I experienced was one of the most profound sorrows I have ever felt in my life. It kickstarted a primal depression that lingered in me. ”
We think congratulations are in order. Did you know that Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory got married this year?