Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks is expecting her first child

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Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks has revealed she's expecting her first child.

Delighting her 2.4million followers, the actress uploaded a heart-warming image to her Instagram page of her with a beaming smile on her face holding up a positive ClearBlue pregnancy test.

Fans and followers rushed to congratulate the 29-year-old, who plays Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson on the popular Netfix show.

The mum-to-be also received dozens of excited comments from a host of well-known hit film and TV stars, including How To Get Away With Murder’s Matt McGorry, Pitch Perfect’s Anna Kendrick, This Is Us’s Chrissy Metz, Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez and Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer.

Most of the 29-year-old’s Orange Is The New Black co-stars also commented on the sweet post with Jackie Cruz (Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales) writing ‘Omg girl I got chills!! So happy for you baby girl. 🙌🏽 Congratulations’, and Jessica Pimentel (Maria Ruiz) commenting ‘Whhhaaaaaaaatttttt???? OMG! CONGRATULATIONS’.

Laverne Cox, who rose to fame playing Sophia Burset also commented ‘Wow, congrats girl. You’re going to be the best mother’ and Kimiko Glenn (Brook Soso) wrote ‘Congratulations Dani!!!!!!!!!!!!!!❤❤❤❤❤’.

This will the first baby for Danielle, who has kept her love life under wraps ever since she has been in her current relationship. But while she has not revealed the name of her other half, she has taken to Instagram to share sweet photos of the pair.

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The expectant mum also took to her Instagram stories yesterday to reveal to her fans that she is already half way through her pregnancy at 20 weeks.

‘When one chapter ends, another begins. Super excited to share with you my new beginning, I’M PREGNANT’

‘Counting my blessings with clear results,’ she added, referring to the ClearBlue pregnancy test in her snap.

Alongside a sweet picture of her cradling her blossoming bump that is displaying a ’20 weeks’ sticker on it, the excited mum-to-be wrote ‘5 months in!!’.

Congratulations to the expectant mum on her exciting news!

Aleesha Badkar
Lifestyle Writer

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.