'Happy Birthday Mama!': Lea Michele celebrates 34 by sharing a new baby photo
Lea Michele is celebrating her first birthday as a mom.
The "Glee" alum and her husband, Zandy Reich, announced last week they had welcomed their first baby with a black-and-white photo of the newborn's tiny feet.
"ForEver grateful for this true blessing," Michele captioned the photo.
On Saturday, Michele's 34th birthday, she shared another glimpse into life with the new baby with a shot of herself cradling their bundle of joy right before blowing out her birthday candles.
"Happy Birthday Mama!" the frosting on the cake read.
The former leading lady of "Glee" announced her pregnancy in May 2020 by proudly displaying her growing bump clad in a blue maxi-dress on Instagram with a simple caption: "So grateful."
Her post was met with a flurry of congratulatory messages from colleagues and friends in the comments section of the post, which garnered close to 900,000 likes an hour after it was posted.
'Grateful for this true blessing':Lea Michele, husband Zandy Reich welcome first child
Michele married Reich, who is president of the clothing company AYR, in March 2019. They married in Napa, California, People reported.
She confirmed the wedding news on Twitter and Instagram, sharing a smiling photo of herself wearing a billowing strapless white gown and clutching a tuxedo-clad Reich’s hand. She carried a bouquet of white roses and wore her hair pulled back in a neat chignon. “3/9/19,” she captioned the image, along with a heart emoji.
Michele became the center of controversy earlier this summer, after actress Samantha Ware, who appeared in the final season of the musical high-school drama, called out Michele for tweeting using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and accused her of "traumatic microaggressions" while they worked together.
The actress apologized and vowed to "keep working to better myself and take responsibility for my actions" to be a better role model for her baby.
"One of the most important lessons of the last few weeks is that we need to take the time to listen and learn about other people's perspectives and any role we have played or anything we can do to help address the injustices that they face," she wrote.
Contributing: Sara M. Moniuszko and Morgan Hines
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