Grey’s Anatomy‘s Kelly McCreary is expecting her first child!
The actress, known for her role as Dr. Maggie Pearce on the long-running medical drama, is expecting her first child with her husband Pete Chatmon. The couple revealed the exciting news to PEOPLE and shared photos of her positive test alongside the couple pointing to her “hot mama” necklace.
“I actually screamed in shock when I saw pregnant. I mean, I just wasn’t expecting it,” McCreary said of the experience of finding out she was expecting. “I had really been mentally and emotionally preparing myself for the possibility that it might take us some time to conceive. So, I was genuinely shocked.”
“You know, on the Clearblue test, it spells out very clearly: pregnant. Like, make no mistake, you are PREGNANT,” McCreary added with a giggle.
McCreary also got personal about their decision to try to have a child and shared that initially it was her husband who wanted to start a family more than she did. The actress shared that she “took some persuading” because she still had career goals she wanted to accomplish before motherhood.
“I’m very lucky to have a partner who is just rah, rah, eager for this child to come into our life and find out all of the ways that being parents will disrupt and challenge everything that we have planned,” she explains. “But because we are doing it together, we will be able to roll with it. And because this child is so desired and so loved, whatever happens will be the right thing, and we’ll make it work.”
Congratulations to the happy couple on the upcoming new addition to their family!