Actor Nico Tortorella, most notably known for portraying the role of Josh on the television series Younger, shared exciting news for their family today. Nico and their partner Bethany Meyers are expecting their first child! The couple has been open about their struggle to conceive as well as their fertility journey.

Nico has recently taken a hiatus from social media and deleted all of their Instagram posts but came back to announce their baby news. The Walking Dead: World Beyond star and their partner shared announcements posts that features images of the couple excitedly showing off Bethany’s growing baby bump. The couple spoke with People about their baby news sharing, “We’ve been trying to conceive for almost two years and we’re happy to announce our baby finally decided the time was right.” Their rainbow baby is due on March 9th, which happens to be the couple’s wedding anniversary.

The couple, who wed in 2018, has been very open about their journey to conceive. On their Instagram page, the be.come project founder has candidly shared their emotions behind fertility treatments. “As anyone with an infertility journey will tell you, it’s not easy,” the couple also shared with People. “After months and months of heartache and unknowns we are beginning to see just how much magic and healing this process has already offered. Of course, we still have a ways to go, and we know some days will be more difficult than others. But, today is a celebration. Today we are one step closer to becoming parents. All of it is you baby.”

In their announcement post, Bethany shared a heartfelt message to their followers who may also be struggling with conceiving and growing a family. “For those of you who are still on your journey to parenthood, I know this news may feel painful. I know some of you may have just had another failed cycle, or found out your pregnancy wasn’t viable, or some other hiccup in this wild game they call trying to conceive. Permission to mute me, step away or feel all of those feels. I’ve been there too. About a year ago, a fellow infertility warrior who finally had their rainbow baby told me this – ‘it sucks until one day it doesn’t’ and they were right. Sending love to each and everyone one of you.”

Congratulations to Nico and Bethany on the news of their first child! We wish them lots of love as they prepare to become parents.

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