Entertainment journalist Jason Kennedy revealed in September that he and his wife, Lauren Scruggs, were pregnant with the couple’s first child after struggling to conceive for over four years. Now, the couple has announced the gender of their first child!

Jason posted a 13-second video to his Instagram page to share the news. In his caption, he teased, “IT’S A …….” In the video, Jason started by saying, “My wife just said, ‘Give me a break, I’m growing a’ what?” He turned the camera to Lauren who repeated the phrase she had said, “I just grew a penis.” Jason finished her quote by adding, “inside of me.” Then he revealed officially, “It’s a boy!”

Lauren shared a different video to her Instagram to announce the news, but she did use a similar teasing caption. The video, posted as an Instagram Reel, shows Jason and Lauren outside relaxing. Jason was rubbing Lauren’s baby bump and said, “Is that what I think it is in there? Is that a penis?” Lauren replied, “I think it is,” before they both exclaimed together, “It’s a boy!”

When the couple announced the news in September that they were expecting, Jason shared a message of gratitude for his audience’s support on this four-year journey to conceiving. “So many of you have prayed for us and wished us well on this 4 1/2 year journey. Our hope is that this news encourages anyone going through IVF or any fertility struggle. Thanks for caring and always asking for updates, it feels nice to be loved and we love you back.”

Congratulations to Jason and Lauren on the news of welcoming a baby boy! We wish them all the best as they prepare for their son’s arrival.

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