Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is going to be a dad! Odell’s girlfriend Lauren Wood announced the news on her Instagram page with three black and white images of the couple, with Lauren’s baby bump in full view and Odell standing behind her cradling her growing bump.

While Odell didn’t share the images to his own Instagram, he did comment on Lauren’s post writing “Can’t wait baby!” Lauren’s post was met with many comments of congratulations. Actress Gabrielle Union wrote “CONGRATULATIONS!!!!” followed by 5 red heart emojis. Model and influencer Stephanie Rao excitedly shared, “Congratulations babe! So happy for you both.” Even Odell’s dad commented saying, “LOVE ❤️ IT‼️ WHHHAAAA…🙏🏽💪🏽🙌🏽💯”

Odell and Lauren, a model and fitness trainer, were first romantically linked in November 2019 after the couple celebrated Odell’s birthday. The couple made their red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February 2020. They largely keep their relationship private, with very minimal posts featuring each other on their social media pages.

Most recently, Lauren shared a touching video montage of the couple earlier this month to celebrate Odell’s 29th birthday. “Happy birthday @obj … u continue to make this experience here on Earth, incredible. 29 years of greatness & many more 💕 love you.”

Coincidentally, the last time Odell shared a post featuring Lauren was for her birthday in March. The football player shared a series of images of the couple together to celebrate the model turning 28-years-old. He wrote of his partner in the post, “Thru thick and thin everyday wit u has been a blessing. I kno that God has placed you in my life for a special reason, and excited about that adventure to find out why. My favorite thing about us is US and no one or anything in this world can come between that. Happy glow day to my hipbone! I love u YUMI! Time to elevate!! Ps…ur gettin old asf.”

Congratulations to Odell and Lauren on the news of their first child! We wish them all the best as they prepare to welcome their little one into the world.

Kate Fann (she/her) is the BabyNames.com celebrity blogger, as well as an established content writer, aspiring author, and social media expert. She has been featured in online publications such as Bolde, ManoByte, Medium, The Social Observer, and more. Kate has ghostwritten numerous romance novels and is currently working on publishing her own works in the Young Adult genre.

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