After trying to have a baby for over a year, real-life couple Darin Brooks and Kelly Kruger are officially welcoming their first child!
PEOPLE first reported that Brooks and Kruger are set to welcome their bundle of joy this September. Brooks, who currently stars as Wyatt Spencer on, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” shared his excitement on being a first-time dad:
“Pregnancy can have its challenges, for sure, but it’s definitely worth it! It has brought us closer together and we just can’t wait to meet the little me or Kelly!”
Kruger, who is known to many soap fans for portraying Mackenzie Browning on, “The Young and the Restless,” expressed her heartfelt happiness:
“It still doesn’t feel real aside from the morning sickness, fatigue, crazy changes to my body and the fact that I sobbed on the airplane watching Instant Family — it usually takes a lot to make me cry. I get so emotional when I think about the fact that I’m growing a little human in my body that’s half me and half Darin. I cry every time I think about it!”
The couple, who have been married since March 21, 2016, recently took a trip to Hawaii, and photographed Kruger’s growing baby bump. The two met on the set of Brook’s former Spike TV series, “Blue Mountain State.”
Brooks won the Daytime Emmy Award in 2009 for his role as Max Brady on, “Days of our Lives.” Kruger began playing the role of Mackenzie on “Y&R” off and on since 2002.
Congratulations to this wonderful couple!