Round of applause for Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson!
Monday on Instagram, the actor — who originated the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” — announced that he and his wife are expecting their second child together, a baby boy!
“Lots of reasons to celebrate over here. Lots of reasons for hope too,” the Tony and Grammy award winner wrote over a picture of their family, including daughter Lucy, 3. “Baby boy and mama are doing swell. Praying for him and all the little ones on the way! The new class!!”
“We’ll make it right for you,” he continued, quoting the “Hamilton” song “Dear Theodosia.”
Not to be outdone, Nicolette also posted a carousel of touching photos and revealed that she is due in March of next year.
“Sweet baby boy, we cannot wait to meet you,” she wrote. “More reasons to love, to live, to connect, to pave the way for you and other little ones arriving in this world. We love you. Arriving March 2021.”
After their announcement went viral, several of Leslie and Nicolette’s famous friends congratulated the couple on social media.
“CONGRATULATIONS,” wrote our very own Adrienne.
“What what?!!! Best news ever! So happy for you, my family!” said Matthew Morrison.
“Yay!!!!!” exclaimed Yvette Nicole Brown.
On Instagram Story, Leslie revealed that he and Robinson already have a name in mind, but he did not disclose the moniker.
“We do. We only refer to him by his name around here,” he said in response to a fan’s question.
In August, the two starred in an episode of Freeform’s “Love in the Time of Corona” where they portrayed a married couple figuring out whether they want to have another child amid the pandemic and the protests against systemic racism.
“We just thought bringing 12 years of being together, we wanted to be able to utilize that and tell a story that feels like something we can connect to a little bit more during this time, because it’s such a unique time,” Nicolette told People about the project. “It was a really great collaboration.”
Congratulations to Leslie and Nicolette on their baby news!