Congratulations to daytime stars Kelly Kruger and Darin Brooks, who are expecting their first child together! “So excited to finally share this!” the actress shared on Instagram back in the middle of April. “Our most important roles to date… Baby Brooks is on the way!” And at the end of the month, they invited friends and family over for an “explosive” gender reveal that saw the couple setting off confetti cannons in the backyard where the color would reveal whether they would be having a boy or a girl. (You’ll notice Kruger struggled with her cannon so her helpful hubby stepped in to set it off for her.)
As you can see from the video Kruger shared on Instagram, the confetti that rained down was pink, meaning that she and Brooks will be welcoming a beautiful baby girl into their lives. “Something tells me I won’t be his number one girl anymore,” she joked in a follow-up Instagram post. “Words cannot express how I feel about this man. All I can say is thank you, Darin. You are my absolute everything.”
Kruger, who has appeared as Mac on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and Eva on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is thrilled to be pregnant after a year of trying to have a baby. “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,” she told People Magazine. “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!”
Brooks, who stars as Wyatt on B&B, is excited to be a dad and marveling at his wife’s strength. “Kelly’s been truly amazing through this whole process!” he declared. “She’s been filming and working through it all, which is incredible! And just the strength and energy she has had to be the bearer of this new little life form is inspiring!”
The couple, who tied the knot back in March of 2016, are eagerly awaiting the new addition to their family in September. We can’t wait to meet Baby Brooks, too — with parents like these, that is going to be one beautiful baby! For more on your favorite B&B and Y&R stars, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.