Please join us in congratulating Briana Nicole Henry (ex-Jordan, GENERAL HOSPITAL), who just revealed that she is pregnant with her first child with an Instagram photo of her beautiful baby bump! “I have been so hesitant about sharing this for a myriad of reasons,” she admitted. “I think mostly because I’m still processing all this change, this new evolution of myself.
“Pregnancy is different for everyone,” Henry continued, “but for myself, it’s revealed a level of vulnerability that has brought me to my knees most days. It has illuminated what magic it is that any of us have gotten her in the first place, and that that arrival was due to sacrifice and a deep love.”
Henry married her husband, musician and composer Kris Bowers back in June 2020 in an outdoor ceremony during the height of the pandemic. After three years on GH, the actress decided to exit the soap and recently directed a series of short films that were screened in conjunction with a live orchestral performance of her husband’s music. However, nothing in her career could have prepared her for the journey to becoming a mother.
“I feel beautiful some days and unfamiliar to myself most,” Henry confided. “I feel excited and terrified for what this next chapter of my life will demand of me. I feel powerful and weak; I feel like I’m getting to know a completely different version of who I am. One I hadn’t met until I could feel her moving inside of me.
“When I’m ready, I’ll share more about my journey with you all,” she added. “Primarily because listening to and reading other mothers’ stories about the rawness that is motherhood has helped remind me of my power and that I’m not alone. That pregnancy asks us to become homes to people we never could have dreamt up even in the most beautiful of dreams. That it would demand us to surrender a version of ourselves to people we haven’t met yet but yearn to.”
And as she expressed her joy that she had her loving husband by her side throughout all of this, Henry also revealed that they’re expecting a baby girl! “Kris, I love you,” she declared. “The thought of you holding our little one in your big, beautiful hands makes me want to cry with such gratitude. She will be so adored, so loved, so empowered.”
We can’t wait to see the first photos when this beautiful bundle of joy enters the world very soon!
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