Jenna Wolfe, NBC newscaster, and Stephanie Gosk, NBC foreign correspondent, announced today that they are having a baby.
Wolfe and Gosk have been together for three years, and they decided to have a baby in December.
Wolfe told People magazine she was artificially inseminated via an anonymous donor and that she and Gosk decided they wanted to share their lives with a child.
“This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us,” Wolfe told People magazine. “But I don’t want to bring my daughter into a world where I’m not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is.”
The pregnancy announcement was also the first time that Gosk and Wolfe announced their sexual orientation and that they are a couple. Wolfe made the announcement on the “Today” show, and the article in People coordinated with it.
Wolfe centered her announcement around the pregnancy, focusing on topics that all pregnant women could relate to, like using strollers and breast pumps. She blogged that she never really considered having a baby before, but she fell in love and wanted one. She was concerned that she would never get to have one.
Gosk commented on the pregnancy, saying that the announcement is a great moment for the couple.
“The beauty is that we live in a time where there’s no need for secrecy,” she told People.
The couple announced that the baby is a girl and is due at the end of August.
Gosk and Wolfe are viewed by many fans as thrill-seekers because of the types of assignments they have accepted and the adventurous activities they have done in their lives. However, both women said that having a baby is the biggest adventure of all for them. The couple intends to marry at a later date.