Platten is expecting with her first child with husband Kevin Lazan. She shared on Instagram, “This is one of my most exciting announcements, but also one of my most vulnerable. So here goes…. I am pregnant!!”
“I can't believe I'm finally typing these words – I have wanted to share this news for months,” the 37-year-old continued. “As I thought about how to share what I have been experiencing, I became paralyzed about doing it the exact, perfect way – how to express all of my total bliss and yet all this fear too? I finally realized that I can't worry about making being ME comfortable for everybody else, I have to share this journey MY WAY: with honesty, vulnerability, love and an open heart.”
While she is “thrilled” about her baby, Rachel opened up about her struggles with “serious nausea, exhaustion, constant sickness and all the awful symptoms no one wants to really talk about.” She admitted, “I was so afraid that if I shared that part (the difficulty of flying and performing while puking in green rooms and airplanes) that I'd seem ungrateful somehow when I'm actually crazy full of gratitude – I'm just HUMAN.”
The baby announcement came eight years after Rachel and Kevin tied the knot in Rhode Island.