After years of struggling, several miscarriages and losses, Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his wife since 2012, Pricilla Chan are expecting their first child together.
The billionaire CEO and co-founder of the popular social network announced the news, naturally, on his Facebook page:
“Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!” he said.
“We’ve been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way,” he said. “You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child. You start imagining who they’ll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they’re gone. It’s a lonely experience. Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you—as if you’re defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own.”
He added that he hopes his news will encourage others who have faced loss.
“Our good news is that our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk of loss is very low and we are very hopeful,” he said. “Cilla and our child are both healthy, I’m extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what’s coming.”