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Huge congratulations are in order for Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks. The actress took to Instagram to confirm that she is expecting her first child.

Danielle shared a photo of her positive pregnancy test on her Instagram account to confirm her wonderful news.

The actress looks as happy as ever as she holds the test up for the photo.


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Danielle captioned the photo, “So elated to finally share this news with you all. I’m happily pregnant!”

The mum-to-be added that she is five-months pregnant which means her tiny tot will arrive in the autumn, around October or November.

She gushed: “When one chapter ends, another begins. Super excited to share with you my new beginning, I’m pregnant. Counting my blessings with clear results.”

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Danielle even updated her Instagram bio which now reads, ‘I predict I’m going to be a mommy.’

The actress, who plays Tasha/Taystee on Orange Is The New Black, often keeps her personal life private, but there’s no doubt her partner is elated to be starting a family with Danielle.

Her friends and fans were absolutely overjoyed by Danielle’s news and were quick to congratulate her in the comment section.


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Christene Barberich wrote, “So exciting!!!!!! Luckiest baby.”

“So happy for you,” said Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick.

We are so excited for Danielle to welcome her first baby into the world. What an exciting time for the actress.


Danielle Brooks, who is best known for playing the ever effervescent Taystee on Orange is the New Black, has divided Twitter with a post about flying first-class.

Taking to social media last night, the 26-year-old actress expressed her disappointment with airport staff who appear surprised by the fact she would be flying first class.

Outlining her irritation for her followers, she wrote: "I hate when gate agents look at me like I've never flown first class and say "You're in first class, lucky you! really tho."

And while the tweet was liked more than 2,000 times, some Twitter users struggled to understand Danielle's perspective on the issue.

"Have some humility. Not everyone knows who you are," wrote one Twitter user while another tweeted: "There are people who have to be offended by something so they find anything. You are one of those people."

Stunned that some individuals seemed incapable of acknowledging the possible motivation for the agents' surprise, a fan of the actress wrote: "Spoken like a tru white dude. Do u think white people get astonishment and 'lucky you' comments when flying 1º class?" (sic)

"Say man, I suggest u stop telling black folks how they should feel about certain things," wrote another. "Ur not qualified to do so." (sic)

Debate raged beneath Danielle's post with some Twitter users insisting that the actress was reading too much into the comment while others maintained that 'casual racism' shouldn't be ignored.

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