After yet another GRAMMY nomination last week, Lin-Manuel Miranda has another reason to celebrate. The Hamilton creator and Moana songwriter is about to have baby number two with wife Vanessa Nadal!
Give us a hey & a ho for @Lin_Manuel @MsAmberPRiley & @OfficialALW on the #ESTheatreAwards red carpet tonight @TheatreRoyalDL. Who else is riding that hashtag tonight? 🏆 #musicals shortlists reminder: https://t.co/9NIXAGtwE8 pic.twitter.com/sqfDNMKaez
— StageFaves (@StageFaves) December 3, 2017
According to Billboard, the Puerto Rican star and lawyer/scientist were seen on the red carpet for last night’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, where Nadal was wearing a gorgeous embellished floral gown while clearly rocking a baby bump. After Miranda retweeted a photo of himself with the hashtag #BitOfANight and a fan asked if V (his often-used social media shorthand nickname for wife Vanessa) is expecting, he wrote back with a simple “Oh hell yeah.”
Oh hell yeah.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 3, 2017
The family of three seem to be rejoicing at the news, although they did keep it secret for quite a while. As the congratulations began to pour in, Lin-Manuel even shared that his son Sebastian is really excited to be a big brother. And why shouldn’t he be?! The growing family is sure to have a busy 2018 with the premiere of Mary Poppins Returns and casting for the January 2019 opening of Hamilton in Puerto Rico.
He is so impatient for it. Once, mid-tantrum, he cried, "When is mommy gonna HAAAATCH…" https://t.co/QdJ8Ck3V1w
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 4, 2017
And fans, of course, are rejoicing on Twitter over the glorious news.
— mrs. nesbitt (@Syd_The_Kid_23) December 3, 2017
She’s definitely got a gorgeous glow!
Thank you for creating more reasonable and kind humans to inhabit this world of ours.
— TNnyc (@TN_nyc) December 4, 2017
100% behind this statement.
I wondered when I watched the Prizeo video (but then as I’m expecting too I figured it was just me seeing pregnancy everywhere!)
— Donna Assaad (@DeeMarieA) December 4, 2017
Ahh, someone figured it out before the rest of us!
😂9 months is half your life at that age. How far along is V anyway? How much longer does he have to wait? pic.twitter.com/mO7TeeoFoh
— Martha Southgate (@mesouthgate) December 4, 2017
Of course, some of us still have questions…
If it's a boy: Eric Miranda.
If it's a girl: Ariel Miranda.
— kinda sorta dead inside (but not quite) (@tinycactusqueen) December 4, 2017
And some of us are making name suggestions.
Obviously, using a Lin GIF to show off your joy is totally appropriate.
Awwww sadly he's gonna have to "wait for it wait for it"…….alright overly tired bad Hamilton pun done
— Erin (@zennurse81) December 4, 2017
Ah yes, we’re ALL going to have to… wait for it.
Some people shared that it’s difficult to be a big brother sometimes. Fortunately, Sebastian seems excited about the news.
Me: i really need to focus on myself, stop getting involved and get my life together
Lin: we're having a baby!
Me:BRO! Is it a girl or a boy? When is her due date? How far along? Let me see the ultra sound, is it going to come out singing hamilton? pic.twitter.com/1JIHWieWh9
— Genesis (@gen123d) December 4, 2017
Mostly, though, the fans were thrilled at the news. Hooray!