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.
OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Much love to you, V, and Seb ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— miriam (@_miahhv) December 3, 2017
— Sydney Adeline (@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.
— Sonia (@soniam_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.
— 🌻🌻🌻 (@tinycactusqueen) December 4, 2017
And some of us are making name suggestions.
— holly jolly bbeca ❄️🎄 (@hamilgreys) December 4, 2017
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 Richardson (@zennurse81) December 4, 2017
Ah yes, we’re ALL going to have to… wait for it.
you’re so lucky he’s so enthusiastic, when my mum was pregnant with me my sister and brother wrote a speech, sat them down and told them whey having another baby was impractical and unwanted
— — (@timmyydrake) December 4, 2017
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!