Queer nonbinary actor and activist Nico Tortorella and their spouse, Bethany C. Meyers, announced Monday that the pair are expecting their first child.
Younger star Tortorella posted a series of photos to their Instagram account with the caption “the baby. coming 3.9 @bethanycmeyers i love you,” with an emoji of a stork.
Tortorella is pictured showing the wonderment of Meyers’s abdomen.
The expectant parents told People of their pregnancy journey.
“We’ve been trying to conceive for almost two years and we’re happy to announce our baby finally decided the time was right, the couple wrote in a statement to the publication. “As anyone with an infertility journey will tell you, it’s not easy.”
They continued, “After months and months of heartache and unknowns we are beginning to see just how much magic and healing this process has already offered. Today is a celebration. Today we are one step closer to becoming parents. All of it is you baby.”
Meyers also shared the news on Instagram.
The 35-year-old founder of the be.come project wrote, “Here is so much to tell you all about this unexpected story of how we finally conceived, but today I just want to sit in the excitement of getting to share our news with all of you. Our (rainbow) baby is in my belly.”
Meyers hinted at the relief the news brings to the couple’s struggles with infertility, writing, “For those of you who are still on your journey to parenthood, I know this news may feel painful. I know some of you may have just had another failed cycle, or found out your pregnancy wasn’t viable, or some other hiccup in this wild game they call trying to conceive. Permission to mute me, step away or feel all of those feels. I’ve been there too.”
The pair were married in 2018 and have a polyamorous romantic partnership that they described in a cover story with The Advocate in 2017, headlined “Yes, This Is a Queer Family.”
Meyers concluded her announcement by writing, “About a year ago, a fellow infertility warrior who finally had their rainbow baby told me this — ‘it sucks until one day it doesn’t’ and they were right.”