Audra McDonald, Will Swenson

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Congratulations are in order!

Audra McDonald has given birth to a baby girl named Sally James McDonald-Swenson. This is McDonald's second daughter, but her first with husband Will Swenson. The couple announced the news on Twitter with an adorable picture of their newborn's tiny feet.

".@thewillswenson and I are overjoyed to welcome Sally James McDonald-Swenson, born last night at 11:16pm. Our hearts are bursting," McDonald tweeted.

McDonald first announced the news of her pregnancy on Twitter in May and revealed she would be taking time off from Lady Day. "Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead to pregnancy?" McDonald tweeted.

Sally James McDonald-Swenson, Audra McDonald, Will Swenson


"Will and I are completely surprised – and elated – to be expecting a new addition to our family. I am so very grateful to everyone in New York and London for allowing me to rearrange my schedule to accommodate this little miracle. While I'm disappointed I have to postpone my West End debut in Lady Day, I'm glad I'll be able to spend a little more time in Shuffle Along this summer."

The Private Practice alum also has a daughter, Zoe Madeline Donovan, 15, from her previous marriage to Peter Donovan, while Swenson has two sons with his ex-wife. McDonald and Swenson first met in 2007 when they co-starred in the Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade. They started dating in 2010 and tied the knot in October 2012.

Congratulations to the growing family!

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