Australian cricketer Megan Schutt has shared that her wife Jess Holyoake is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
The couple married in 2019, and now they’re set to welcome a baby girl, with the due date in early November.
“Jess and I are excited to FINALLY be able to spill the beans,” Schutt tweeted on Sunday evening.
“Jess has the joy of carrying a mini me, lucky her.”
Schutt and Holyoake married in March 2019 in their home state of South Australia. At the time the cricketer celebrated the “best day of my life”.
“Just to have that moment was so special,” she told the ABC in 2019.
“Being able to call Jess my wife is a really important thing to me.
Jess and I are excited to FINALLY be able to spill the beans 🙊👶🏼 Jess has the joy of carrying a mini me, lucky her 😌 baby girl already being smothered by the cat 🐈⬛ #weareintrouble pic.twitter.com/73lmJGX5wr
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) May 30, 2021
“Saying ‘partner’ is nice, but when having to explain that it’s a woman a lot of the time I think that often gets a reaction, which isn’t quite comfortable.
“Now we’re able to [just] say wife, flat out, and people know that’s the deal.”
Best day of my life. My heart is so full. I am a lucky woman ❤️ Mrs and Mrs Schutt 💁🏼 #Scholyoakewedding #loveislove #morephotostocome
📷 – Brody Grogan Photography
🎥 – @CurtisBrownjohn pic.twitter.com/RHjMQzA8ZV
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) March 31, 2019
Megan Schutt made international debut in 2012
Schutt has played for the national cricket team as a medium-fast bowler since 2012.
The 28-year-old plays for the South Australian Scorpions, for whom she debuted in 2009. She has played for the Adelaide Strikers since 2015.
Megan Schutt was the leading wicket-taker during Australia’s successful T20 World Cup campaign last year.
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