Darin Brooks and Kelly Kruger from Bold and the Beautiful and Young and the Restless

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Real life soap opera couple got pregnant after a year of trying.

Updated September 25: Big congratulations go out to Kelly Kruger Brooks and Darin Brooks on the birth of their daughter, Everleigh Jolie Brooks, who came into the world on Sunday September 22. Kruger Brooks took to Instagram to share the happy news. Soaps.com added the post below, in which the actress is pictured with Brooks and their newborn and gushed, “Shes here!! 💕 Everleigh Jolie Brooks 9/22/19. After a really long journey (and a really long labor!) our precious baby girl is finally here! She was definitely worth the wait! We couldn’t be more in love.” According to People, the baby was born at 4:13 AM, weighing in at 9lbs and 1 oz., and she is 21.5 inches long. Kruger said, “It still feels so surreal, like one big blurry dream. We keep looking at her in disbelief that we made her.”

On July 15 we shared that Bold and the Beautiful’s Darin Brooks and Young and the Restless’ Kelly Kruger were thrown a baby shower by their mothers, and shared several photos of the day on Instagram, which Soaps.com readers can view below.

On April 28, Soaps.com reported that Darin Brooks and Kelly Kruger shared an Instagram video of their baby gender reveal party which reveals they’re having a baby girl! On April 15 we reported that Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer) and Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie Browning) were expecting their first child together. Brooks and Kruger married in 2016 and met five years earlier working on the television show Blue Mountain State. Kruger has also appeared on Bold and the Beautiful as the Forrester international press representative Eva.

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The couple revealed to PEOPLE that they have been trying to conceive for about a year, and shared the first photos of the baby bump with the magazine. Visit PEOPLE for these exclusive photos. “After about a year of trying to have a baby, we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing our love into this world!” Kruger told the magazine about the baby being born in September. “It still doesn’t feel real aside from the morning sickness, fatigue, crazy changes to my body and the fact that I sobbed on the airplane watching Instant Family – it usually takes a lot to make me cry.” On the pregnancy and his wife, Brooks commented “Kelly’s been truly amazing through this whole process! She’s been filming and working through it all, which is incredible! And just the strength and energy she has had to be the bearer of this new little life form is inspiring! It has brought us closer together and we just can’t wait to meet the little me or Kelly!” “We can’t wait to meet this little one and are enjoying every step of this process. Pregnancy isn’t easy, but we are so grateful to be experiencing it,” Kruger added.

 

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IT’S A GIRL!!!! 💕💕💕💕💕 @theedarinbrooks #Genderreveal #babygirl

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Baby gender reveal today!!! What are your guesses?? Boy or Girl? 💕💙 @theedarinbrooks #staytuned #genderreveal

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