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31st Jul 2015

Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Priscilla Chan Are Expecting Their First Child

The couple married in 2012.

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan are expecting their first child. 

The Facebook founder took to… well, Facebook, to announce that they are expecting a baby girl after years of trying and three miscarriages.

Mark Zuckerberg

Image via Facebook. 

Along with a gorgeous photo of himself, his wife of three years and their dog Beast, the entrepreneur extraordinaire shared a moving message.

He wrote: “You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child.

“You start imagining who they’ll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they’re gone.

“It’s a lonely experience.”

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - NOVEMBER 09:  Breakthrough Prize Founders Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg (R) attend the Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony Hosted By Seth MacFarlane at NASA Ames Research Center on November 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California.  (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize)
The couple married in 2012. 

He says that the pregnancy is far along now and that the risk of loss is low. Chan and their future daughter are both healthy.

The 31-year-old discusses the fact that talking about these subjects is still taboo, but that he wanted to open up to break the stigma.

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., walks with his wife Priscilla Chan while arriving for a morning session during the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Executives from media, finance and politics mingle at the mountain resort between presentations on business trends and social issues, brought together by New York investment banker Herb Allen. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
This couple suffered three miscarriages. 

He wrote: “Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you—as if you’re defective or did something to cause this.

“So you struggle on your own.”

Priscilla and Mark were college sweethearts and dated for 9 years before tying the knot in 2012.