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Mark Zuckerberg's wife is pregnant with a baby girl

The Facebook founder and his wife are expecting their first child

By Andrea Tim | Published: 3 Aug 2015

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are expecting a daughter – their first child together, after having tried for a couple of years with no success.

"You feel so hopeful when you learn you're going to have a child," the social media powerhouse said on his Facebook page. "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."

Mark and Priscilla, who married in 2012 after dating since 2003, now look forward to finally welcoming a child of their own, with the risk of loss being very low, according to Mark.

"Cilla and our child are both healthy, I'm extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what's coming," he added in his post. "In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up "like" with her hand, so I'm already convinced she takes after me."

Congratulations, you two!

 

Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl!This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, 31 July 2015

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