A report from the Daily Mail.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wife is pregnant.
The Hamilton creator walked the red carpet at the 2017 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Theatre Royal on Sunday with his spouse Vanessa Nadal, and the brunette beauty’s baby bump was clearly visible.
He took to Twitter to comment on a photo from the event and wrote, ‘#BitOfANight @VAMNit;’ and when asked indirectly if Vanessa was pregnant, Miranda replied, ‘Oh hell yeah.’
The 37-year-old actor-and-composer and his spouse, 35 – who have a three-year-old son named Sebastian – were both decked out at the swanky function. Miranda wore a black suit with a black tie, while Nadal beamed in a blue gown with golden floral highlights and pearl embellishments, and black open-toe heels.
Miranda previously told Vulture that leaving Hamilton was like sending his ‘kid off to college’ because he feels so proud of how the production has continued to be a success without him in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton.
‘With Hamilton it feels like sending your kid off to college,’ he said. ‘Hamilton has all the things it needs to keep going strong, and I feel really lucky to have been in it for a year … I feel like the grandparent of Hamilton now.
‘I wrote it and there’s nothing for me to do now, really, besides show up, say, “Oh my God, you’re all so beautiful,” and cheer.’
But the actor said he misses being on stage because it was an ‘oasis’ out of everyday life for a few hours each day.
‘I miss the oasis that performing in Hamilton provided,’ he said. ‘When you’ve written Hamilton, the calmest place to be is just inside the show for two hours and 45 minutes.
‘You’re not supposed to be answering emails or fielding calls – the only thing you’re supposed to do is be Alexander Hamilton, and there’s something Zen about only having one job.’
Manuel, who composed the music for Moana, said that project ‘was an oasis, too,’ as ‘when the Founders were too much for me, I’d go sail across the sea in my mind.’
He added: ‘So I missed those oases, but at the same time, you get to celebrate them in a new way.’