Billionaire and Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan are expecting another baby girl after fearing they wouldn’t be able to have another child.
The excited father announced the news on his Facebook page on Thursday, saying the couple feared they wouldn’t be able to have another child given their difficulties conceiving their first child, Max.
“Priscilla and I are happy to share we’re expecting another baby girl! After our difficult experience having Max, we weren’t sure what to expect or whether we’d be able to have another child.”
Max turned 1 just this past November (read here). The couple, both aged 32, had announced Chan’s pregnancy with her in December 2015, saying they had been trying to conceive for a couple of years and she had experienced three miscarriages before becoming pregnant with Max.
“When Priscilla and I first found out she was pregnant again, our first hope was that the child would be healthy. My next hope was that it would be a girl. I cannot think of a greater gift than having a sister and I’m so happy Max and our new child will have each other.”
I grew up with three sisters and they taught me to learn from smart, strong women. They weren’t just my sisters but some of my best friends. They’ve gone on to write books, excel at performance, music, sports, cooking and their careers. They showed me how to compete and still laugh together afterwards.
Priscilla grew up with two sisters and they taught her the importance of family, caring for others and hard work. They supported each other as first generation college students and in their careers in medicine and business. They have so many inside jokes – the kind only siblings can understand.
We are all better people because of the the strong women in our lives – sisters, mothers and friends. We can’t wait to welcome our new little one and do our best to raise another strong woman.
We can’t wait to welcome our new little one and do our best to raise another strong woman,” Zuckerberg said.
The couple, who met studying at Harvard, married in 2012 after almost a decade of dating.
Congratulations to the power couple!