The rapper shared the news with fans a few days ago and followed up his excitable announcement with a video of Tricia getting her sonogram.
The video was posted to YouTube with the title “A Surprise from Ben and Tricia” (Macklemore’s real name is Ben Haggerty) and the caption “We are soooo excited! Filmed by Jason Koenig”. Jason posted his well wishes to the couple on Facebook, writing “This is one of my favorite things we’ve gotten to capture in a long time. So blessed to be invited in to such a beautiful vulnerable moment, and then get to share it. You two are going to be awesome parents.”
The intro says “Today the media speculated about some big news in our life. So we decided to share it with you ourselves… Love Ben and Tricia”. At the time of posting, Macklemore’s baby sonogram video had racked up 1.1 million views in 48-hours on YouTube.
Tricia is due to give birth to their baby on May 15. They kept the pregnancy quiet for four months at least.
On New Year’s, Macklemore shared the above photo to Instagram with the caption “Happy New Year my people. Photo @jkoephoto”. The photo shows the couple in the late evening, presumably at a New Year’s Eve party, snuggling with Tricia on a balcony.