'Oops we done it again': 'Chicago Med' alums Colin Donnel and Patti Murin expecting second child
LOS ANGELES, CALIFRONIA: Colin Donnell and Patti Murin, who starred in 'To Catch a Spy,' are expecting another girl! The 'Chicago Med' alums revealed the pregnancy in a cute announcement. The Broadway actress, 42, posted a cute photo of the pair holding their 2-year-old daughter, Cecily, on Instagram on Tuesday, October 25, writing, "Oops we done it again Baby Girl Donnell, coming April 2024!
Patti expressed her happiness and said the couple were beyond pleased and looking forward to their second child. Patti told People magazine, "We're so excited. We always talked about having a sibling for Cecily but had sort of left it up to, 'if this happens, it happens.' And when it happened, and I told Colin, his face was shocked." Patti also revealed that she always thought about having another girl, mentioning her relationship with her older sister and how their friendship had aided their mutual development.
"I wasn't expecting it," Colin admitted. Us Weekly confirmed Patti and Colin'd first child in July 2020, five months after their initial pregnancy announcement. The 'Frozen' star captioned her February 2020 Instagram reveal, "Best answer to 'what's next for you ever.'"
Murin also mentioned her role as Princess Anna in the Broadway adaptation of 'Frozen', "Obviously, we would've been happy either way, but I was thrilled that it's a girl. I have a sister, and we are very, very, very close, so I love the idea of the two of them having that bond. Plus, there's the whole 'Frozen' thing, which makes it extra special."
Colin added, "I like being a girl dad. I grew up with all boys in my family. I'm one of three boys, and of course, I would've been ecstatic to have a boy, but I don't know — I think I figured out this girl-dad thing by now. So I'm ready to have another girl around the house. I just love it. It's so, so sweet."
Patti remarked about Cecily being a big sister, "She'll be a great big sister. She's so good with our two dogs, and as my stomach starts to grow, she'll have the visual where I think she'll understand it a bit. She's at the right age."
Patti revealed her cravings while pregnant, stating to People, "I go back to craving all my childhood food, like Chef Boyardee, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ice pops — things like that." Patti says she feels "the same" as she did through her first pregnancy.
In an adorable Instagram photo from earlier this month, Murin honored her love on his 40th birthday. "This guy turns 40 today," she captioned the Instagram message. "I could write a billion words about how amazing he is, but I want to get back to celebrating him. Best husband, the best dad, best human. Happy Birthday my love ♥️ @colindonnell 📸: @michaelhullphoto."
People reported that the holiday season will be hectic for the two. Colin remarked, "It'll be all about just soaking up the holidays with Cecily and getting ready for the baby. It's kind of the perfect timing because we'll be able just to enjoy ourselves."
In advance of the birth of their second child, Murin and Donnell are working on another exciting project. The duo revealed earlier this month that 'Something Stupid', an album of cover songs, would be released on November 18. Murin and Donnell, who co-starred on 'Chicago Med' from 2016 to 2017, became engaged in 2013 and wed on June 19, 2015.