Grey’s Anatomy’s Kelly McCreary pregnant with first child

Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital is gearing up for a new arrival.

Kelly McCreary, who plays Dr. Maggie Pierce on “Grey’s Anatomy,” is pregnant with her first child with her husband, director Pete Chatmon.

“I actually screamed in shock when I saw pregnant,” she told People Monday while sharing a photo of herself holding a positive pregnancy test. “I mean, I just wasn’t expecting it.

“I had really been mentally and emotionally preparing myself for the possibility that it might take us some time to conceive,” the 39-year-old actress explained. “So, I was genuinely shocked.”

McCreary also shared the image on her Instagram page, where she told her followers that she and Chatmon, 44, were “thrilled to be growing our family, and to share the news with all of you!”

The parents-to-be met on the set of the ABC hit, and they tied the knot in May 2019.

McCreary told People that Chatmon was eager to start a family and is “just rah, rah, eager for this child to come into our life and find out all of the ways that being parents will disrupt and challenge everything that we have planned.”

While she awaits the arrival of her little one, McCreary is learning all that she can about motherhood.

“It’s such a mystifying process,” she said. “I think I’ve ordered maybe, like, 15 to 20 books already. And I’m learning so much about just such a broad scope of things. I’ve just been diving in. I’m really eager to learn.”

Ellen Pompeo and Kelly McCreary on the set of "Grey's Anatomy."
Ellen Pompeo and McCreary on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
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While she doesn’t know if her pregnancy will be written into Season 18 of “Grey’s Anatomy,” McCreary gushed that that her co-stars Caterina Scorsone, Chandra Wilson and Ellen Pompeo have been “tremendously helpful, supportive resources” for her.

McCreary joined the show as Meredith Grey (Pompeo)’s half-sister at the end of the show’s 10th season (2014) and was promoted to a series regular for the 11th season (2015).

She is in good company, as another one of her co-stars, Camilla Luddington, gave birth to a son in August 2020.

“I really couldn’t be in a better workplace environment to have this experience,” McCreary said. “It’s such a parent-friendly and pregnant person-friendly environment.”

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