Michael Kopech Files for Divorce From Riverdale Star Vanessa Morgan After Baby Annoucement

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Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech has filed for divorce from Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan after just six months of marriage.

Kopech, 24, filed for divorce in his home state of Texas on June 19; however, a spokesperson for the athlete did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

News of the divorce filing comes just days after Morgan, 28, revealed that she was expecting her first child with Kopech. On Friday, she shared photos and videos on Instagram from her gender reveal party. It was there that friends and family learned that she was expecting a baby boy.

“Was debating keeping this part of my life hidden but I knew people would see pictures eventually with my belly & I wanted you guys to hear it from me,” she wrote. “I do want to keep this chapter of my life private but did want to be the first to share the news.”

“I am overjoyed to be welcoming my baby boy into the world this January,” she continued. “It’s almost like eveything [sic] I thought mattered in this life has completely changed.. We’re here for such a greater purpose and life is so precious.”

Morgan also addressed her baby in her Instagram post. “I can’t believe how much growth & strength you’ve already given me as your mom. It’s like God knew I needed you, my angel. The universe works in mysterious ways but always times everything the way it was meant to be,” she wrote. “Lil one you were made with so much love & already exude a light so strong it warms my belly. Thank you God for this blessing ☺️ I’m just so happy & can’t wait to dedicate everyday to being the best mommy I can be 💙.”

She concluded her post with a line from Robert Munsch’s I Love You Forever: “I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be 🎶’ – if you know you know #preggers 🤰🏽 👶🏼.”

Kopech and Morgan tied the knot this past January at the Walton Historic House in Florida. Only 40 people attended, which included some of her co-stars, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Ray Tanner and Madelaine Petsch.

They first announced their engagement last July after just a year of dating.



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