Pregnant Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan and MLB player Michael Kopech are getting a divorce, according to The Chicago Tribune. The news comes just days after she announced her pregnancy on Instagram, as reported by The Inquisitr.
Although the story that the couple is separating has only just been reported by the media, Kopech formally started the proceedings more than a month ago. He filed on Friday, June 19 in Morris County in northeast Texas. As of this writing, no hearing date has been scheduled. The case was also sealed on Monday, July 27 after an inquiry from The Tribune.
Morgan and Kopech were married on January 4, 2020, in a lavish ceremony. The couple is expecting a son in January 2021. A rep for the baseball player reportedly confirmed that Kopech is the father of Morgan’s baby but refused to further add to his statement.
Kopech was noticeably absent from Morgan’s Instagram pregnancy announcement. In her social media post on Friday, July 24, Morgan shared several videos and photos — including snaps of her gender reveal party, a pregnancy test with a May 20 date stamp, and a sonogram video of her son. She said that she had been debating whether she should share her exciting news but reckoned that her swollen belly would soon be visible.
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Exciting news… I am overjoyed to be welcoming my baby boy into the world this January ????. This little guy has already brought me so much happiness and a feeling of such a greater purpose. I cannot wait to meet you!! On a personal note, I have had the blessing of growing up in the public eye having started my acting career at age 6. While this has been incredible for me, I am very much looking forward to giving this little guy some room to grow up outside of the public eye, until he tells me otherwise ????. 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 ♥️ “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 ???????? #quarantine???? ????????
The Canadian actress thanked “God for this blessing” and also hinted at happier times in her marriage.
“Lil one you were made with so much love,” Morgan confirmed to their baby.
In the pics, she wore a loose-fitting colorful maxi dress and looked vibrant and happy as she celebrated at the gender reveal party.
Morgan last shared a photo on Instagram of her husband 12 weeks ago and wished him a happy birthday, in a post that can be viewed here. Kopech celebrated his 24th birthday on April 30. In the snap that she posted, it appeared as if the two were sharing an intimate moment.
Before the news of the divorce broke, the White Sox pitcher decided not to play this year. At the time, he cited that he was opting out due to “personal reasons.” This is the second consecutive season that the baseball player will not participate in.
Kopech had Tommy John surgery in September 2018 after he tore his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Due to his recovery, he missed the 2019 season. The athlete showed a promising start to the 2020 season as six of his 11 pitches reached 100 mph.
Kopech and Morgan had a “fairytale” wedding in Florida this year with several of her Riverdale co-stars attending the nuptials, including Madelaine Petsch, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Ray Tanner.