'Postpartum Hair Loss Is Real': Lea Michele Confesses To Newfound Struggles Of Motherhood
Losing hair, but loving life. Lea Michele got candid about the newfound struggles of motherhood after she welcomed son Ever Leo — whom she shares with husband Zandy Reich — in August.
"The postpartum hair loss is REAL," the Glee star confessed via her Instagram Story on Wednesday, January 6, alongside a photo of herself holding a clump of her hair.
"Enjoying this long hair while it lasts because the mom bob is right around the corner," the mother of one, 34, captioned a mirror selfie where she showed off her luscious long brown tresses.
Since welcoming their first child over the summer, the Emmy nominee couldn't help but gush over her baby boy via Instagram. While she won't show her bundle of joy's face just yet, Michele still shares glimpses into her life as a new mama.
She most recently posted an adorable photo with Ever while twinning in gray-and-white striped pajamas. "New year … still matching," Michele wrote via Instagram.
The Scream Queens star recently opened up about what it's been like to welcome a child into the world during a global pandemic. "Becoming a mother was the greatest blessing in the world," she wrote while celebrating her son's first Christmas before adding, "yet this was an incredibly challenging year for so many people and every baby should be safe and cared for."
"Our love and prayers are with everyone this holiday season," she concluded.
Reich proposed to Michele one year after the duo were first romantically linked in 2017 — they were previously friends for years —and wed in March 2019 during an intimate ceremony in Northern California.
As OK! previously reported, Michele revealed she had a bun in the oven on May 2. "So grateful," she captioned the announcement photo of herself while showing off her growing baby bump.
The actress' costars flooded her comments section to share their excitement for the soon to be family of three. Scream Queens costar Emma Roberts wrote, "Crying! Screaming!!! Love you !" and Glee alum Naya Rivera — who died over the summer after she drowned — commented: "Aww congrats! I love this. You’re going to be a great mommy!"
Michele confirmed the arrival of her little one via Instagram — six days after giving birth on August 20. "ForEver grateful for this true blessing 💙," she captioned the black-and-white photo of herself and Reich holding their son's foot.
"Everyone's happy and healthy, and they're extremely grateful," a source shared after the little one's birth. "He's been an easy baby so far."