Television Star Welcomes Baby Girl After Secret Pregnancy: 'God Blessed Us'

April 20, 2018Apr 20, 2018

Fans were shocked on Thursday, April 19th after learning that a “How to Get Away with Murder” star welcomed her first child! Karla Souza, who plays Laurel Castillo on the hit television series, hid her pregnancy until giving birth.

Souza’s character was pregnant during the most recent season of the show, but viewers were unaware that she was actually pregnant in reality. It is unclear why Souza decided to keep her pregnancy under wraps.

The actress shared the exciting news on her Instagram story Thursday evening with the first photo of the child (below), reported Page Six. Souza, 32, and her husband since 2014 — Marshall Trenkmann — named their sweet baby girl Gianna.

“God blessed us,” Souza told her fans. “The last nine months have been nothing short of a miracle … We welcome our healthy baby girl Gianna, and we couldn’t feel more blessed in this moment.”

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