The Young and The Restless actress, Melissa Claire Egan, has recently announced the arrival of her second child with husband Matt Katrosar. The couple welcomed their baby boy, Jake Joseph Katrosar, a few weeks earlier than expected. Egan took to Instagram to share the news, along with adorable photos of their newborn son and behind-the-scenes moments from his birth.
Egan expressed her happiness and gratitude, saying, ‘Welcome to the world sweet boy. A few weeks early, but we’re so happy to have you and call you ours and love you forever!’
The announcement was met with an outpouring of love and congratulations from Egan’s co-stars on The Young and The Restless. Eileen Davidson, a former cast member and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, wrote, ‘Congratulations and so much love to you and your boys!!!!’ Mel Ordway also shared her excitement and anticipation of meeting baby Jake in the weeks to come.
This is the second child for Egan and Katrosar, who tied the knot in July 2014. They are already parents to their one-year-old son, Caden. The couple first announced their pregnancy in February, with Egan sharing a sweet photo of her cradling her baby bump alongside Caden. She expressed her gratitude and excitement for adding another ‘cub’ to their family of Leo baby boys.
Egan’s journey to motherhood has not been without its challenges. In her Instagram post, she revealed that she had struggled with infertility, experiencing tears, stress, sadness, helplessness, and two miscarriages. She offered words of support and encouragement to others going through similar struggles, reminding them to have hope and faith.
Melissa Claire Egan is best known for her role as Chelsea Lawson on The Young and The Restless, a character she has portrayed since 2011. Her husband, Matt Katrosar, has also made appearances on the soap series. Despite not being an actor by trade, he has stepped in for certain scenes that required physical contact during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The arrival of baby Jake brings immense joy and happiness to Egan and Katrosar’s lives. They expressed their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai who took care of them throughout the pregnancy and birth. Egan also humorously compared her real-life birth experience to her dramatic on-screen births on The Young and The Restless.
With the addition of baby Jake, the Egan-Katrosar family is now complete. The couple is excited to embark on this new chapter of their lives and watch their two sons grow together. Congratulations to Melissa Claire Egan and Matt Katrosar on the arrival of their beautiful baby boy!