Pregnant actress Alyssa Milano has explained why she rushed to announce the sex of her unborn baby on Twitter, she wanted to reveal the gender herself after accidentally letting slip to a reporter. The "Charmed" star, who is expecting her first child with husband Dave Bugliari, took to the micro-blogging site earlier in March to reveal she is expecting a son.
But Milano admits she only let fans in on the secret after she accidentally revealed the gender while being quizzed by a journalist. Milano tells CNN host Piers Morgan, "Here's what happened, there's actually a legitimate story behind that. I had found out the gender of the baby a week before and I walked a red carpet about two days after I had found out the gender and I did an interview and I slipped and I called the baby a he..."
"I went home and I thought, 'Oh, this is going to be everywhere! Alyssa Milano slipped... Is she having a boy?' And I thought, you know, before this became some sort of hoopla that I would nip it in the bud and just announce the gender of the baby with a link to my official website and a blog post that I did."
And Milano is glad she has social networking sites to set the record straight, saying "That is another sort of tool to have you know... you can actually control the information that gets out there [by using Twitter], and I think that's really important."