AceShowbiz - Melissa Claire Egan has given birth to her second child "a few weeks early." The Chelsea Lawson depicter on "The Young and the Restless", who also shares 22-month-old son Caden with husband Matt Katrosar, gave birth to a baby boy named Jake Jospeph Katrosar on July 14.
The mother-of-two broke the baby news via Instagram. Sharing a series of snaps of her, her husband and their newborn in the hospital bed, she wrote, "Meet Jake Joseph Katrosar! Born 7/14/23. 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!"
Melissa and her spouse were inundated with messages of congratulations from her co-stars. Eileen Davidson commented, "Congratulations and so much love to you and your boys!!!!" Mel Ordway exclaimed, "Omg!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Love you and can't wait to meet beautiful baby boy!!!!!"
Melissa confirmed her pregnancy in February. "Looks like we're just destined to have August babies!" she wrote on the platform at the time. "So grateful and excited to be adding another cub to our family of Leo baby boys. Caden's gonna be a big brother!"
Melissa, who tied the knot with Matt in 2014, previously revealed she suffered from fertility issues, including two devastating miscarriages, before welcoming her first child into the world. When announcing she was pregnant with Caden in April 2021, she wrote, "The journey to get here has been filled with lots of tears, stress, sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, and 2 miscarriages."
"To anyone going through this process or any kind of fertility issues, I feel you, I see you, you're not alone," she continued. "I wish I could jump through this phone and give you a big hug. Please do not give up hope. Keep trusting and have faith. You got this!!!"