'And then there were three': Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma announce they are pregnant
'And then there were three': Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma announce they are pregnant

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian skipper Virat Kohli, the couple who tied the knot in December 2017, on Thursday announced that they're expecting their first child.

Sharing a beautiful picture with wife Anushka, flaunting her baby bump, Virat wrote: "And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021"

The 'Zero' actress also shared the same picture on her Instagram. Alia Bhatt, Sania Mirza and Taapsee Pannu were among the other Bollywood celebs who congratulated the couple.

Anushka and Kohli first met on the sets of a commercial and dated for four years before getting married in a private ceremony in Italy in 2017.

They are about to have a coronial baby and so are Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, besides international celebrities like supermodel Gigi Hadid as well as rapper Nicki Minaj.

Before you jump to conclusions, this is not a new medical condition among pregnant women. Rather, 'coronial' is a term that has been coined to describe babies born in the coronavirus times, in the wake of pandemic-induced lockdown and isolation.

According to urbandictionary.com, the 2020 pandemic forced isolation on the global population, which in turn catalysed what is known as the "COVID Thirst". The ensuing increase in birth rate is giving birth to a generation known as the coronials.

Virushka's announcement comes two weeks after Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan confirmed that they're expecting their 2nd child. Their joint statement read: "We are very pleased to announce that we are expecting an addition to our family. Thank you to all our well-wishers for all their love and support."

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