Misty Copeland reveals she welcomed her 1st child 3 months ago

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Misty Copeland revealed this week that she and her husband Olu Evans privately welcomed their first child together, a son named Jackson, three months ago.

The couple have been married since 2016.

"I'm on maternity leave right now," the famous ballet dancer and bestselling author told People magazine, in an interview published Thursday.

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"I have a 3-month-old," she continued. "But I will be back on the stage in 2023, hopefully, in the fall."

Copeland, 39, is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre in New York City.

In 2015, she became the first African-American woman ever to be promoted to principal dancer in the company's 75-year history.

Copeland said she plans to use her time off to take a family vacation.

"We just got Jackson's passport a couple days ago," she said. "So we're on our way to Corsica this summer in France."

She also told she outlet that she plans to keep her son out of the public eye. "I wouldn't have him probably be on camera for anything," she said.

The dancer has not yet posted any official announcements welcoming Jackson on social media.

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