The actress, who plays Taystee on the popular Netflix show, took to Instagram to share the news on Tuesday (Jul 2).
She posted an image of herself holding a Clear Blue pregnancy test with the caption: “So elated to finally share this news with you all,” she captioned the picture of herself with a positive pregnancy test. “I’m happily pregnant!”
Brooks shared more insight into her pregnancy on her Instagram Stories, where she revealed her baby bump for the first time.
“When one chapter ends, another begins,” she wrote, referring to the upcoming premiere of the final season of Orange Is the New Black.
“Super excited to share with you my new beginning. 5 months in! Counting my blessings with clear results.”
Brooks has been private about her personal life, but earlier this year she shared a rare photo of herself and her boyfriend for Valentine’s Day.
Famous friends of the star took to her comments to share their excitement. Co-stars Jackie Cruz wrote: “Omg girl I got chills!! So happy for you baby girl. Congratulations”, while Laverne Cox commented: ” wow, congrats girl. You’re going to be the best mother.”
The finale season of Orange Is the New Black will premiere on Netflix July 26.