Remember Jerry Ferrara from the hit show “Entourage? He always had girlfriend trouble. But in real life, he’s set to become a father for the first time with wife Breanne. They are expecting a baby boy.
Ferrara made the announcement by releasing a cute photo on social media, pointing to his Breanne’s emerging baby bump… on a basketball court. Get it?
He’s holding a ball, and she, well, looks like she swallowed hers.
Actually, she’s in her second trimester. The baby is due in May.
The couple revealed that they lost a child to miscarriage before becoming pregnant again.
“Thank you to such an incredible support group of family and friends in our lives. And to my husband… we have emerged closer and stronger. We continue to pray that our boy arrives safely.”
The 39-year-old actor played Turtle on the hit show and in the 2015 spin-off movie. Becoming a parent will be “the most important” job he will ever do, he says, because he grew up without a father.
He also quipped that he hopes their little bundle of joy will inherit Breanne’s looks and “charm.”
He wrote on Instagram:
“With the 1st pick in the 2019 draft of life. @breanneracanoferrara and I select: our unnamed BABY BOY!!! It’s been a long journey and we both cannot be more excited for parenthood. Growing up without a father means this is the most important job/thing I’ll ever do. I could NOT be ready for this without my beautiful pregnant wife. I pray he gets your height, face, athleticism, charm, intelligence and most important. Your metabolism! 2019 here we come!”
She also posted the photo on her account with the following caption: “Jerry + Baby Boy= Way too much sports. Ohhhh BOY Hope he gets my height.”
She’s got that right. Jerry is a diminutive 5-feet, 4-inches tall. Breanne beats him by two inches.
Breanne met Jerry during a guest starring role as Katie in a 2011 episode of the HBO series in 2011. She also appeared in “Freaky Deaky,” a 2012 comedy-crime thriller starring Christian Slater, Billy Burke and Crispin Glover.
Jerry and Breanne first started dating in 2014 and tied the knot in June, last year.
A miscarriage can be difficult on a couple, especially if they have been trying to conceive for some time. Grief and mourning can last anywhere from less than a month to a year or more, depending on the circumstances, according to Parents magazine.
If a woman has been trying hard to conceive, she may mourn the child she has lost as well as the fact that she’s no longer pregnant.
If she’s suffered more than one miscarriage, she may be saddened by the fact that she’s unable to carry a pregnancy to term. She may also feel empty, angry, irritable, worthless, or jealous of those who are pregnant, and may be preoccupied with her loss or unable to take pleasure in life, according to the magazine.
What’s more, men and women often experience a miscarriage differently.
Men tend to have less of an emotional attachment to the pregnancy early on, so they may feel less grief-stricken. Sometimes this can cause a misunderstanding and conflict in a marriage, since each partner tends to expect the other to react to the miscarriage in a similar way.
“This past year has been filled with love, loss, grief, lots of patience and more love,” Breanne wrote. “And now learning to navigate pregnancy after loss (which at times can be terrifying).”