Regina Spektor Expecting First Child

01/24/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Regina Spektor Pregnant Expecting First Child Christopher Polk/Getty

First-time nominee Regina Spektor is missing the Grammys this weekend — for a very good reason.

The singer-songwriter, 33, and husband Jack Dishel are expecting their first child, Spektor announced Thursday on her Facebook page.

“I would have definitely gone to L.A. for all the fun, in a party dress and with bells on, if I wasn’t so super pregnant at the moment (!!!!!!!!!!). Jack and I are very excited to be expecting a brand new human together,” she writes.

“I’ve been spending most of my time writing songs, dreaming up the new record, cooking soup, eating soup, and being very grateful for the people in my life — family, friends, and you … So I’m glad to share the news.”

Spektor, who wed musician Dishel in 2011, is nominated for the theme song she wrote for Orange Is the New Black, “You’ve Got Time.”

— Sarah Michaud

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Emma on

I’m so happy for them! Great news!

rsf on

cute! i like her.

Teknosbeka on

Is she on bed rest? Confused why being pregnant would preclude her from attending the Grammys.

Kate on

@Teknosbeka – She lives in NY, the Grammy’s are in LA and if she’s close to her due date, she probably shouldn’t fly or doesn’t want to fly.

lori on

Twknosbeka, she could be very far along and not able to fly or travel. That stinks, that’s a huge event for her to miss but so is having a baby. 🙂

Barbie on

@Teknosbeka – she said “super” pregnant, so maybe she’s really far along & cannot travel. Or maybe she’s still getting morning sickness, which isn’t always in the morning & isn’t always just in the first few weeks.

Or, maybe, she’s just really freaking tired and just couldn’t get out of her sweats…. pregnancy does that to us ALL sometimes. There were days I wouldn’t have moved for a million bucks, and I could use a million bucks! LOL

Em13 on

Love her music. Saw her perform live once. Amazing. Congrats!

Amy on


Jen on

Great news!!! Love her music so much!! She is a genius; great songwriter and amazing voice!!!!! So happy for her. 🙂

Anonymous on

Kate, lori, and Barbie- You guys are spot on! And I’d like to add another possible reason for her not attending the Grammys: If she IS indeed really close to her due date (and it appears that he is, considering that she said she is “super pregnant”), she may not want to risk going into labor during the ceremony and/or having her water break on the red carpet!

Anyway, congrats to her!

Annie on

Is anyone else ridiculously jealous of that baby? 😛