Misty Copeland secretly welcomed first baby three months ago

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Misty Copeland and her husband Olu Evans secretly welcomed their first child together, a son named Jackson.

“I’m on maternity leave right now,” the famed ballerina and Greatness Wins athletic wear co-founder and designer tells People magazine. “I have a 3-month-old. But I will be back on the stage in 2023, hopefully, in the fall.”

Copeland, 39, says she’ll use that time off to take a family vacation. “We just got Jackson’s passport a couple days ago,” she shares. “So we’re on our way to Corsica this summer in France.”

Copeland, made history back in 2015 when she became the first female African-American to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater’s 75-year history.

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