Breaking news in the media world: MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace, at the age of 51, has added a new member to her family. The surprising announcement came about during a routine call into her own program.
Married to Michael Schmidt, the pair managed to keep the news under wraps, not revealing any plans publicly. Whether the baby came to their family through adoption or surrogacy remains undisclosed.
Nicolle Wallace, already a mother to an 11-year-old son named Liam from her first marriage, now embarks on the journey of motherhood once again. As she prepares to step away from her professional duties for a while, she has plans to take maternity leave for a few months.
During her absence, the responsibility of hosting the show on Mondays and Tuesdays will be shouldered by Velshi. This temporary change in the program's hosting schedule is designed to allow Wallace the time to care for her newborn.
Wallace and Schmidt, who exchanged vows in a low-key ceremony in April 2022, have always tended to keep their personal lives private. Schmidt, an award-winning journalist, brings home the Pulitzer Prize with his work as an investigative reporter for The New York Times.
Wallace's previous marital chapter was with Mark Wallace, who served as a US Ambassador to the United Nations. Their marriage spanned 14 years before it ended in divorce in 2019.