Cupid's Pulse Article: Pregnant Vanessa Carlton Is Expecting First Child with Husband John McCauleyCupid's Pulse Article: Pregnant Vanessa Carlton Is Expecting First Child with Husband John McCauley

By Sanetra Richards

There’s a bun in Vanessa Carlton’s oven! According to, the A Thousand Miles singer announced that she’s expecting her first child with husband John McCauley  on Thursday, June 26th. The 33-year-old songstress posted a photo of her tiny bump and a update of her fifth album in progress: “I can now reveal the reason as to why Liberman will not be released until next summer. See the picture below,” she captioned. She continued on with a little humor about her bundle of joy: “No, those aren’t a bunch of croissants. We’re expecting a baby. It’s healthy and moving around like a champ.” Carlton added, “I’m bummed to delay the album because it’s so special to me and the perfect combination of England and Tennessee. When I put the record on it feels like medicine. I hope it does the same for you…in due time! Thanks for sticking with me. John, Victor, and I are over the moon.” (Victor is the couple’s pooch).

How do you decide the best time to have a child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Welcoming a child is definitely a life-changing event and should be the happiest time in your life. After all, you will be responsible for another human for many years to come. So when is the right time to make this decision with your partner? Cupid has a few instances:

1. Everything is A-OK: If your relationship is continuously getting better and you could see yourself raising a child with this person, it could be the perfect time to consider expanding your family.

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2. You both agree: Many couples struggle to have this conversation. In some cases, one person in the relationship doesn’t want kids — and unfortunately, that truth may not come out until you really begin planning your future. If it’s important to you, be sure to discuss it with your partner before getting married, moving in together, or taking another big step.

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3. You’re prepared: Although there is no real way to mentally brace yourself for parenthood, you can still be financially ready. Be able to provide the basic necessities for your child, plus more!

When is the best time to have a baby with your partner? Share your thoughts below.