Ruthie Ann Miles Expecting Third Child Two Years After Losing Five-Year-Old Daughter and Unborn Baby in Tragic Car Accident

Ruthie Ann Miles and her daughter Abigail Joy

Ruthie Ann Miles is going to be a mom again.

The Broadway star and All Rise actress, 36, revealed on social media that she and husband Jonathan Blumenstein are expecting a child, due this spring.

“We’d like to announce our very happy news: We are expecting another child this spring!” Miles wrote in an emotional post shared to Instagram and Twitter on Saturday.

Their baby on the way comes two years after an unspeakable tragedy.

In March 2018, Miles’ 5-year-old daughter Abigail Joy was struck and killed by a driver in Brooklyn, New York.

Miles, who was seven months pregnant at the time of the accident with a baby girl she planned to name Sophia Rosemary, sustained injuries herself and two months later, suffered a miscarriage. The driver, who later died by suicide, also struck and killed 1-year-old Joshua Lew and injured his mother, Miles’ friend Lauren.

Following the accident, Miles retreated from public life to grieve privately. She slowly made her return to work — first, reprising her Tony-winning role as Lady Thiang in the West End revival of The King and I, then performing at a benefit concert for Camelot at Lincoln Center, before joining the cast of the CBS procedural All Rise, playing judge’s assistant Sherri Kansky.

 

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Announcing our very happy news 🙂

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The time away was crucial for Miles to heal, she said in her announcement post on Saturday.

“Thank you especially to the many of you who supported us in the aftermath of the crash, continually lifted us up in prayer, doused us with love, encouraged us, let us be and grieve these two years, and now rejoice with us in this new life,” Miles said.

“We know Abigail Joy and Sophia would have loved being big sisters and are loving watching their family grow,” she added, signing the note, “Love, Jonathan and Ruthie Ann.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Dave Quinn