The couple tied the knot last summer
The 33-year-old and husband Connor Smith are expecting their first baby, the couple announced on Instagram on Thursday. The pair posed with Smith behind Mattie, hugging her as she held the strip of ultrasound photos and smiled.
"I feel like I said so many times last year that 2023 topped the charts with more joy and celebration and redemption than any yet. Well, I have a feeling 2024 may give it a run for it’s money… 🙏🏻🥳🙌🏻," she wrote in the caption.
"We are absolutely thrilled to share BABY BOY SMITH coming this June!!! 💙 👶🏻 🤰🏻 💙."
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The couple tied the knot in June at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida, eight months afterannouncing their engagement.
“Wooooo we did it!! Grateful is a gigantic understatement. More pretty pics to come later - off to the islands with my HUSBAND! 💕 🥳 🏝️ 🥂 🙌🏻” she captioned an Instagram post that featured a carousel of photos from the big day.
Dad Alan, 65, also shared a photo from the wedding, writing on Instagram at the time that he and wife Denise were thrilled to welcome a new son-in-law into the fold.
"Denise and I are so happy to officially welcome Connor into our family! Wishing @MattieJackson & Connor Smith a lifetime of happiness... Livin’ on Love!" he captioned the post, referencing to his 1994 chart-topper "Livin' on Love."
The nuptials came more than four years after Mattie's first husband, Ben Selecman, died after sustaining traumatic brain injuries in a September 2018 accident where he slipped on a boat dock and hit his head.
Mattie, who hosts the podcast In Joy Life, shared in April 2022 that she and Connor were dating after meeting through a mutual friend six months earlier at a happy hour.
"I have believed, prayed and claimed for 3 and a half years now that God would give me the chance to love someone with my whole heart again," she wrote on Instagram at the time. "Other dear widow friends assured me that my heart could heal and expand to love two people equally, though differently. And I hoped so desperately that would really be true."
She continued, writing that Smith was "more of an answer to prayer (mine and countless others!) than I sometimes think he even realizes," and that she "can't wait to see what this new chapter holds."
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