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Mark Zuckerberg Shares Pregnancy Photo With Priscilla Chan & Pays Tribute To Her Fierceness

by Keiko Zoll

When it comes to pregnancy announcements, gender reveal ultrasounds, and baby bump photo shoots, Facebook has become the de facto standard for sharing all manner of major life updates. On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg shared a photo with his pregnant wife, Priscilla Chan, on his Facebook page. Zuckerberg writes: "This is a stunning photo of Priscilla. I love her expression: intense yet kind, fierce yet loving, leading yet always supporting others." 

Zuckerberg and Chan announced their pregnancy in July with a touching Facebook post that candidly shared their experiences with three previous miscarriages prior to this pregnancy. Zuckerberg described the emotional strain of suffering through those miscarriages as "a lonely experience." It was only after the couple began sharing their situation with friends that they discovered others who had experienced similar difficulties getting or staying pregnant.

"We hope that sharing our experience will give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories as well," Zuckerberg wrote in the July post.

"Thank you to Annie Leibovitz for capturing her spirit so beautifully," added Zuckerberg in Wednesday's Facebook post. And it's a stunning photo, indeed — a black-and-white portrait in Leibovitz's signature romantic, gorgeously-lit style:

The couple, who met during their time together at Harvard University, is expecting a baby girl.

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