5 things to know this morning: Chrissy Teigen gives birth, Meghan Markle speaks out, and tragedy for Broadway actress

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far. 

1. A legend is born
Luna Legend is officially a big sister. Chrissy Teigen confirmed on Twitter— where else? — that she and husband John Legend have welcomed their second child, a boy. Kid’s got some dreamy lullabies headed his way. Read more >


It’s a boy for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS)
It’s a boy for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS)

2. Meghan Markle makes statement on father
In her first official royal statement, Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father, Thomas Markle Sr., will miss the royal wedding because of a health problem. Read more>


3. Vape pen turns deadly
A 38-year-old Florida man was reportedly killed when his vape pen exploded, striking him in the brain and triggering a massive fire at his home. Read more >

4. More heartbreaking news for Broadway actress
Ruthie Ann Miles, the pregnant actress who was struck by a car in an accident that killed her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, and another child, has lost the baby as a result of her injuries. Miles was seven months pregnant with a second daughter when she was struck by the car, whose driver was recently indicted. Read more >

Ruthie Ann Miles in February 2017. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
Ruthie Ann Miles in February 2017. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

5. New details emerge about Smallville star’s ties to alleged sex cult
How did Allison Mack go from a TV star to an alleged cult figure who is now facing charges of sex trafficking? Friends of the former actress are shedding new light on her involvement with Nxivm. Read more >

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