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Tamar Braxton confirmed she is expecting her first child during an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" Wednesday.
The "Braxton Family Values" star debuted her burgeoning baby bump while seated alongside her sisters, and told ABC host Lara Spencer "I'm pregnant!" to roaring applause. Fans immediately flocked to social networking sites to congratulate Braxton and her husband of five years Vincent Herbert on the baby news.
"Tamar Braxton is preggers, I so knew it! I bet she is having a girl, so happy for you boo," Carol tweeted.
"Woke up to great news! My girl pregnant!!! I'm excited like that's my sister but Congrats," Kristie W tweeted.
"Shouting from the roof tops "TAMAR & VINCE ARE PREGNANT"!!!! So happy for them," K Kash tweeted.
Braxton, 35, and Herbert, who is a 43-year-old executive producer, first began dating in 2003 and the pair wed in 2008. The reality TV star and singer previously opened up about how a health scare helped her realize she wanted to have children.
"I realized I wanted to have a child when Vince was sick in the hospital. I love him SO much and it was such a hard time for me. He is my rock," Braxton previously told Pynk magazine.
"I was extremely nervous the entire time and I thought if I lost him tomorrow all I would have are photos," she continued. "I realized that I wanted more than that. A child would be a living reminder of our love."
The couple was recently faced with divorce rumors after it was revealed they were selling their French Country-style mansion in Hidden Hills, Calif. after just one year. The couple has since refuted the rumors.
Braxton, who recently signed with Epic Records, opened up about falling in love with Herbert, who is Lady Gaga's manager.
"I wasn't checking for Vince at first. He and I were friends. But it wasn't until I found out that he was seeing someone that it hit me. I realized I had feelings for him!" she said.
"When he told me that his relationship at the time was coming to an end, I knew it was my time to make my feelings known," she went on. "After that relationship ended ... he and I started dating and eventually married."