Meghan Markle‘s BFF Misha Nonoo has revealed she is pregnant with a baby girl – weeks after the Duchess announced she is also expecting.
The British-Bahraini fashion designer, who lives in New York and is known for her eponymous clothing line, posted a snap on Instagram of her blossoming baby bump.
In the caption, Misha, who is rumoured to have introduced Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, posted: ‘My journey into motherhood has been one of the most rewarding and beautiful experiences of my life.’
Misha married her oil heir husband Mikey Heiss, 33, in a star-studded ceremony in Rome in 2019 and the pair had their first child, Leo, last March, less than a year after the Duke and Duchess welcomed their son Archie in May 2019.
Her latest pregnancy announcement comes weeks after Meghan and Prince Harry revealed to Oprah Winfrey that they are also expecting a baby girl later this year.
Meghan Markle ‘s BFF Misha Nonoo has revealed she is pregnant with a baby girl – weeks after the Duchess announced she is also expecting
The British-Bahraini fashion designer, who lives in New York and is known for her eponymous clothing line, posted a snap on Instagram of her blossoming baby bump along with a heartfelt caption
Her latest pregnancy announcement comes weeks after Meghan and Prince Harry revealed to Oprah Winfrey that they are also expecting a baby girl later this year
Captioning the image, Misha wrote: ‘I’m extremely grateful and excited to share that we’re adding a sweet baby girl to our family, and Leo will soon be a big brother!
‘To celebrate, we’re launching a new collection of maternity styles, inspired by the wardrobe heroes I missed wearing the most during my pregnancy. Effortless pieces designed to be worn before, during, and after pregnancy—this is maternity wear for whatever the future has in store.’
She continued: ‘Whether you’re already a Mum or an expecting Mum-to-be, I hope these pieces bring you the comfort, style, and ease you need to tackle one of life’s most incredible experiences.’
Last year, the bombshell biography Finding Freedom, co-authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, documented the friendship of Meghan Markle and Misha.
The explosive Finding Freedom biography suggested Misha was behind Meghan and Prince Harry’s first meeting
It alleges how Markus Anderson, Soho Houses global membership director, provided the royal with introductions to many business and cultural elites – both in Canada and further afield.
The authors penned: ‘At a Soho House lunch in Miami, he was the one who sat the actress next to Misha, a budding fashion designer with a vivacious personality and impeccable pedigree.
‘The occasion for the December 2014 Miami trip was Art Basel, a decadent art fair that brings the internationally rich and famous for a week of parties and events of all sorts and sizes.
‘Markus invited Meghan, an art lover, to stay at the epicenter of the action, Soho Beach House, to set some sun, see some art, and have some fun.
Misha and her oil heir husband Mikey, 33, announced the birth of their first child Leo last March
‘A perfect place to make new friends and connections, the Soho house event saw Misha and Meghan hit it off immediately.’
The explosive biography goes on to suggest Misha and Markus were behind Meghan and Prince Harry’s first meeting.
It’s thought the Duchess’ close pals set the pair, who are now living in the US, up on a blind date in London.
The fashion designer has also spoken out about ‘massively missing her friends’ while quarantined in New York with Leo – and revealed that she ‘needs her girlfriends to have a laugh with and make light of things’ when speaking to People magazine.
Misha worked with the duchess (pictured together in 2019) on her Smart Works charity clothing line, calling Meghan ‘wonderful, thoughtful and considerate’
The first time mother has since been making an effort to connect with friends virtually, saying: ‘It’s very stressful not having your normal life to return to — I knew having a baby would change my life, but I never expected this.’
‘I’ve massively missed seeing my friends. As soon as Leo was born we would have been in the store and seeing friends and been to London by now and, obviously, all of those plans are on hold,’ the designer added.
In the meantime, the fashion designer has been taking advantage of FaceTime, but admits ‘it’s not the same’.
‘Being a new mum, you need a support network, and I definitely miss having in-person time with my new baby and my friends,’ she explained.
‘I miss having my girlfriends to have a laugh with and make light of things. This is a challenging and stressful and discombobulating time, but we have to look forward to the time when we can all be together.’
Future friends? Misha gave birth to baby Leo less than a year after Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed baby Archie in May
During her first pregnancy, Misha told People, that the Duchess of Sussex had been sharing her advice about becoming a first-time mother.
The designer revealed: ‘As with all friendships, you share lots of tips and everything.’
Her baby announcement came less than a year after close friend Meghan gave birth to baby Archie in May 2019.
Misha married her husband Mikey in a ceremony in Rome in September 2019 that was attended by Prince Harry, Meghan, Princess Eugenie, 29, and Princess Beatrice, 31 before announcing her pregnancy at the end of the year.
The Duchess has continued to support her friend by wearing Misha Nonoo styles over the years and donned the famous ‘Boyfriend shirt’ for her first appearance alongside Prince Harry, and also wore another of Misha’s designs for her final day of meetings in the UK before stepping back from royal duties.
Misha, who worked with the Duchess on her Smart Works charity clothing line, opened up to FEMAIL in 2019 about her friendship with the royal.
Reflecting on the experience of working together, Misha described Meghan as ‘the ultimate professional’ and very ‘considerate’ of the women the collection was helping.
‘It was such an ideal, incredibly easy collaboration,’ she said. ‘It was, from start to finish, wonderful, thoughtful, considerate, as is she.’