Thursday was a busy day for Tracy Morgan: not only did he and his fiancée Megan Wollover announce that they’re expecting their first child together, but his long-running NBC sitcom, 30 Rock, came to an end later that night.
“It’s sad because all your friends and your people, you’re not gonna see anymore, but at the same time, it’s feeling good because we know we did seven years of good television,” said the actor, who admitted that he’s keeping his character’s “TJ” chain. “We’re feeling great about what we’ve accomplished.”
To celebrate the finale, Morgan, 44, who is in New Orleans for the Super Bowl (his commercial for Mio Fit, a sports drink, will air immediately after halftime on Sunday) said that he and Wollover, 26, were planning to lay low.
“Me and my lady are gonna go out to dinner, watch the finale and go to sleep,” he said. “She’s looking forward to grabbing a plate of soul food. Collard greens – I think she’s in love with macaroni and cheese.”
As for the announcement that they’re expecting a child later this year, Morgan says, “We are feeling great about it – to have a new addition to our family and our life. I want my fiancée, my soon to be wife, to have a healthy and a safe childbirth, that’s the most important thing and we are just delighted to have a bundle of joy on the way.”
Though they don’t know the gender yet, Morgan says they’ll possibly find out a little later into the pregnancy. For now, they’re just enjoying the moment.
“We’re really feeling blessed,” he said. “We’re planning on being the best parents that we can be.”