Co-stars Maya Erskine & Anna Konkle of Hulu's ‘PEN15’ Announce They Have Both Given Birth

Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle are not only real life best friends and the hilarious leads of the Hulu comedy PEN15, but they're now also both mothers.

Erskine and Konkle realized they couldn't do anything separately when they discovered last year that they were both pregnant. In a recent interview with Vogue, the two discussed their 'twin pandemic pregnancies' and how they enjoyed the chance to take a break when they had been planning on diving right into the third season of their middle school-centered comedy. Now, the two actresses are enjoying their time as new mothers.

Erskine and her fiancé, actor Michael Angarano, announced their soon-to-be parenthood last November, with a caption that said, "When 2 becomes 3. And please vote. #bidenharris2020."

But, the excitement was ramped up when almost three months later, Konkle shared her own Instagram slideshow announcing that she was pregnant (and already nine months along).

In the surprise post, she said, "It only took me nine months to post but the family is expanding any second now ♥."

Now, the pair have revealed that they are both happy mothers. Konkle told Vogue that she gave birth to her daughter, Essie Wunderle Anfanger, earlier this year. She also hinted at her engagement to boyfriend Alex Anfanger by referencing the show 90 Day Fiancé and a list of things that kept her sane, including, "Pregnancy pillow for keeping me upright; you took up the entire bed. Stretch-mark oil—they still happened, but I’m pretty sure I’d have more. Alex for our marriage proposal, scored by that Neil Young record I love."

While Konkle gave birth earlier this year, the article also revealed that Erskine just recently gave birth to her son, Leon Frederick. Erskine said that while she used to feel like she was always jumping from one thing to the other, now "Point A is usually my couch, and point B is the freezer where I retrieve my ice cream."

Congrats to the happy couples on the new additions to their families!

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