Amanda Palmer has announced her pregnancy on social media, sharing a nude (but safe for work) photo on Wednesday (Mar. 18). The baby, who is the first for Palmer and husband Neil Gaiman, is expected in September.
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In the photo caption, Palmer gave a “super special thanks” to Gaiman, who married the former Dresden Dolls leader in January 2011. Gaiman, a 54-year-old British graphic novelist, author and filmmaker, has three children from his previous marriage to Mary McGrath.
Palmer has released a pair of proper studio albums as a solo artist, and became a crowd-funding pioneer following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign launched in 2012 in which she raised $1.2 million. Earlier this month, Palmer proclaimed that she could gross more than $14,000 per piece of content she creates — songs, videos and stories included — using the crowd-funding startup Patreon. The first new “thing” created is expected to be a new song.