The Rookie season 5: Is Alyssa Diaz pregnant in real life?

THE ROOKIE Ð ABCÕs ÒThe RookieÓ stars Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez. (ABC/Nino Mu–oz)
THE ROOKIE Ð ABCÕs ÒThe RookieÓ stars Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez. (ABC/Nino Mu–oz) /

From the moment fans The Rookie season 5 episode 13 revealed that Detective Angela Lopez was expecting her second child, fans of the ABC crime drama have been over the moon! In the episode, we discover Angela and Wesley are expecting another baby, but this time the circumstances are a bit more stressful than the first time around.

For Angela, the pregnancy comes just as she feels she’s found a balance in her life between work and family. It also comes at a time when her family is literally under attack with the looming threat of drug lord Elijah Stone, who has a personal vendetta against Angela and Wesley. Still, it’s a happy time for both characters who are willing to stop at nothing to protect their family.

The storyline is one that has been central to the season’s main storyline and fans are thrilled to see Angela and Wesley’s family prepare to grow again. It’s one that also has many fans curious to know if the writers opted to write the story into the season due to a possible real-life pregnancy — something the show has become known for over the years.

Is The Rookie star Alyssa Diaz pregnant in real life?

At this time, Alyssa Diaz has not announced or confirmed whether she is indeed expecting a second child; however, fans are convinced Diaz is indeed pregnant with her second child. Diaz traditionally keeps a low profile on social media, so it’s unclear when she might confirm or address the pregnancy rumors created by her character’s on-screen pregnancy. That said, there is a good reason fans believe the pregnancy storyline was written into the show to accommodate a real-life pregnancy for Diaz.

When Diaz was pregnant with her first child back in 2020, The Rookie writers found a way to organically write the storyline into the show rather than attempting to hide the pregnancy on the show. So the fact that her character is now expecting once again has many fans convinced that the decision to make Angela pregnant on the show was once again to help write in a real-life pregnancy.

The Rookie has a history of writing real-life pregnancies into the show

Across its first five seasons, The Rookie has not strayed away from writing pregnancies into the show to help accommodate the real-life pregnancies of its stars. The first instance of this came in season 3 when the show wrote in the pregnancy of actress Alyssa Diaz, who was expecting her first child with her husband Gustavo Galindo.

One season later, the writers wrote in Mekia Cox’s real-life pregnancy as part of her character detective Nyla Harper’s season 4 storyline. It was a move Cox praised on social media, and part of a storyline that carried over into the show’s fifth season:

“Much love to Alexi Hawley and the rest of The Rookie writing team for writing my pregnancy into the show. Happy to be on a show where pregnancy is acknowledged and celebrated.”

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