True to her beyond-ditzy character, Brittany, on Glee, when it came time for Heather Morris to share her baby news with her cast mates, she came down with a bad case of pregnancy brain. Costar Matthew Morrison, who plays teacher Mr. Schuester on the show, tells BANG Showbiz, "It's funny, when she told me—I think I was one of the first people—she whispered in my ear, 'I'm 13 months pregnant', and I was like, 'Months?' and she said, 'I mean 13 weeks!'"
Don't make fun of her, because you'll realize soon enough, if you haven't already, that when you're pregnant the strangest things come out of your mouth—if you can even find the words at all. It's not that you become stupid, or that your IQ drops or anything—it's just that the strangest things seem to misfire in your head. When I was pregnant, I'd mix up people's names, use the wrong word in a sentence, and my brain would constantly go blank mid-thought and I'd forget what I was talking about all together. It was the most bizarre feeling—my mind and my mouth just wouldn't match up!
I interviewed Heather in 2011 for her cover story in Fitness magazine, and the smart woman I met is anything but the airhead she plays on TV (though she's just as funny and as good at delivering one-liners as her alter ego). I truly think she's going to be a great mom, because even then all she talked about was how she wanted to start a family with her boyfriend Taylor Hubbell, a former baseball player for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
I wish her the best. I think she'll have no problems adjusting to mommyhood. She's already an awesome aunt (She showed me pictures of her adorable nieces on her iPhone—she was so proud!). So my only advice to her is to not be too hard on herself because if she's anything like I was, I'm sure that gaffe won't be the last case of pregnancy brain before she gives birth. She's reportedly due this October—just in time for season five of Glee.
Tell us: Have you had a case of pregnancy brain? What's the funniest thing you've said?
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