Is Brianna Keilar Pregnant? Who Is Her Husband?


Brianna Keilar and her husband, Fernando Lujan, share 2 children

The ‘CNN News Central’ co-anchor Brianna Keilar is a one-time divorcee and mother of two kids with her second husband, Fernando Lujan, an US Army special forces colonel. These days, there are rumors that Keilar is pregnant, is it true?

Let’s have a chitchat on rumors about Brianna expecting a third child and take an insights on her married life, husband, and relationships.

Is CNN Anchor Brianna Keilar Pregnant? Rumors Or Truth?

Brianna, the mother of two, who is often in talks for her fierce and bold political views, got prying eyes after rumors of her pregnancy surfaced in 2024. However, there are no confirmation if the CNN anchor is expecting her third child.

Several webpages are pouring views on the potential of Keilar being pregnant, but nod of approval from her has yet to arrive.

Amid that, Brianna not posting any pictures of her on Instagram since December 2023 led speculations to side with pregnancy rumors- if she is hiding her baby bump. Some viewers even pointed that her belly looked unusually bigger as she co-anchored the CNN segment in March 2024.

It’s only a matter of time when the truth comes out!

How Many Children Does Brianna Keilar Have?

With her current husband, Fernando Lujan, she is mother of two children, a biological son, Antonio (youngest), and a stepson, Teddy (eldest).

After two years of marriage, Brianna welcomed son Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan on June 8, 2018 at 5:33 PM. As of this writing, her youngest son is 5 Years old.

Brianna and her husband at hospital after giving birth to their son, Antonio
Brianna and her husband at hospital after giving birth to their son, Antonio (Source: Military Spouse)

As reported, she found out her pregnancy two weeks after her US army officer (now retired) spouse was in deployment.

The Australian-born American journalist’s son was born a month earlier than due date. As a result, Keilar’s husband who was in Japan during her labor had to rush back to the United States. Mr. Lujan made it to the Washington, D.C-based Georgetown University Hospital before 49 minutes of the delivery.

Who Is Brianna’s Stepson’s Mother?

Keilar’s stepson, Teddy Lujan, is from her husband Fernando’s previous relationship, but further on his baby mama is not out. He was born on May 11, 2016, making him 7 Years old now.

Brianna loves her stepson as her own. In May 2019, she made an Instagram post to wish him on his 3rd birthday, and wrote, “This is 3! And we are celebrating with ALL the balloons. Happy Birthday, T!”

CNN anchor Brianna Keilar with her hubby and two sons, Antonio and Teddy
CNN anchor Brianna Keilar with her hubby and two sons, Antonio and Teddy (Source: Instagram)

As reports suggest, Teddy’s father, Fernando, and biological mother were separated before his birth. Only two months after his birth separation, Mr. Lujan got engaged with Brianna (Teddy’s stepmom).

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Keilar Is Married Twice: Husband Is A Retired US Army Colonel

Brianna, one-time divorcee, lives in Washington D.C. with her current (second) husband, Fernando Lujan. Born in 1977, Lujan, 47 Years, is a US Army colonel who retired after 25 years of service in August 2023.

Fernando, a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer, and Foreign Area specialist, served as the Director for Afghanistan (2014-16) and then as Senior Director for South Asia (January 2017- June 2017) in the National Security Council.

From September 2018 to July 2020, he was a senior advisor at U.S. Department of State. Afterward, he became an assistant professor at National War College (July 2021- August 2023).

US Army colonel Fernando Lujan retired in 2023 after25 years of service
US Army colonel Fernando Lujan retired in 2023 after25 years of service (Source: NWC)

Aside from his duty, the US veteran has notable academic achievements. A 1994 graduate of Churchill High School, Lujan obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from United States Military Academy at West Point in 1998.

In 2008, he completed master’s in Public Policy, International Security and Political Economy from Harvard Kennedy School. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at The Johns Hopkins University (2020- present).

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When Did Brianna and Fernando Marry?

The CNN journalist and her husband, Fernando, married on December 30, 2016, in Las Vegas at a weekend-long New Year’s celebration. In the wedding with 85 guests in attendance, the bride wore a short white gown while Lujan donned his Army Special Forces uniform.

On their fourth wedding anniversary, she dedicated an Instagram post to her spouse, appreciating his efforts and service to the nation,

“Four years. Two deployments. Four houses. Two kiddos. […] This year we are finally a little more settled and celebrating our anniversary for the first time where Fernando isn’t gone or going…”

A picture from the wedding of Brianna and Fernando
A picture from the wedding of Brianna and Fernando (Source: Instagram)

Their marriage came only after six months of engagement- Fernando proposed to Brianna on a tradition one-knee down pose as they were watching the Independence Day fireworks from their terrace in 2016.

As reported, the US army veteran had plans of engagement of ahead of July, but after Keilar’s mom, Miriam, died of leukemia in May 2016, he postponed the plans. According the CNN anchor, her mother and her husband had a good bond.

Marital StatusMarried
Husband’s NameFernando Lujan
No. Children 2 (sons)
Children’s NameTeddy Lujan, Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan

Dating Story And Relationship Details

Fans wonder about when and how did the duo’s relationship began. In an interview with The Knot, Brianna Keilar recalled their relationship journey; the two met in the summer of 2012 during a post-work happy hour.

At that time, she was CNN’s senior correspondent covering the White House, while Fernando served in the defense. However, the romance didn’t spark immediately as they were dating other people.

For a few years, the two would bump into each other including one at Taylor Swift concert, so they would keep in touch. In fact, after knowing Lujan was single at one point, she tried to hook him up with a couple of her friends, but it didn’t work out.

Instead, after finding out Keilar was also single, he asked her out and went on a date in November 2015, which went quite well. Afterward, the two would begin dating and after a year of relationship, they married.

Who Was Brianna Keilar’s First Husband?

Brianna’s beau, Fernando, is her second husband. Prior to him, she was married to her then-husband Dave French. As reported, the former duo tied the knot on May 2, 2009, in Sedona, Arizona, after dating for many years. They honeymooned in Panama.

However, seven years into marriage, things turned sour between the two and they divorced without revealing the reason for separation. They didn’t share any children.

Brianna Keilar and her ex-husband, Dave French
Brianna Keilar and her ex-husband, Dave French (Source:

According to IMDB, Keilar’s ex-spouse, Dave, is a cinematographer who worked in on-screen projects like The Waiter (2010) and A Bright Future: West ISD Rises Up (2016).

Also, he worked in sound department of short-films: Deja Vu (2007), Blue Whisper (2010), By Man’s Hand (2011), and Birthday Games (2013).

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