​Zooey Deschanel is pregnant with her first child

By Sarah Kelsey

Celebrity baby alert: Zooey Deschanel is pregnant with her first child! The bubbly actress's rep confirmed the news to Hello! US Tuesday morning (Jan. 13). The baby’s daddy is Jacob Pechenik, the New Girl’s partner of just under a year.

"Jacob and I are over the moon,” the 34-year-old actress told People magazine. “We are so excited to meet our little one.”

Timing of the announcement couldn’t have been more perfect: Zooey's 38-year-old sister, actress Emily Deschanel, announced that she is expecting her second child back in December. The Bones star already has a son with hubby David Hornsby.

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Zooey and Jacob reportedly met on the set of the film Rock the Kasbah, which stars Bill Murray, Danny McBride and Bruce Willis, and counts the 42-year-old as a producer. The lovebirds were first spotted out in public in August 2014 while on a lunch date at a restaurant in Toluca Lake, California. Their first red-carpet appearance was at the 2014 Emmys.

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The coming year is shaping up to be a busy one for celebrity baby bumps. Blake Lively just gave birth to her first child with Ryan Reynolds and Paulina Gretzky and the Duchess of Cambridge are both expecting. Other famous faces who are set to give birth in 2015 include Coco Rocha and Isla Fisher.

There’s no word yet on what Zooey’s wee one’s gender is, though it’s safe to say it will be well-dressed whether it’s a boy or girl. We see lots of jaunty caps or babydoll dresses in the star’s future.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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