Parenthood actor Dax Shepard and his lady love actress Kristen Bell of House of Lies have news to share: They’re expecting their first child! The two have been engaged for three years, but aren’t letting a little thing like a wedding ceremony interfere with their plans to start a family.
Over the summer, Shepard and Bell appeared on Larry King Live to promote their joint film, Hit and Run. When asked about starting a family, the two said they were ready, with Shepard adding “We’ll have [children] out of wedlock.” Bell said the thought of having children before marriage didn’t bother them.
In fact, the two already consider themselves married. Bell previously told Vegas Magazine “I don’t want a wedding. It’s too much stress.” Though the two already wear wedding rings, they would consider walking down the aisle if marriage became legal for everyone.
Bell told King, “I’ll feel more comfortable having a party — or whatever we have, if anything — if half of our friends who are homosexuals [can celebrate]. It’s just kind of rude to invite everyone to a party for a right not everyone can hold.”
Bell’s rep confirmed this morning the couple is expecting their baby in the spring of 2013 and are ecstatic.
There’s also a stork delivery on the way for former 7th Heaven actress Beverly Mitchell and her accountant husband of five years, Michael Cameron.
The actress and aspiring country singer announced today she is four months pregnant. And, took a staggering nine pregnancy tests before believing she was actually going to become a mommy!
“I took seven pregnancy tests,” she told WhoSay magazine. “I went to the doctor and had two more tests and they were like, ‘Bev, usually when the first one comes out positive, the rest of them will all say the same thing.'”
Mitchell was one of the few Hollywood guests who was invited to Jessica Biel’s Italian wedding to Justin Timberlake. The two go way back from when they starred as sisters on 7th Heaven, and Mitchell considers Biel to be one of her very best friends. She couldn’t wait to share her baby news with her.
Mitchell says Biel cried when she told her the news. “It was really exciting to share that with Auntie Jess.”
Mitchell and Cameron are expecting their bundle of joy next April.
Congrats go out to the happy couples.