The New Girl is pregnant!
Actress Zooey Deschanel and producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik are expecting their first child.
“Jacob and I are over the moon,” Deschanel tells People. “We are so excited to meet our little one.”
The couple are also collaborating on the upcoming comedy Rock the Kasbah, set for release later this year. Deschanel, who is 34, is starring opposite Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson and Bill Murray; Pechenik, 42, is producing the feature film.
There is no word yet if the pregnancy will be worked into Deschanel’s television series The New Girl, but with the baby due in summer 2015 she would be showing before this season’s filming wraps up. So either Jess (Deschanel’s character on the Fox series) is going to be suddenly expecting, or directors will have to get creative with their shooting — because she’s a small girl.
As noted in almost every publication, the timing couldn’t be better for family bonding. Deschanel’s sister, Emily Deschanel, is also expecting! As E! News first reported, the Bones star is pregnant with her second child with husband David Hornsby.
Along with her producing and acting, Deschanel is one-half of the music group She & Him, which recently released a fifth studio album entitled Classics. She’s also the founder of the website HelloGiggles.com. Deschanel divorced Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in 2012. She and Pechenik have been dating since mid-2014.