The New Girl is ready to have a new girl.
Or a new boy!
That’s right, folks, Zooey Deschanel is pregnant!
This piece of exciting news was broken by Too Fab, who confirms that the hilarious sitcom star will welcome her second child with husband Jacob Pechenik some time this year.
The 37-year old actress Pechenik are already parents of 18-month-old daughter Elsie Otter.
They surprised fans in August of 2015 when not only announced the birth of this child, but also that they were married.
It turns out they exchanged vows in June of that year, without making a very big deal of it.
The actress’ rep released a statement a few weeks later that revealed Pechenik’s new status in Deschanel’s life.
“I am thrilled to confirm that Zooey Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, are new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl,” said the rep at the time.
But while Deschanel is typically pretty quiet about her personal life, she couldn’t help but gush over little Elsie during a recent appearance on Ellen.
“She is really special. She’s saying some words. She says a lot of words but she’s really obsessed with hats right now,” the star told Ellen DeGeneres, explaining:
“My mom wears hats a lot and we had dinner with her and as soon as my mom came out, my daughter said, ‘hat! hat!'”
Deschanel later told E! News’s Kristin Dos Santos that she hopes she is serving as a positive role model to her littie girl.
“When you’re holding your baby, you’re like, ‘I don’t wanna go to work – this is like the best thing ever,'” she said. “But it’s nice, I think, having a little girl, she knows her mommy works and I think that’s a good thing.”
As those who watch New Girl online know, Megan Fox joined the show while Zooey was on maternity leave the first time around.
Her character’s absence was explained by sticking her in jury sequestration.
It’s unclear at this point whether New Girl will return in 2017-2018, so there’s no need yet for writers to come up with another way to write Jess off for any extended period of time.
But that’s a matter for another time.
For now, allow us to simply send our best wishes to Deschanel and Pechenik, whose couple name, we assume, is “Peschanel.”
We also send our best wishes to the following stars, all of whom are expecting kids in 2017: