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First comes baby then comes engagement? Zooey Deschanel announced today that she and boyfriend Jacob Pechenik, a producer, are expecting their first child this summer. Naturally, we can't help but think that there may be an engagement ring on the New Girl star's finger soon!
"Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," Deschanel told People. Her rep also confirmed the happy news.
This pending arrival is made that much sweeter because sister Emily Deschanel, star of Fox series Bones, is expecting her second child with husband David Hornsby. If there's such a thing as Irish cousins, these two babies on the way are it.
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The quirky actress and singer has been dating her baby daddy since the summer, going public in August and walking the 2014 Emmy red carpet together (a bold move for a new couple). Deschanel was previously linked to screenwriter Jamie Linden for two years, and before that, was married to Death Cab for Cutie's lead singer Ben Gibbard, from whom she divorced in 2012.
So what does this mean for this couple's future? While we know Deschanel will make an amazing mom with some incredibly sweet lullabies, we can also see them tying the knot sometime soon. After all, Deschanel's already been through the ringer once and knows what she wants, plus, these two have been hot and heavy from the start: First facing the world on a red carpet together the first month they went public and now, with a little one on the way, starting a family. And let's be honest: We'd love to see what charming touches Deschanel would put on her own wedding.