‘New Girl’ season 4 star Zooey Deschanel expecting first child

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It was not that long ago that “Bones” star Emily Deschanel confirmed that she and husband David Hornsby are expecting their second child together, and now, her sister Zooey (center) has confirmed the same exact thing. The “New Girl” star and boyfriend Jacob Pechenik made the news clear in a People Magazine story, where she shared the following (albeit very brief) statement: “Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one.”

There is not exactly a whole lot of information that is out there otherwise at the moment, including whether or not this will impact the filming of “New Girl” this season. Personally, it seems doubtful. Deschanel’s Jess is not at that point in her dating life, and the story doesn’t seem like it would want to go there. The good news for this show is that if they do decide to hide any pregnancy bump, it’ll be a little easier due to this being a single-camera rather than multi-camera comedy.

Much in the same way as with her sister, what will be interesting to keep watch on right now is whether or not this ends up impacting filming at all for a potential fifth season of “New Girl.” She will probably stop filming long before the baby is due this season, but could still be on maternity leave when it picks back up in the summer. We’ll have to see what happens when it comes to that.

For now, massive congratulations are in order for Zooey and Ben on their big news! As you would expect, we will have some other updates along the way as they come out.

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