Milla Jovovich Is Pregnant, Expecting Second Child With Husband Paul Anderson: Resident Evil Star Explains Filming Delay

Celebrity Moms Aug. 18, 2014 AT 6:35PM
Milla Jovovich and Paul W. S. Anderson Milla Jovovich announced Monday, Aug. 18, that she is pregnant and expecting her second child with husband Paul Anderson, which has resulted in the delay of filming the upcoming installment of Resident Evil. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Mommy announcement Monday! Milla Jovovich announced via Facebook on Aug. 18, that she is expecting her second child with her husband Paul Anderson, the producer of her Resident Evil movie franchise. In addition to her happy family news, Jovovich also told fans that filming for the smash action series will be delayed due to her pregnancy.

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"Happy Monday everyone!" Jovovich, 38, wrote. "This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!"

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The franchise star went on to explain that her physical condition would push back filming, especially since certain scenes would involve grueling stunts and more. "So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie," she told fans. "Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes…"

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Jovovich added, "In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! YAY!"

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This is the second child for Jovovich and Anderson, who first met when he directed her on the 2002 set of the original Resident Evil movie. The two welcomed their daughter Ever Gabo Anderson in November 2007, and married in 2009. She concluded her pregnancy announcement by thanking fans for their patience as they eagerly anticipate the sixth installment of the horror action franchise.

"Before I go, i want to also send one more HUGE thank you out to all my amazing fans who have been so patient waiting for the next installment of the RE franchise! YOU ROCK!" she wrote. "Thanks so much for understanding everyone! All the best!"

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