Bring on baby! Eliza Dushku confirmed to Us Weekly exclusively that she is expecting her first child with her husband, Peter Palandjian.
“We’re just very excited,” the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 38, gushed to Us during Samuel Goldwyn Films and The Cinema Society’s special screening of the Matt Smith-starring biopic Mapplethorpe at Cinépolis Chelsea followed by a party at The Fleur Room at Moxy Chelsea in New York City on Thursday, February 14. “We just got married in August. It’s a special year for us.”
Dushku and the Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation CEO, 54, attended the screening together, where the mom-to-be debuted her tiny baby bump.
“I’ve been really excited about what I’m doing with my life these days,” the Bring It On actress told Us. “I’ve been living in Boston. I’m about to be a senior in college. I’m studying holistic healing and addiction and trauma. And I’m newly married and I’m just so excited about this next chapter in my life. You know, I’ve been acting since I was 9 years old and I’m sort of finding these new things that I’m really excited about. It’s been a big year but a great year.”
Dushku married Palandjian in their hometown of Boston in August 2018, one year after announcing their engagement. The low-key couple exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony in a courtyard outside the Boston Public Library.
The #MeToo activist — who celebrated 10 years of sobriety in November after a secret battle with alcoholism and drug addiction — previously dated actor and former NBA player Rick Fox from 2009 to 2014. Palandjian, meanwhile, is already the father of four children from a previous relationship: Manon, Petros, Margot and Madelon.
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