Zooey Deschanel Gives Birth: New Girl Star Welcomes First Child With Jacob Pechenik — Plus, Secretly Weds!

Jacob Pechenik and actress Zooey Deschanel have baby
Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik have welcomed their first child -- and secretly married! Kevin Winter/Getty Images

New Girl's new baby! It's a girl for actress Zooey Deschanel, Us Weekly can confirm. "I am thrilled to confirm that Zooey Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, are new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl," the actress' rep tells Us in a statement, confirming that Deschanel also secretly wed Pechenik. According to court records, the pair wed on June 21 in Texas.

Their baby girl is the first child for Deschanel, 35, and her producer love, 42, who announced their pregnancy in January. The couple chose to keep their baby's gender a secret while expecting. "It's more fun," Deschanel said. "Make it into a game!"

One thing Deschanel was certain on was her disdain for her pregnancy diet. "You can't have sushi. You can't have cheese that tastes good," she explained during a Jimmy Kimmel appearance this spring. "You can have a little bit [of coffee], but I would have, like, four cups a day. And now I can have a half cup, which is a joke! It's a total joke!"

The first-time mom will no doubt get her share of parenting advice from sister Emily, who has two sons, but Deschanel's New Girl costar Max Greenfield doesn't think she'll need it.

"“[She'll make a] fantastic mom," Greenfield told Us. "She takes care of the whole show, so I don’t think she’ll have a problem with the kid."

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