Wearing a long blue coat, the New Girl actress, 34, made a point to conceal her baby bump prior to her rep confirming the news to Us Weekly. According to her rep, an excited Deschanel and her producer beau are expecting their little one this summer.
The happy news comes at the same time that her sister Emily Deschanel is expecting her second child with David Hornsby.
And if Zooey’s pregnancy is anything like her sister’s, she can expect to be very thirsty. “It’s so weird,” Emily told Us last month at a Bones party. "I just get thirsty. You have to drink more water and I can only drink so much water. I used to drink a ton of [fluids] and now I've hit my limit so I think of a variety. Once I get thirsty, I'll want lemonade or a sparkling water. Maybe it is citrus fruits!"
Us confirmed Zooey and Pechenik were dating last August. The two then made their red carpet debut later that month at the 2014 Emmys. Zooey was previously linked to screenwriter Jamie Linden and was married to Death Cab for Cutie vocalist Ben Gibbard from 2009 to 2012.
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