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Ana Ortiz Adds Coconut Water to Routine, Credits Rebecca Romijn

02/21/2009 at 05:00 PM ET
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For Ana Ortiz, being the last one across the finish line has never been more rewarding! Having already been promised hand-me-downs from her co-star Rebecca Romijn — who recently welcomed fraternal twins Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip – the 38-year-old actress says she is also soaking up all of the great pregnancy advice. In addition to a fabulous pillow, Ana has also been let in on Rebecca’s secret love of coconut water. “Rebecca was like, coconut water, which is bizarre. I didn’t know it had natural electrolytes in it. It’s really good. She swears by that,” says the mama-to-be.

Crediting the show’s costume designer with making a pregnant woman still look glamorous, Ana admits that for her character, the orange jumpsuit may not flow with her onscreen style. “My character wears such hoochie, cha-cha clothes, so it’s going to be interesting to see that sort of adjustment,” she notes, adding that the plan is to reveal “more cleavage and more legs.” Fortunately for Ana, however, her castmates — and crew — are always on hand to help her out! “Yesterday on set I actually did have to hide behind America [Ferrera] at one point. But luckily my character works in a salon so I can kind of stand behind the big Queen’s hair and tease it up really high.”

While the prop department are on their toes to cover her growing belly, Ana says that with her sweet tooth in full swing, the costume designers will soon be in full demand!

“For me I’ve always been a savory person, but now I’m just a total sweet tooth. If I see tiramisu, like I will knock you out of the way to get it. Since they’re hiding it on the show, I’m trying to maintain some dignity about it. But it is fun. You do sort of have an excuse.”

Ana is expecting her first child — a baby girl — in July with her husband Noah Lebenzon. Dolly and Charlie are Rebecca’s daughters with her husband, actor Jerry O’Connell.

Source: OK!

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Molly on

Just courious, what is a coconut water? Can you buy it or is it just a coconut juice mixed with water?

sinclair on

coconut water is literally just that–the water inside of the coconut.

You can buy it in cans at most grocery stores, but read labels; many companies add sugar. The best ones are the 100% natural; coconut juice is naturally sweet, just not as sweet as HFCS-laden sodas and juices.

sara on

I love coconut water so good. I give it to my son when he is sick instead of sugar crap drinks.

CelebBabyLover on

sinclair is right. It is often referred to as “Coconut milk” as well. :)

blugirl on

actually, coconut water is just that. coconut water, unsweetened. it is not coconut milk, or coconut juice. it shouldn’t have sweeteners added. the taste isn’t awful, but it’s not great. i read somewhere that rebecca always made “mocktails” with coconut water, mixing it with lemonade, or sparkling juices. it’s extremely hydrating, which is so important when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

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