Jenna Elfman Expecting Baby No. 2

09/16/2009 at 10:05 AM ET
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Less than one month after revealing she “definitely” intends to become a mom-of-two, Jenna Elfman is making good on her promise.

During an appearance Wednesday morning on CBS’ The Early Show, the Accidentally on Purpose actress, 37, revealed that she is expecting her second child with husband Bodhi Elfman.

“I have a baby in my tummy — but a real one, not just for my TV show,” she shared. “My character’s pregnant the whole first season, so I said, ‘It’s a good time to have another baby, because we won’t have to hide it.'”

On the show, Jenna plays a woman that becomes pregnant by a much younger one-night stand, who then moves in with her. Eagle-eyed viewers should keep an eye out for her own burgeoning bump, Jenna jokes. “By episode three if you look closely once it airs, you’ll see … ‘Oh is she a little bloated? Did she have a big dinner?'”

The couple — already parents to 2-year-old Story Elias — were married in 1995.

Accidentally on Purpose premieres Monday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.

Source: The Early Show

Watch Jenna’s announcement below!

Thanks to CBB reader Beverly.

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kaitlyn on

Aww, congrats to them! Story is adorable. I hope they pick another unique name!

lennie on

oooohhh i love jenna! i wish we could see more of story. I bet the new baby will be just as cute. I hope it’s a girl :)

S on

Congrats to her. I predict “Poem” or “Limerick” as potential names

Natalie on

Congrats to the Elfman family! That is so great that Jenna won’t have to hide her growing baby belly from us! LOL

Christina on

She’s adorable! So excited for them and for her little one to be a big bro!

Crystal on

YEA!!! I ♥ Jenna Elfman! CONGRATULATIONS to Bohdi, Jenna and little Story! Here’s to a happy, healthy pregnancy and baby!! :)

Lis on


I wonder when she is due? Does anyone know?

Nancy on

Congrats! That’s real cool… I love Jenna Elfman and Story’s quite a cutie. Usually I don’t have preferences for second child but for once (I still don’t know why) would like them to have a girl… *shrug*. I’d still be happy if they were to have a boy that is… LOL

Lynn on

Congratulations to Jenna! I loved her on Dharma & Greg, and can’t wait for Accidentally on Purpose.

jaQ on

oh, yeah, i want to know a due date, too! i am due in february, and it seems like nobody famous is, so far. lol. i was due in april of ’06 with my daughter, and my goodness, was there a baby boom that spring! lol

congrats to jenna and bodhi~

Sandra on

Yay, amazing!

CTBmom on

Awww. Congrats to her and Bodhi! I love Jenna…is so funny! Little Story is so cute, and I’m sure baby#2 will be as well.

Brooklyn on

Aww! That’s great, congratulations to Jenna and Bohdi. I love the name Story so it’ll be interesting to see what they name this one!

Lena on

Yaaaaay! I’m so happy for her! I’m happy for me too as she’s only a year younger than I and I want to conceive soon. She gives me hope as a “late in life conceiver”!

I also hope she has a little girl this time around…a little ballerina would be wonderful seeing as dance was (and maybe still is) such a huge part of Jenna’s life.

Can’t wait to see the show. I’ve missed her on tv…I LOVE HER ACTING…she’s a comic genius!!! (oh yeah yah Bodhi…sorry…I’m glad for him too!!!)

Shannon on

Awwww, that’s awesome news! Story is so adorable, and I can’t wait to see the new addition!

Congrats to them!

Marissa on


melania on

I remember her pregnant and she looked fantastic the whole time. Take 2! Congrats.

Baby Carriers Backpacks on

Congrats! How will they work it into the show though? Will she be pregnant the whole season?

Liliana on

Congrats to the three of them!

I wish her an easy pregnancy and healthy baby.

Benigna Marko on

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CelebBabyLover on

Baby Carriers Backpacks- “My character’s pregnant the whole first season, so I said, ‘It’s a good time to have another baby, because we won’t have to hide it.’” There’s your answer! :)

Anyway, I’m guessing February/March due date for her as she doesn’t appear to be showing much. Does anyone remember whether or not they ever released a due date with Story?

That said, congrats to them, and this was one announcement that really took me by surprise for some reason!

Stacey on

While I disagree on some comments her and her husband have thrown at people on behalf of Scientology (calling people baby rapers etc), I congratulate them and hope their children get out of that cult when they’re old enough.

CelebBabyLover on

Stacey- Scientology is a religion, not a cult. A minority religion (even Tom Cruise has admitted that), but a religion none the less. I’m not Scientologist myself, and I certainly don’t agree with everything they do. However, I DO believe very strongly in freedom of religion (within reason, obviously. If the religion is hurting people, or worse, then of course I’m not going to support it).

Put it this way, how would YOU feel if somone called YOUR religion a cult? I know I wouldn’t like it one little bit! Anyway, why would you hope that Jenna and Bohdi’s kids get out of Scientology when they’re older? So far, Story seems to be happy, healthy, and not all damaged by the fact that his parents are Scientologists.

In fact, if you didn’t know that Jenna and Bodhi were Scientologists, you certainly wouldn’t be able to tell that just by looking at Story! :)

Bottomline: I hope that Story and his sibling do what’s right for THEM when they grow up, whether it be remaining Scientoligsts or entering another religion.

Summer on

What a weird way to tell an adult you’re pregnant, “I have a baby in my tummy.” That sounds like she was sharing the news with a small child.

Baby Carrier Backpacks on

CelebBabyLover – well said about religion. Each to their own. Good people come in all shapes, sizes, colours and religions (or lack thereof). Can’t we all just be nice to each other, despite our differing views?


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