Tiffani Thiessen Expecting First Child

11/09/2009 at 02:20 PM ET
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Actress Tiffani Theissen and her husband, artist and actor Brady Smith, are expecting their first baby next May, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“We are over the moon!” the couple said in a statement. “It’s something we’ve wanted for a long time and we are thrilled that it’s actually happening.”

Balancing motherhood with her new role on USA’s drama White Collar will be a welcome adjustment for the star, best known for her work on Saved By the Bell and the original Beverly Hills 90210.

“I’ve never done it – it’s going to be a whole new thing,” she told PEOPLE in May when talking about the idea of becoming a mom.

Tiffani, 35, and Brady have been married since 2005.

— Julie Jordan

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Lynn on

Congratulations to them! I loved Tiffani on STBT.

Mallory on

Ah, awesome! I’ve been wondering for a long time when they were going to have kids! Congrats to them!

BWiley on

Congratulations to the Smiths.. They are going to have one gorgeous baby!!

Melissa on


jane on

YAY! I’ve wanted them to have baby for so long. Finally it’s happening. I love Tiffani 🙂

Renee on

OMG I am so excited! Tiffani has been my favorite actress since I was 10. Love her! Been waiting for her to have a baby. Her and Brady will be amazing parents! so happy for them! 🙂

Kayana on

Awe I’m so excited for them!

Emmy on

Their baby is going to be gorgeous! I used to love Tiffani on Saved By The Bell – everyone wanted to be Kelly Kapowski!

Kate on

Aww!! I love her!!!

Brie on

YEAH!!!!!! I have been waiting for her to get pregnant!!!! Very happy for them:)

Shan on

So happy! Tiffani has been my top favorite female celeb for years. So I am ecstatic that she’s pregnant.

Pregnant Buddy on

Oh! Fun! I’ve been waiting to see who my celebrity pregnant buddies will be. (I’m 13 weeks and due in May)

My husband enjoys her new show. Saved By the Bell was a childhood favorite!

urbanadventurertales on

Congrats!!! I’ve loved her since her days on Saved by the Bell 🙂

Ruthella on

I just knew she was pregnant 🙂 Got that vibe from her in all her recent interviews.

Congratulations to them both 🙂

Sean on

This is great news! 🙂 When I’d saw Tiffani as “Kelly” on an episode of “Saved by the Bell” caring for her infant brother, I said to myself, “She’s gonna be a great mom; you can’t fake that.” 🙂

Congrats to the happy couple! 🙂

Maddy on

Oooo this is so exciting!!! 😀 Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see the baby/hear the name!! Yay!

Baby Carriers on

So great! Congrats to the happy family-to-be!

Baby Carriers Backpacks on

Congrats Tiffani and Brady. I hope you enjoy parenthood.

Marissa on

YAY! FINALLY! I am soooooooo excited for this beautiul couple!

Tina on


Alexis on

Aww, congrats to them. They’re such a cute couple.

robinepowell on

Congratulations to them both. I remember reading an interview, where she had planned for kids in the future. I guess those went out the window now, lol! 😛

Brandi on

I sort of got the feeling from their statement that they have been trying for a while without success. Now I feel a little bit bad about those interviews where people asked when she was having a baby and she was probably trying the whole time. Congratulations to Tiffani and Brady!

Bancie1031 on

AWWWW the first thing I said when I seen this post is a loud gasp then YAY she’s finally pregnant!!!!! Congratulations to Tiffani and Brady!!!! I can’t wait to see this baby and to find out his or her name. Bet this is going to be a beautiful baby!

Laura on

Love Kelly Kapowski….hopes she ames him Zack!

Ella on

Congrats to them! Loved her as Valerie Malone.

Does anyone know if she and Jennie Garth are still friends? I know they used to be really close, but I thought I read somewhere they had a falling out.

Mary-Helen on

Congrats to them!

I too figured they had been trying for a long time without success from her interviews and it sounds like they are so delighted!

Charity on

How nice for them! I wonder if they’ll write it into WHITE COLLAR. Neil can steal a nice gift for the baby…

Jill on

Congrats! Funny how when she get a TV show then she gets pregnant. If I where her I would not take any chances. I hope she is very careful.

CelebBabyLover on

Jill- I don’t know that much about her show, but from what I can gather, it’s not the type of show with a lot of stunts and things like that. Therefore, I’m sure Tiffani will be fine. 🙂

LB on

YAY!!!! Love her, always have. This is great news and I am so happy for them! Congrats to them, and might I add, that will be one gorgeous baby:)

Jayne T on

Aww, congrats to them. They’re such a cute couple i hope they go far in parenthood.

Shannon on

Oh that is so wonderful. I had kind of gotten the vibe from her interviews lately that she was hoping to have a baby soo, so how exciting for them!!! Many congrats and happy pregnancy vibes!

scooby on

Oh excellent been waiting for her to have a baby for a long time now,

gianna on

I loved her on saved by the bell and 90210 and met her when I was 13, she was so sweet. I hope the baby looks like her, she was a gorgeous child, she used to model. I hope the baby is born on my birthday in may lol. I think she will have a girl just a feeling.

Brooklyn on

Aww! Congrats to them!

Terri on

Wasn’t there a recent article saying that she wasn’t ready to get pregnant just yet? Congratulations to the happy couple!

Bancie1031 on

Terri – No I don’t think so ….. I’ve heard that she’s been wanting a child for a while now …..

Summer on

Congrats to Tiffani and Brady!!! I’m such a fan of her!! The baby is going to be so cute!!

shalay on

Terri is right. A few months ago CBB featured a story on Tiffani where she talked about promoting her new TV show and said that now isn’t the best time to have a baby. She got blasted by a lot of commentors who said that she’s already in her mid-30’s and must be naive or ignorant to think she’ll easily get pregnant for very long. I think it’s obvious that she and Brady have been trying to conceive for quite some time, and it must have been tough answering the same, “When are you going to have a baby?” question repeatedly. It should prove to all of us that things aren’t always as they seem.

Marcia5519 on

I am so glad to see that Tiffani is finally pregnant. I had been wondering if she would ever have any kids. I am glad for her as I have always liked her from BH 90210 & several movies. Congrats to Tiffani & Brady.

chubbs101743 on

OMG I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOOOVEEE TIFFANI!!!!!!!! i wonder if they will incorporate it into white collar…… that would make it even better!!!!! they will make wonderful parents

Melanie on

OMG, SO excited for her!! Kelly Kapowski is all grown up now, lol.. I’m loving her new show too (White Collar), its amazing and i’m just so happy that shes back on TV every week!