Baby on the Way for David Schwimmer!

12/22/2010 at 03:35 PM ET
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David Schwimmer has big news: he’s going to be a dad!

The actor and wife Zoe Buckman, who secretly wed in June, will be first-time parents, his rep confirms to PEOPLE, who adds that the two “couldn’t be more thrilled.”

Buckman, a photographer, and Schwimmer, 44, met in London in 2007, and announced their engagement in March 2010.

Speaking to PEOPLE in 2006 about his desire to start a family, the former Friends star said he was eager to be a dad – in due time.

“I think it’s gonna have to wait until I settle down and have a family,” he said at the time. “It will happen when it feels right. Maybe part of me is waiting for myself to slow down a little and be ready to stay put. I’m confident it’s gonna happen.”

— Elizabeth Leonard

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Demetria on

That’s awesome! Congrats!

klutzy_girl on

Yay, congratulations! I’m so excited for them!

And is it weird that I wondered the other day if they were going to have a baby? I figured we’d have an announcement soon!

Nancy on

Good for him!! Now, who is left to have a child. Jennifer and Matthew.

sandrah on

So happy for them! They’re such a cute couple! I’ve always really liked David on “Friends” and am hoping to see him here on this site once in a while 🙂

KylieMarie on

Awww yay for them!

Sage on

YAY! I am such a Big Friends fan and I am so excited for David. I have met him and he has always been so sweet!

tink1217 on

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE David!!!! What awesome news!!!

Holiday on

Congrats to him!

Mira on

His wife looks like Phoebe. How funny is that?


Lola on

Mira: Have you ever seen “Phoebe”..?? Lol, his wife looks NOTHING like her! You so silly….

Congrats to David and his wife!

Corrie on

Holy smokes, Mira, she DOES look like Phoebe! Funny!

Congratulations to them!

CelebBabyLover on

Congrats to them? I wonder when she’s due?

Jill on

Mira, for once, I totally agree with you!! Wow, they look soooooo much alike.

Brookie on

Friends is my all time favorite show! I love getting updates on them. I still can’t look at him though and think, “Hey, that’s David Schwimmer!”…I say “Awww, it’s Ross!” 🙂 Congrats to them. I can see him being an AMAZING father!!

Deia on

Why is it that all these people get “secretly got married” and then suddenly got pregnant….? Why lie (if they did) in these liberated times? No one judges that anymore. That said, I wish happiness for all forever.

Sarah on

Deia, they didn’t suddenly got pregnant; they have been married for six months! Some people just want a quiet wedding, so they do it secretly so they arent hounded by the press.

Congratulations to David and Zoe!

Bancie1031 on

Congratulations to David and Zoe!!!

jill on

Well Sarah, they were married 6 months ago…..and we don’t know when she is having the baby. Maybe she is due this month, which could be why they rushed and secretly wed…… Or maybe, not.

klutzy_girl on

I heard that Zoe is around four or five months, so it doesn’t seem like a shotgun wedding to me.

And who cares if it would have been?

Jill on

No one said they care…….just discussing, which is the point

lol on

I loved him as ross!!! i know that friends portrayed him as kind of a geek, but in life he is ripped and hot!!!!

Mona mahari on

They are sucha a cute coule.I really like David on “Friends”……..

Rye on

Wow, I must be blind. I do NOT see a resemblance in any way between his wife and Lisa Kudrow’s Phoebe. None whatsoever! Shocked that people think that!

I’m guessing a boy for them.

Mariana on

Wow, I must be blind. I do NOT see a resemblance in any way between his wife and Lisa Kudrow’s Phoebe. None whatsoever! Shocked that people think that! [2]

I’m guessing a girl!
I absolutely adore David Schwimmer and anything related to Friends!
Congratulats to them!