Emily Deschanel Expecting First Child

03/31/2011 at 03:15 PM ET
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A Bones baby is on the way.

Emily Deschanel and husband David Hornsby are expecting their first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The actress, 34, and Hornsby, a writer/actor best known for his role asΒ RicketyΒ Cricket on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, met through friends and began dating in 2007.

They were married in an intimate ceremony in L.A. last September.

The actress is due later this year.

— Julie Jordan

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Alli on

Congrats to them!

I think she looks like Brooke Shields in this picture.

Janine on

I wonder if they’ll work it into Bones, or if they’ll be hiding her belly!

Sally on

Congratulations! So happy for her. Gotta a feeling Poppy Montgomery will be next…

Julia A on

Congrats! I also wonder if the pregnancy will be written into the show.

Marcia on

@Sally, Poppy Montgomery already has had her first child a couple or so years ago.

Sandra on

Oh my! I was actually thinking of her being pregnant just yesterday. How weird.

Congrats πŸ™‚

mypiecesandbits on

Allie- Thats exactly what I was thinking. I thought “wow she looks like a combo of Brooke Shields and Keri Russell”. Congrats to them!

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to her! I called it a few weeks ago, but wasn’t completely sure.

Wonder what this means for Bones. Maybe this will push Booth/Brennan together.

amy on

congrats can’t wait to see this baby and i’m hoping for a booth and brennan baby too yay

erin on

OMG! I am sooooo happy for them. I dont think I was there happy when my aunt was pregnant. XD Congrats Emily!

Maddie on

@ Marcia, maybe Sally meant Poppy will announce she’s expecting baby number 2? That would be fab, i just love Poppy πŸ™‚ Congrats to Emily and David! Not a fan of Emily’s character on Bones, i find her very hard work (but Emily herself seems lovely!). Have always loved Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, its such a great show. Little Axel will have a playmate on set maybe? 2011 is shaping up to be a very happy, joyful year for so many!

Sadie on

Rickety Cricket is having a baby! Congrats to them!

Sally on

@ Marcia & Maddie, Yes, I meant baby number 2! πŸ™‚

Alex on

I’m so pleasantly surprised! Congrats! She’s always been “Bones” to me, so even though I doubt it will happen, I think it’ll be hilarious if they write it in. As long as its Booth’s baby. πŸ˜‰

b&bforever on

congrats emily and david

Selene on

I saw on Zooey’s twitter, I do hope her and Ben will have a baby one day. But until then I guess they will be the coolest Aunt and Uncle.

Toya L. on

Awwww Congratulations to David and Emily.

Devon on

Bones did say she wanted a baby a couple seasons ago…you never know. I really doubt it since Angela and Jack are having a baby and I don’t see the show going baby crazy.

Congrats to Emily and her husband! Bones is one of my favourite shows!!!

Tara on

Congratulations to them, it will surely be a beautiful baby! I do hope that they don’t write it into the show though, as much as I would love love love the writers to finally get Bones & Booth together I think a baby would just be forcing it and would be a “jump the shark” moment for the show. But regardless, I love this actress and am very happy for her and her husband πŸ˜€

Jamie on

Congrats to her! Emily will make a wonderful mom. πŸ™‚

Cee on

Love her! Congrats to them!

Melissa on

Congrats! I love her! I hope they do write it into Bones, there is a rumor Bones and Booth hook up in the season finale, so that would be great πŸ™‚

Taylor on

Aww congratulations Emily and David! Bones is one of my favorite shows, and I hope they write it in! Otherwise I hope they do a good job covering it up! (:

tyler on

I couldn’t be happier for her! She will be a fabulous mom and I’m sure that baby is going to be sooooooo cute πŸ˜€ If they did write this into the show, I would probably scream so loud! That would be amazing! I bet Hart Hanson’s wheels are turning in his head about what to do πŸ™‚

Sarah M. on

Marcia & Sally – That’s funny! I love Poppy and have been wondering lately if they’d have another.

I thought I had heard that Emily was expecting a while back. I guess it was someone else. Congrats to them!

Sinya on

Wow!! Is this a BABY-BOOM or what??

Congrats!!! πŸ™‚

Vanessa on

Didn’t even know she was married! Congrats on the impending arrival…and I too wonder if it will be written into Bones. As much as I’d love Booth and Bones to hook up, I doubt it will happen. I think it’ll ruin the show if they do. Plus with ‘Angela’ having a baby, I doubt they’ll have another pregnancy so soon after.

Jo on

Congrats to Emily and David! I love her ! She’s gonna be a greaaaaaat mom!

Lyl on

I’m so happy for them! πŸ™‚ yay!

Olivia on

Yay! I love her and I love Bones.

EL on

Hooray! This is so exciting!!! πŸ™‚

Alice on

Bones is my favourite show! I’m so happy for Emily, she will be amazing!!

Mel on

Bones got boned!