Tina Fey Will ‘Wait Until Prom’ to Learn Baby’s Sex

04/19/2011 at 04:00 PM ET
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To say Tina Fey is in no rush to learn the sex of her second baby is an understatement.

The Bossypants author and 30 Rock star, 40, who recently announced her pregnancy, says that she and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, have decided to wait to discover their expected child’s gender. For 17 years.

“We’re going to find out … never,” Fey told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“Not even after it’s born?” asked the host.

“I’m just going to see what it chooses to wear to prom,” kidded Fey.

The multiple Emmy-winner, who is already mom to daughter Alice, 5½, also called her second pregnancy “easy.”

“Because now I’m oldie, [an] ‘olderson,'” Fey tells DeGeneres. “I have what they call ‘advanced maternal age.’ They look at me like I’m just going to explode. They treat me very gingerly.”

— Sarah Durham Wilson

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Emily on

For some reason, I just never have been a fan of hers, but I LOVE her attitude!

B on

This is a remark on the fact that the gender of a baby and the sex of a baby are not the same thing, which is frequently overlooked by most people.

Anjelika on

Lol. She’s so freakin funny. I like her.

Jennifer on

She is so hilarious! I wish her and family the best!

TM on

She is so awesome!

Jillian on

SHe is so funny!! Great interview on Ellen!

Cortney on

This makes sense in a weird way for me cause it wasnt until my brother was 17 that he decided to start wearing dresses and no one saw it coming! Great job in planning ahead, Tina!

Nella on

Hahaha Tina is hilarious! Love her!

JM on

i love her attitude. it’s important to distinguish between sex and gender and let children know that however and whoever they turn out to be is fine and you will love them.

Rose on

Love her, she knows the sex she said as much on Letterman the other night.

Jillian on

Good catch Rose. So she knows what she is having. Obviously the people who did the article missed that one!

J.J. on

LOL she’s so funny….I’m thinking and feeling it’s another girl..but a little boy would be great too!

Rose on

The impression she gave, was that it was another girl 😉

Jillian on

Where Rose? Never heard that!