Keri Russell Expecting Second Child

07/07/2011 at 11:00 AM ET
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Keri Russell is expanding her family.

The actress, 35, and husband Shane Dearyย are expecting their second child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The new addition will join the couple’s son River, 4.

Russell, who most recently starred in Running Wilde, says she enjoys the balance between work and home that acting offers.

“I get to work really hard for three months but then I get to be home for four months where I get to put him to bed every night,” she explains.

“I like getting to be in the adult world a little bit and then getting to be in the mom world and cook dinners. And for me that balance is what makes it nice.”

— Reporting by Julie Jordan

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Erika on

Congrats to her and her family! I hope it’s a girl ๐Ÿ™‚

harley on

Yes!!! So excited for them!

Paula on

Cue the deluge of, OMG, I HOPE IT’S A GIRL!!!

Can’t we just hope for a healthy baby, instead of hoping for a girl for her?

raleigh on

She’s so pretty! I wish her and her family the best!

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! Can’t wait to hear this baby’s name.

And LOL, who’s next in this baby boom?

Tess on

This was breaking news yesterday when I read it on

Anyway, congrats to her.

Maggie on

I saw rumors from Star magazine yesterday but obviously it’s just been confirmed. I don’t trust a lot of the other magazines until they have it from the rep anyway.

Congrats to Keri, had no idea River was already 4. How time flies.

Tee on

I was hoping they would have another child at some point! Congratulations!

Jillian on

Yah! I hope for a healthy baby and if they want a boy, they get a boy! And if they want a girl, they get a girl! That’s what I hope for!

krewcat on

How awesome for her! Her son and my son were born a few days apart. I have a twinge of jealousy she is having another and Im not..but its good my son was my 4th child.

Blessings to her!

soph on

Love Keri, and her son’s name, so looking forward to hearing what she names #2 ๐Ÿ™‚

Poppy on

@Krewcat – good to hear you are not having more kids – 4 is more than enough – do not overpopulate our earth – we do not need more children. Big families are not cool, adopt kids rather

Jillian on

Krewcat can have as many children as she likes, whether she wants to have them biologically or adopt!! Nothing wrong with big families. They are not for me, but they are fun, as long as they are loved and taken care of!

Jennie on

So happy for Keri. It’s so funny, I just saw ‘Waitress’ on Saturday. Great movie and she’s Pregnant in it.

crystal on

congrats keri i love your movies your a great actress i hope its a girl….i miss watching malibu shores loved that show wish they would show repeats….cant wait till the babies born so we can all see the baby pics… all that matters is that he or she be healthy

stacey mc on

OMG, POPPY-what a horrible thing to say. I’m sure everyone on here can only hope YOU don’t have any children because how unfortunate YOUR child would be with your ignorance.

krewcat on

Poppy, did your parents not show you enough love as a child?

Were you dropped on your head?

I mean, is there a reason why you are rude to me??

You do not know me. There is nothing in my message saying that my children were not adopted. Only that my youngest is my biological. It doesnt matter if they were adopted or biological, they are MY children. In your mind I guess its ok if the first 3 were adopted and the last biological? Or should I have just adopted 4, that would have been ok with you? How sad that you assumed and in the process made an a$$ of yourself..:)

Fab on

SMDH@ Poppy!!!!!! Such an ignorant thing to say!!!!!! Congrats to Keri and her family!

Jules on

Poppy, you are EXACTLY RIGHT!!! Do any of you realize the catastrophies the earth is facing because of overpopulation? Do the research…

Marla on

Yay… congrats to them!

Do you people seriously have nothing better to do than argue over the internet…? LOL