Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. Expecting Second Child

04/26/2012 at 08:30 PM ET
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Sarah Michelle Gellar is going to be a mom again.

The Ringer actress, 35, and husband Freddie Prinze Jr., 36, are expecting their second child, PEOPLE confirms.

“She and Freddie are thrilled,” a source close to Gellar tells PEOPLE.

“They love their little girl more than anything in the world and know that love will only multiply. She is such a fantastic mom; it is just great news.”

The couple are already parents to 2½-year-old daughter Charlotte Grace, who was born in September 2009.

The couple, who got married in 2002, said they were glad they waited seven years to become parents.

“You need to be at a point in your life where you can give up anything and everything for a child,” Gellar said after Charlotte’s birth. “Every day I look at her and I am in awe.”

At the time Gellar was focused on first-time motherhood, but even then she was thinking ahead.

“The minute you have a baby, everyone asks, ‘When are you going to have another one?,’ ” she said then.

Now she finally has the answer.

— Marla Lehner

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Anonymous on

I love her!!!

Valxoxo on

happy for them!! they seem like a very sweet family!

Katie on

That’s so true! I love that she said “you need to be at a point in your life when you can give up anything and everything for a child.” I’m 27, and I had my first child at 21 and my second at 25. I’m at the age where my husband and I are working constantly to make sure we can give our children the life they deserve and we’re both still in college. I wish every day I had waited until I was a little older to have kids. I wish I could be a stay at home mom, but money doesn’t allow it. Whenever I talk to younger women about having kids, I tell them to wait until they’re a little older!

Kat on

Aww! Congrats Sarah and Freddie!

cooldude on

Good for her.

newjerseycloset on

love smg! so happy for her 🙂

klutzy_girl on

Yay! I’m so happy for them. Congratulations!

And I love that she and Aly are having babies around the same time again.

Lisa on

Wow! There are so many celebrities that are pregnant: Jessica Simpson, Alyson Hannigan, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kourtney Kardashian, Uma Thurman, Tori Spelling, Vanessa Lachey, Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, just to name a few!

Kara on

Congrats. I love this couple and their daughter.

Katie, you seem very mature and have a good head on your shoulders. Good for you!

Anonymous on

love her in Ringer and her movies

Paige on

Yay! Excited to hear this news. Love this couple and their little girl is adorable.

Congratulations to Freddie, Sarah Michelle, and Charlotte! 🙂

EDM on

Katie, and SMG…I completely agree it’s nice to wait until you can spend as much time as you want with your kids! I’m 32, and thrilled I can stay at home with mine, but I’m sure there are advantages to knocking them out a little earlier, too 🙂

librababe on

i knew it…i saw a pic of her recently, and i was like hmm! congrats! :]

Sarah on

I’m so happy for them. I have long been a fan of Sarah. And she and Freddie seem to have their stuff figured out. What a great family.
Congrats guys! Best wishes for a happy and healthy baby!

Tee on

Ach, what exciting news! I’m so happy for them!

crissy000 on

Happy for you two….Congrats!!

Shawna on

Congrats to them! It will be wonderful for their little girl to have a little brother or sister. They seem to be a couple who will really stand the test of time.

Anonymous on

Awww congrats, I love them as a couple

Rachel on

I was wondering which celebrities would be pregnant along with me. SMG and Tamera Mowrey, cool. I watched both Buffy and Sister Sister growing up so this will be so exciting. Congrats to both ladies.

lauren on

They are one of my favorite couples! CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM! :]

acorr on

Can’t say I’m surprised. Recent photo’s have been leaning towards her with child. Congratulations to the family, a new baby is just such a blessing, have fun!

Sierra on

Good for them! I think that they were so very smart to wait 7 years before having a child. They had time to enjoy each other and plan before bringing kids into the picture. A lot of couples could follow their lead and not just have kids before they are ready. Congrats to all three of them!

Holly on

LOVE IT! Alyson Hannigan & Sarah Michelle Gellar both gave birth to their daughters just months before I had MY daughter. Now I’m just a month away from having my Twin Boys, Alyson is due shortly after and SMG is only a few months behind!

Doreen on

Yes!! Woohoo!!

Mia on

2012 is the new baby boom from 2008 + then 2006.

Mia on

Congrats to them too!

Maryanne on

I really like her. And the little girl is a sweetie.

Jen on

Congratulations to them! That is very happy news for them! 🙂

As far as waiting, I guess I’m on the other end of the spectrum. I’m 36 and just had my first baby six months ago after 15 years of marriage. Although I don’t regret the time my husband and I spend alone, we both do kinda wish we had started earlier in regards to having children. Youth just has its advantages in some regards, energy being a major one.

Lindsay on

I always thought these 2 made a cute couple. Turns out my daughter, born in 2007, has the same name as theirs – Charlotte Grace! So of course I love it, I was surprised I never knew they were the same!

kjc on

My husband and I were married almost 5 years when my son was born, not because we wanted to wait that long but because I suffered numerous miscarriages before finally holding a pregnancy. While I wish I hadn’t had to go through so much pain, it gave us an opportunity to travel, do some major renovations to our home, and just have fun doing whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. I was ready before, but am also thankful for the time we had before baby. Waiting is probably a good idea for lots of people, but obviously not everyone.

AllisonJ on

Congrats to them! Great news! Their daughter Charlotte is just adorable.

Leslee on


All is not lost, some really advocate that being home when the kids are little is precious time but also when your kids are getting older and REALLY need your input and supervision can be time well spent taking a break from the rat race. Some parents can work less hours, or take a break altogether, and focus their energies on their kids as teens.

S on

Where has that guy been? Did he lose his hair or something? Never see him in movies or even paparazzi photos.

anonymous on

Congratulations! They are a great couple.

jean on


siggiesis on

I love Ringer. They weren’t hiding it that much on the show though, I did a couple of double takes, as I had to figure out which character she was playing because they both looked pregnant. Enough of that though, congrats in real life!

ms fabulous805 on

super happy for them— i love them as a couple, they actually seem as if they will make it in the long run… congrats on your second baby!!! im 1/2 way done baking my 1st!!!
best of luck!!

Heather Lynn on

Aww congrats to them! I can’t wait to hear the baby’s name because I love Charlotte Grace! The 2012 celeb baby boom continues…

Sophia on

I’ve been a big fan of hers and Freddie Prinze Jr since Buffy years. Congrats to both!!!

Buffy Fan on

They are such attractive people, they’re kids will no doubt be as pretty as they are 🙂

Cinder Lou on

Congrats to Sarah and Freddie! I have loved Sarah ever since All My Children and Buffy. Best wishes to a beautiful growing family!

MB on

YAY!! I think they are one of the cutest couple:)Congrats!!
kjc, My parents waited 8 years until they had my older sister, but it was also because my mom had at least two miscarriages before she finally had my sister, and she also had another one before I was born, but like you said it gave them time to do a lot of stuff like travel before they really settled down.

Holiday on

Congrats to them! Their daughter is adorable too! I have been a stay at home mom for 6 years. I had kids young 22 with my son and 26 with my daughter. We had been married 4 months when I got pregnant (planned baby) and its been great, couldnt imagine having kids older. Then again we were lucky enough to own a house at 22 and both went to college so our situation is not like most 21/22 year olds.

kate on

yay, congrats!!! oh omg…ringer?!???!!?!??! oh well, bridget…hope she will be with andrew 😀 and have a baby 🙂

Fallon on

They are such a normal couple. How refreshing!!!

ase on

congrats to both of them, but is this really a surprise? she’s looked pregnant on ringer since the middle of the season (I know one of the twins was supposed to be pregnant, but when the other one looked like it too the jig was up!)

LaLa on

My gut has been right once again! I was just saying to myself a day or two ago that I think we wil be hearing soon that they would be having a second child. Wow can’t believe that I am right! Congratulations!!!:)

Lisa on

There was a picture of her a couple days ago walking with her daughter and I thought I spotted a little baby belly! Congrats to her and her family! She and her husband seem somewhat “normal” and I like that they stay out of the spotlight.

Mark on

I was born the same year as Freddie Prinze, Sr., and I was stationed at Ramstein Air Base in 1977 when I heard that he had taken his own life. While it’s sad that he didn’t live to watch his son grow up and reach a popularity that actually exceeded his own, I’m sure Freddie Sr. is looking down with all the pride a Father (and Grandfather) can have in a son and daughter-in-law. I hope this would serve to give pause to anyone else thinking that suicide is a better path. It isn’t.

Marky on

I think this couple is really cute, and seem like they really have their lives together! Love both of them in the various shows I’ve seen them in; has anyone seen Freddie in Psych? He should be on more often; so funny!! They are both seemingly as “normal” as any celebs could ever be. So happy for them and their whole family!

Anonymous on

S- From what I understand, Freddie is simply a very private person (so is Sarah Michelle. They didn’t even ever confirm their first pregnancy!).

That being said…This announcement actually makes me chuckle. Why? Because a few days ago, I saw a picture of SMG, noticed that she seemed to have a bit of a belly, and because she’s one of those celebs that everyone seems to think is pregnant every five seconds, jokingly thought, “Gee, maybe she’s pregnant for the ten millionth time!” And here it turns out that she’s pregnant for real! I guess the joke’s on me! 🙂

In all seriousness, congrats to them!

Ashley on

The worst part is not that she is older having a child and the high risk of genetic defects it could have. I would be extremely concerned with the enormous crooked hook nose it could inherit from its mother! Goodness, that thing makes me shiver each time I look at her face! Could you imagine her without all that professional make-up?

Sandra on

I am so excited for you Sarah Michelle and Freddie 🙂 Children are such an amazing blessing. CONGRATS!!

Julianna on

Congratulations to Sarah Michelle, Freddie and little Charlotte.

Mary on

I disagree with Katie. I had my first baby at 23, second at 25, and last at 27. With just at 18 months between each child I’m glad I’m done before my 30’s. I’m a stay at home mom, not because we can afford it but because we couldn’t afford the child care. There was no point in me working outside the home and having other people raise our children when almost 100% of my pay-check would go toward childcare. Either way we were going to lose that income. So we chose for me to stay home, and it was the best decision ever. Being home with them and being “mommy” ALL the time is the hardest thing I’ve done, but I don’t regret it.

Anna on

I saw this picture of her and Charlotte the other week and my first thought was: She must be expecting!
Congrats to them. I admire this couple because they really seems to be so normal (I mean the Hollywood life seems most of the time to be crazy- sort of) and that they really is a private couple in this crazy world of fame.

queenofhearts on

Congratulations Freddie, Sarah Michelle & Charlotte!!

Love them, Love the name Charlotte!!

I wonder if they’ll have a girl or boy?! Either way, they make gorgeous babies!!

Ashley on

Congratulations, great news!!! She is so pretty 🙂

Momof2 on

“Katie” and “kjc”… I applaud your honesty in telling your stories. It is refreshing to see women posting real, positive things without being bashed for once on this forum. Katie, you are to be commended for having a good head on your shoulders and putting yourself through school while working with two littles! It’s hard work! And kjc, sorry to hear about your miscarriages but it’s nice to see you were able to look at the good in things regardless. Go girls!

Leslie Kuretzky on

Great to hear. All the best to them 🙂

Abbie on

So happy for them! Love this couple!!!

penelopi Kokkinias on

congrats she is true to herself and waited for the right time in her life. You cannot rush into this, big stage in your life you have to be ready.

Tam on

I’m going to be 28 years old this summer. My husband and I have been married for two years. We always tell people that we can’t afford a baby right now, and they always say we’ll never have enough money LOL. I always wanted to have at least one child by the time I hit 30 years old. My husband is supposed to finish graduate school next year and I don’t know if we should wait until after he’s found a job or do it beforehand. These thoughts run through my mind everyday and it’s frustrating not knowing how our lives will be in the next few years. This is a hard part of marriage, trying to figure out when to have a baby!

Mom Of Twins on

I had my kids when I was older, not because I waited until then. I suffered 2 miscarriages, now I wish I could have had them when I was younger. But thinking back, I think having them older was better for all of us.

carolinablue on

I love her! People should have looked at her for Most Beautiful.She is one of those people that is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.I have a friend who knows her and said she is truly a down to earth person and takes motherhood very seriously.I like the fact that she got married first and then had children.Congradulations!!

Shannon on

I knew it! 🙂

yamama on

Mary, you are an idiot. Just because you have help with child care doens’t mean other people are raising your children. If you enjoy staying home and only being known as “mommy”, then good for you. Some of us have other goals and can balance a career and kids.

Tammy on

I hope this couple lasts forever. They obviously are very smart and love each other. Congrats to them!

Lisa B on

THIS is how it should be done! Get engaged, get married, get stable, THEN bring babies into the picture. I get so tired of seeing these celeb couples that date, he knocks her up, they get engaged, some one cheats or get drugged up, they break up, and then call each other profane names over voicemail, THEN they get married just in time for the baby to need therapy because of it all!

It’s nice to see good role models like this in the midst of all the other messes. Congrats to Sarah and Freddie on your growing family and may God continue to bless you all. 🙂

Julesy on

Good for them! I was just wondering the other day how old their little girl was and I see from the article that she’s 2. They seem to make great parents.

Jess on

mary isn’t an idiot yamama…that’s just how she feels. no need to bash her just because she sees things differently than you. I have been a stay at home mom since my first one was born in 2007. Just had my third one this year. I love being a stay at home mom. I’m glad that I have finished having kids before I turned 30. My hubby is 8 years older than me so I think he’s glad that we have had our kids and now can just enjoy them growing up.

Congrats to Sarah and Freddie. Best of luck to both of them and all the other moms that are having babies or have kids. Being a mom rocks whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom.

canada girl on

The last few episodes of Ringer I said many times that she was pregnant as she stopped wearing slim fitting clothes and wore items like sweater etc to cover up her belly, when she was playing Bridget and then for Siobhan they most likely just used padding!
Congrats to Sarah and Freddie and Charlotte!

Ladyfoxx on

How Wonderful!!

karla on

Hollywood should take notice of this couple. They are truly an inspiration in or out of the spotlight.

angel on

Good for you, yamama. Nice to know that you don’t consider staying home and raising your own children a worthwhile goal. I am a stay at home mom, of three children, and had a career BEFORE I got pregnant and will return to my career AFTER my children are all in school. Just because you have more important things to do than take care of your own family, don’t call someone who does an idiot. And yes, when you are working around the clock, other people ARE helping you raise your children. Be grateful and acknowledge this fact. Anyhow, congrats to Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr on their newest addition!

Ciera on

Congrats to this beautiful family!

I too, like a few other posters had my babies very young. I was 20 and 23 when I had my son and daughter, and my husband and I both work full time, I am going to school full time and it’s hectic and chaotic. Do I wish I had been able to finish school before having babies? Sure. But do I regret having them or would I change a thing about the the circumstances they were brought into? NO!I am so blessed! Really, there is not a right or wrong time to have babies. When you are blessed with one you should just do the best you can with what you’ve got and make sure you put your babies first. No matter what age, or what circumstance, working mom or stay at home mom, we’re all trying to raise healthy and happy babies, so why bash each other for our different parenting styles?

Vanessa on

Aw…that’s terrific news! Congratulations to Sarah and Freddie!! Love those guys! 🙂

CCP on

Is there some kind of celebrity baby boom or something?

jaci on

im just happy they chose a normal name for their daughter….it seems like the peeps who have their heads on straight dont pick names like….well,dont wanna name names (haha) but you know who they are….
hope they continue to be a happy well adjusted family.

Mom Of Twins on

What has Freddie been? Is he directing more than acting? I’s sure his dad would have been proud of him.

Brandi on

Proof that not all celebrities are self-absorbed, rack up multiple marriages or need drama in their life on a daily basis. Perhaps Freddie’s dad’s sad drug-related death at an early age was an example of what NOT to do. They are a great looking couple, obviously love and respect one another (some stars are clueless as to what respect even means) and adore their daughter. The new baby is already blessed. Congratulations!

haley alverson on

she played in the horror movie the ring not the comedy the ringer.

Brandi on

Proof that not all celebrities are self-centered, need drama in their daily lives or have to rack up multiple affairs, marriages and kids from various relationships. Also proof that not all celebrities need to name their kids after fruits or vegetables or inanimate objects-how refreshing that their daughter has a normal name she’ll actually won’t be embarrassed by during her teen years or later in life (visualize a 60 year old known as “Echo” or “Rainbow”). They are a lovely couple and obviously have love and respect for one another (one wonders how many celebrities out there even know the meaning of respect). Congrats!

Ashley on

What a gamble to go for a second child considering she is risking not only passing on genetic defects at her older age, but especially the chance of that horrid crooked hooked huge nose! Oh my! Cute daughter, got lucky, would not change it again 🙂

Jen on


Good for you that you made a choice that you feel good about and that you feel is best for *your* family and *your* kids.

I AM raising my children, I am not paying someone else to do it for me. Do what you feel is best for your kids and family and I will do the same, but please, keep the judgement to yourself.

Tina on

Congrats to them both. I’ve always liked her, ever since All My Children. And Freddie, well he’s just a cutie.

Sharon on

I love that a hollywood couple actually got married first.. took the time to make a life together and a home then brought children into a house full of love.. That seems so rare these days.. good for them..They have the right recipe..

Julie on

First of all congrats to Sarah and Freddie!! I hope they have a healthy, happy pregnancy.

That being said, I am so sick and tired of the stay at home mom versus working mom debate. WTH is wrong with you women?!! Can’t you just support one another as women and mothers and not judge one another?! I am a 36 year old working mom of 2. My daughter is 4 and in private school, an education we could not afford if I did not work outside the home. My 3 month old is in daycare and I feel ZERO guilt over that nor do I feel that someone else is raising my children! Women are so ridiculous with this debate and I am tired of it. Do what works for you and anyone that has an opinion about the choices you make for your life and family, I’d tell them to pucker up!

Julie on

PS…Ashley I think that’s quite enough. It’s absolutely ridiculous that you have nothing better to do than insult this woman’s looks and unless you have a medical degree I’d say you need to keep your mouth shut about any woman’s chances of having a baby with genetic defects. You just sound ignorant!

Kerri on

I knew it! You could totally tell they were trying to hide it by the time the season ended on Ringer. I’m so happy for them. I wish her all the best of luck and hope her show Ringer stays on the air for another season, LOVE SMG!

sharon on

They are a stable couple , good for them for waiting the 7 yrs to make sure they had a strong foundation in their marriage! Kudos to them for that!!!!

So refreshing to see a hollywood couple that is totally committed to their marriage and family….

Congrats on the new bundle of joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amy on

I’m so happy for this beautiful couple! They are the type of Hollywood couple that people should look up too, if you look up to anyone in Hollywood. Their daughter is beautiful too! Congratulations!

LOL! on

@Katie … I remember my friend having her first at 21, they struggled financially but it took nothing away from their being great and loving parents. Now their kids both have great careers and my friend is only 46 … secure financially, loving life and looking forward to helping out with grandchildren. Good luck!

Anonymous on

Haley…she is on the tv show ringer on the cw…

Misty on

LOVE them!!!

beachymomma on

I think that they make a great couple and congrats to them on their new addition. I met my husband when I was 19, we bought our first townhouse a year later, and married the year after that. We both decided to get established in our careers, build a bigger house when we were 23/24, and wait til we were financially secure for me to stay at home. I had my first child at 28 and second at 32 yrs old. Sure sometimes it stinks to think that we could be so far into the parenting game by now, but I also know that we would have never have had this life had we done it earlier. So for us, this was the perfect option.

Anonymous on

Love her! So happy for them!

Gabi on

Does that mean her show is over? Cause is horrible. And I kinda like her. Anyway, congrats for both.

twinhappy on

Congrats to them!!!!!

susan Acen on

Big thanks

KrystinP on

I’m a big fan of Sarah’s… she is a role model for me. So happy for those two… They are such a cute couple!

Carol on

AWESOME,I LOVE her. Sarah and her hubby are so together as far as celebrities go.

Carol on

Sarah is soooo right that waiting to be able to give the child a PROPER upbrining is the way to go. We also waited seven years and I can stay home with my kids and NO daycares or dayhomes. Parents need to raise their OWN children.

Marky on

Sometimes I think it’s sad to see how critical some of you are toward others’ parenting styles! If you and your partner choose the “stay-at-home parent” style of parenting, that is great, and I’m sure you’re going to do the best you can to be a good parent who tries to meet their chid(ren)’s needs. If, for whatever reason, you choose to work, and you find a great nanny or a great daycare situation, as long as your child(ren) know who their parents are, and are thriving, why should that be a problem for others? Some of us have worked very hard to make certain women were able to have choices and feel comfortable with those choices, and here you are–criticizing other women for making a choice different from your own. That is a choice that’s best made by the person doing it; not by your neighbor, your cousin, or especially by a stranger!

I was a stay-at-home mom to 45 children in the time I chose to raise children, and while I think I did a great job, and provided the best home possible to bio children, adopted children, and foster children (some as short a time as 12 hours, and some very long-term), I must say that ending up completely giving up my hopes of a career in my field was a very hard decision that I struggle with sometimes even now. No one could have made that decision for me, and many of you need to realize that.

If you are happy , really happy, with the choice you’ve made then what is the need to be hateful to others for choosing differently? That would be like me freaking out on all of you who never chose to foster parent, or to adopt. It’s a great thing to do, but it’s not for everyone. Neither is staying home, and neither is working outside the home. (No such thing as a mother who doesn’t work!) Think about it……

eyempress on

She and Freddie Prinze, Jr. seem to have one of the most solid marriages in Hollywood. Absolutely fantastic! Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

amsjll on

I had my first kid at 22 and have no regrets. But I was married, had a house, the husband had a good job with benefits, we’d known each other for several years already by then, etc. There was no reason to wait. By age 43 I will be an empty-nester and that sounds so exciting- a whole new chapter of my life when I’m still so young. But that is not the same situation everyone else has. There is no RIGHT age to have a child. No one should ever say otherwise. There may be wrong times to have a child, like as a teen or you hear those crazy stories of very old women, but outside the extreme ends of the spectrum, its whatever works for YOU.

anonymous on

congrats yo them both,i totally agree on the waiting i had my first 10 months after my wedding & by 27 had 2 more,i do wish i did wait but i wouldnt trade my 3 boys for anything.

Alisha on

That’s wonderful news for a beautiful, sweet family. Love this couple! Best of luck to them!

C.J. on

Aw! I love you, Buffy! This couple is so sweet…congrats!

Anónima on

Great said Marky!
I wanted to help Mary out a bit, there was no need to call nobody an idiot, but she must have felt really offended by the people who say that having someone being with your kids for a few hours means that THEY are raising your child. Both of my parents worked and I went to kindergarden (is it the same as daycare? I´m from a different country) and had babysitters and I never saw them as nothing else. My mom would wake me up, made me breakfast and lunch and take me to the kindergarden, my nanny took me to the park when I came back and then my dad would meet us there when he finished working to play with me and later at home he would cook dinner(because yes, although nobody seems to notice it dads also have duties) my mother would arrive on time to have dinner and then she would be with me while I took my bath, helping me wash and dry my hair. Then, she would read me or make up stories so I would sleep (yeah, I was that annoying that i never liked to hear a story more than twice lol).
My parents raised me, and they got enough help just so that they could achieve their career goals. I loved my childhood, I loved going to kindergarden and having tons of kids and toys to play with. I´m planning on also being a working mom, and having other goals as well as being a mom doesn´t make your children less important or less loved. I sure feel loved by my parents and I will adore my kids when I have them

oddgirlslife on

I love this couple!!!!!! I thought what Freddie said in response to why they chose the name for their first child was awsome. Congrads to them both 🙂

Niko on

The true definition of true love/marriage. This is a REAL couple. They’ve done every single thing right. No rushing into relationship, no media whoring, out-of-wedlock pregnancies…nothing! Everything is just right. Congrats, Sarah & Freddie.

kimmie on

@haley alverson , you got the wrong actress, that was Naomi Watts in the horror The Ring. Sarah is playing Bridget Kelly / Siobhan Martin on Ringer.

Amanda on

Haley…she’s on a CW show called Ringer. And she wasn’t in The Ring, she was in The Grudge

yamama on

Ok fine maybe idiot was a bit harsh. But well said Anonima. Thank you!!! everyone is different with a different situation. You do whatever works best for your family, period!

Will Telish on

I really hope this couple stays together. It truly is a rarity in Hollywood to see stability and common to see marriage turned into mockery. This is a cute couple and I am sure they will be good parents. Congrats to the Prinze-Gellar team!

dina on

It’s a good thing to wait several years after marriage, so that you and your husband can have that seperate quality time together. Once baby arrives the honeymoon is over and family life begins. I don’t think you can ever be prepared for a child, such as monetary control, but you can control the way you parent and agree that the both of you are ready and willing to take on a very huge responsibility. Good luck. May God bless you with a healthy child. Enjoy your lives to the fullest. 😉

Les on

Congrats to the three of them. I really respect those two, they seem to have a nice “down-to-earth” quality that is missing in Tinseltown.

m on

I think their both great and I wish them all the happiness in the world.

Anonymous on

sickofit- Actually, Ashley is right about the risks of having a child with birth defects (along with other pregnancy complications) increasing. They DO start to increase around SMG’s age. And at the same time, the odds of concieving and of having a succesful pregnancy decrease (older women are more at risk of having a pregnancy end in miscarriage than younger woman). That being said, I DO agree with you on the mean comments about SMG’s looks!

Now, about the other things being talked about here:

I agree with those who have said there’s no right or wrong age to have a baby. I don’t have children, but my parents were in their early 30s before they had kids. That wasn’t by choice, though. They wanted to have kids earlier than that, but male-factor infertility followed by a miscarriage prevented that from happening.

And you know what? I think they actually ended up having kids at just the right time for them. My dad had had a few years to settle into his job, my mom had a few years to pursue her interests without having to worry about getting a baby-sitter or lugging around a stroller and other baby equipment, and together they had a few years to just enjoy being a couple.

As far as the working/staying at home debate…I can see both sides of the issue, and I don’t think either is a bad thing. My mom was a SAHM until my brother and I were in school, then she took on a part-time job. We were fine when she stayed at home and we were fine when started to work.

I also want to point out that sometimes going back to work isn’t a choice for moms. Some people HAVE to work in order to put food on the table (including single parents, who don’t have any other income to relie on), and not all families can get by with just one income.

And finally, a mom chosing to work doesn’t always mean her kids are in daycare or with a nanny. Some kids are watched by a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or other family member…and some are watched by *gasp* their father! Just as women can chose to be stay-at-home moms, men can choose to be stay-at-home dads…and more and more are these days! 🙂

Anonymous on

Lisa B- Trying telling that to Max Bratman, Sean and Jayden Federline, Max and Emme Muniz (Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins), Bronx Wentz, Sam and Charlie Woods (Tiger’s kids), or the numerous other celeb kids whose parents were married when they were born but ended up divorcing…often due to cheating, drugs, or some other “scandal”.

I’m very much for marriage and believe people should be married before having kids, but please, let’s not pretend that marriage is some magic bullet that automatically equals happy families (or likewise, that having unmarried parents automatically means troubles ahead and a miserable life for their kids!)!

naylaa on

OMG so happy to hear the news !!! but not that surprised tho :)))
I’ve been observing Sarah’s growing body esp. her belly since last year actually. She also looked fatter in latest episodes of Ringer.Maybe she was hiding it because Ringer is still running. Then I guess she will reveal it as soon as the season finale has been aired.

and TADAA, my guess was correct 😀

I’m such a big big fan of this family since I was a kid. It reminds me how I followed every news abt Sarah’s 1st pregnancy back in 2009 then she delivers Charlotte, until now Charlotte has become so big <# Time flies. Ah, there's a lot of good things I wanna say about them, you know, got married and took their hollywood marriage private, waiting for 7 years before having one, such a role model for hollywood couple, etc. I LOVE THE PRINZES ! :*

Jennifer on

I hope they have a boy! I wish them many blessings.

Allison on

Every family is different from one another, and that’s what makes us people unique in so many ways.

That said on the issue of working moms vs. stay at home moms:

I respect the choice of some moms who choose to stay home with their children. Props to them and I respect them for that, but what pisses me off is that they tend to insult us working moms as if we are bad mothers!

I am a doctor and I work full time with weekends off. I married young at 22 and my husband and I also waited 7 years before I had my first baby at 30. We both wanted to settle down with our careers, travel a bit and spend time as a couple. Then our first son came along and we couldn’t be anymore thrilled. I took maternity leave for a year before going back to work and like someone mentioned, our son was looked after relatives and close friends who offered. That time I got ridiculed for going back to work by stay at home moms saying that I”m a bad mother for letting other people raise my son and also that my son will not be raised in a good way, might get into drugs alcohol and possibly a high school dropout because mommy is not always there for him..well they are wrong HA! I get time off and that time I spend time with the family. We are very close even though I don’t spend much time with my son as I would if I stayed home, but it doesn’t matter how much time, it’s based on the quality that time is spent and every time I spent with my oldest son is very special. Now he’s 21 and is doing exceptionally well in college and is planning to do business. Speaking of that I have 3 other children. After my son, I had my daughter at 34, and my daughter is now a junior in high school getting exceptional grades and making the honor roll every time. She wants to become a doctor like her mother 🙂 Doesn’t sound like a high school drop out to me. And then I had twins (boy + girl) at 41 and they both are just like my daughter, doing very well in school. My boy twin is also quite an athlete and very much into sports, my twin girl like lacrosse. They are all glowing and thriving, and my husband and I who are working full time did a very good job raising them. We spend time as a family when everyone is home and we go on vacations every year and discuss life. My kids always call me even at work to let me know how things are and they are always open to my husband and I. We are very tight knit. So those who think us working moms “fail” at parenting..think again.

All moms can be good moms if they let it be..doesn’t matter if they work or not.

Terri on

Congratulations to them! They seem like a very happy couple. Maybe not being front & center in celebrity have helped them to maintain some sense on normality.

Anonymous on

Allison: You really think “it doesn’t matter how much time” you spend with your son? Wow, what lucky kids you have!

Anonymous on

Anon- She also said that quality matters more than quantity, and I agree. Some parents, for example, spend practically all day every day at home with their kids but plop them in front of the TV and don’t really pay attention to them. That’s worse, in my opinion, than a parent who works and spends a limited amount of time with their kids, but is fully engaged and present with them during that time.

I think if you were to ask most adults whether the quality or quantity of the time they spent with their parents growing up meant more to them and which they remember more, they’d say quality.

Holiday on

I think they are both so good looking, he is very handsome! Congrats to them!

Anjelika on

I love them both.. more Power and Health to the expanding family

NikNak on

Their love seems so genuine. They were together a long time before they got married. Then they were together a long time before they had kids. And they are so low key. You can just tell that their union was about them, no hidden agenda to become the “it couple” who use their relationship to boost their popularity.I rarely see them being caught by the paparazzi (which from what I’m told actually means they don’t pay the paparazzi to photograph them).

Amelia on

I think that’s wonderful. I’m glad they decided to stay low-key and settle down. Such a cute couple. Loved them since I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Farzeen on

I was a stay-at-home mom and a working-outside-the-home mom. If you’re still a stay-at-home mom when you’re kids are away at school during the day…honey you are just plain LAZY. Working moms bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. They get their chores done and go to the weekend soccer games. They help with homework and give baths. Stay at homers just sit and watch soaps and eat junk food all day when their kids are at school. How can a stay at homer justify her time when her kids are not even there? She brings no financial support to her family. Big deal she does chores…working moms do that also. Wow, she helps with homework….working moms do that also. Stay at homers are useless during the day when their kids aren’t home. Then when their kids go away to college, then what are they? Not stay at homers anymore….just LAZY ASSES, with no earning potential who have nothing to bring to their family.

Nancy K. on

I’ve always been a stay-at-home mom, my kids are in high school. I will admit that I hated summers because the kids were home. I love my programs over long cups of coffee. I love my naps. I love my kids also, but treasure the “me time” I have when the kids are at school during the day. Weekends are hectic at my house. Thank goodness they play sports and are away on Saturdays. I’ve never worked outside the home and hopefully never have to. But I’m not lazy, I do laundry and run errands. Yes, I get that working moms do that too, after work or during their lunch time. But I have the luxury of saying “I can do it tomorrow”, they don’t. Not that it will get done tomorrow. lol.

Anonymous on

They are such an adorable couple, it’s amazing. :)<3

SAHMto3 on

I love working moms who say they can do both (raise kids and work). You can’t, really. Something or someone has to give/suffer. You are either great at your job or great at raising kids, or you can be bad at both. I was a daycare kid and that is the number reason I stay home. It was awful. And be truthful with yourselves, someone else IS raising your kid if they are in daycare/have a nanny. on