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Amanda Righetti Expecting First Child

08/23/2012 at 01:00 PM ET
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There’s a baby on the way for Amanda Righetti.

The Mentalist star, 29, is expecting her first child with her husband of six years, producer/director Jordan Alan, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The baby is due this winter.

“She is very excited and feeling great,” a friend tells PEOPLE. “They are going to keep the gender of the baby a surprise!”

In addition to her current role as Grace on the CBS show, Righetti is also known for her work on Reunion and The O.C., as well as roles in Friday the 13th and Captain America: The First Avenger.

“Thank you all for the congratulatory well wishes,” she wrote on Twitter. “[Jordan] and I are very excited and looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.”

– Sarah Michaud with reporting by Liza Hamm

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fanofboardwalkempire on

very Exciting news Amanda- wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy! God bless you.

Anonymous on

Ugly

Meme on

wow when did 29 start looking that old? too much makeup maybe..

Ana on

She’s so pretty. Congrats!! Good luck!

Sierra on

Yay!! Absolutely love her on the Mentalist. And she’s so beautiful!

straightup on

Wow! How could anyone describe her as ugly!! She is a stunning looking lady with class to go with it. She is a very talented actress. I wish her a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

SoNotHollywood on

Love Amanda on the Mentalist. She’s so beautiful! Congrats and wish you and your hubby the best!

Kim on

Wow. She was so pretty and fresh-faced on The OC…what happened?? I don’t even recognize her here – I had to Google to remember who she played and I watched every minute of that show.

robinepowell on

Congrats to Amanda. People magazine, you’re a little late with the news. TV Guide already announced this earlier in the week. ;)

brandi on

For all you ignorant humans commenting on how old or ugly she looks; please post a photo of yourself so the rest of us can judge your looks and have a say in whether you are ugly or not. Congrats to amanda and her pregnancy. May everything go smoothly.

hb on

Congrats to her. I love her on The Mentalist.

Big Fan on

Finally, a celeb who does it right. Congrats and God Bless!

Marky on

Love Amanda in The Mentalist! Wonder if her pregnancy will be part of the story line? Really loved it when she was dating Rigsby; maybe they will get back together?

meme and anonymous, why is it that every single time they post any announcement on the celeb baby-site, you have to get on here and complain bitterly about everyone and their babies being ugly and/or looking old? No one wants to read that and all it does is make you sound utterly stupid! You WISH you looked as good as Amanda and had even half her talent…….

Cynnical on

Why does every girl need bangs these days? She was beautiful before she went all Betty Page.

Mellynn on

Congrats to her. Looks like her character will be sitting behind a desk even more than usual this season.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

Renee J on

Congratulations Amanda and Jordan! Hope you have a beautiful and healthy baby! Love your character, Grace and love, The Mentalist!

wendy on

I agree with Marky…meme & anonymous are idiots. She IS beautiful & not old looking. And, Cynnical, what’s wrong with bangs? Bangs can make someone look younger. People, keep your negative comments to yourself. If you can’t say something good, don’t say it. Congrats & happiness to Amanda & Jordan!

ace11 on

Old Old Old

Rach on

Aw congrats! Wishing Amanda a happy and healthy pregnancy! Wonder how this will tie in with The Mentalist? Maybe they’ll hide it? Or will Grace be pregnant as well?
Either way, congratulations :)

Sandra on

I must admit, that it is not the best picture of her. BUT if you have ever seen The Mentalist, you would definitely not call this woman ugly – she is INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL. Must admit I am bit jealous – I wish I looked like her.

Anyways, congrats to Amanda and Jordan. Wonderful news!

Anonymous on

I think the reason people are saying she looks is old is because we are seeing a rare example of a celeb who still has her own face (rather than making herself almost unrecongizable with plastic surgery)!

Kresta on

She is beautiful and doesn’t look old at all. No one looks 18 forever.

Anonymous on

Kresta, I totally agree with you. We can’t look 18yrs for the rest of our lives.

KmC on

Amanda, people are awful. you are a beautiful, youthful-looking young woman. hope your pregnancy is going smoothly! congrats to you and your husband!

Denise S. on

She is a beautiful woman. Congratulations.

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