Nick and JoAnna Garcia Swisher Expecting First Child

11/12/2012 at 05:15 PM ET

Nick and JoAnna Garcia Swisher Expecting First Child

There’s a baby on the way in May for Nick and JoAnna Garcia Swisher!

The Animal Practice star, 33, and her husband, a baseball free agent who most recently played for the New York Yankees, announced their news on Swisher’s Facebook page Monday.

“We are so excited to finally be able to share our exciting news with you! We are expecting a little Swisher in the spring of 2013,” the couple wrote.

“Words can’t describe how blessed we feel to be expanding our family and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new addition. Your support and kindness has meant so much to us throughout the years and we wanted to personally share the news with you all.”

Following their engagement in 2009, Swisher, 31, told PEOPLE, “I think for the first time in my life, I have a woman who I could not be more proud of. We do such a great job really pushing the other one to do better and I think that’s what you have to have.”

— Maggie Coughlan

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klutzy_girl on

Aw, yay! Congratulations to them. I’ve loved JoAnna since Reba and I’m so excited for them!

(Maybe she can play a pregnant friend of Sara Rue’s character on Malibu Country? Still pulling for her to play Ariel on OUAT, though.)

napoli_gurl on

Nothing would make me happier than if you had a Texas Ranger Baby!

Carly on

So happy for them. I have loved Joanna ever since she played Cheyenne on ‘Reba’. There’s no doubt in mind that her TV mamma Reba is tickled pink. Congrats. 🙂

Ashleigh on

Awh congrats to them! As both a huge fan of the yankees and Reba, Im so happy for both of them to be parents! That will be a gorgeous baby!

shasmith95 on

Yipee. Congratulations to them. Can’t wait to see the baby.

Heather on

yay!! congrats to them!!! going to have a beautiful baby!!!

Wanda on

Congratulations!!! Iam really happy for them and I would be even happier if Nick signs back with the Yankees!!!

I'm Standing Right Behind You on

Congrats and many blessings…she was great on Fashion Police this past week!

Brooklyn on

Congratulations to them! Not a fan of Nick because of some baseball related comments he has made in the past, but I love Joanna! She was excellent on Reba!

LMN on

OMG…are there not enough “little swishers” in Hollywood as it is? hahaha

denise on

Best of Luck

Karen on

I love her on Animal Practice

Debbie on

Congratulations to Joanna & Nick.

Karma: What kind of asinine statement is that? A “band-aid”?

Alexandra on

@Mari I’m pretty sure they have plenty of money between the two of them.

Randi on


luvmyqts on

I miss the show REBA!!

Joyce on

I love Joanna on Reba too. She was a great character.

Becky on

Congrats..Love Joanna..Don’t know anything about him, but many blessings to them on their new addition..

Angie on

I’ve loved her since Reba too! I’m happy to see how many people loved that show!

Not to mention that I’m pregnant too!

faith on

Really? You’re going to story bomb with “I’m pregnant too”? Who gives a F*c*???

Tee Tee on

Oh, I am so excited to read this announcement! I absolutely loved JoAnna on Reba! Congratulations on your new baby!

Momof2in1year on

Just finished watching her in “Freaks and Geeks” and saw the announcement. Congrats!!

Anonymous on

karma- Those things don’t mean they’re having relationship problems, though!

Anyway, congrats to them!

Randi on

Oh goodness…be happy for them! What does it matter to YOU why?

Anonymous on

I absolutely love what he said about her! Congrats!

Chi on

So happy for them but I miss him with the Yankees already 😦

Barbie on

Karma- with a name like karma haven’t you heard about it…what comes around goes around…don’t make unnecessary comments,

Mari, I’m sure he makes more money in a day than you do in a year…they have plen of money stop being s rude.

yay! on

Aww, I have loved her since she was in Reba and then there was that other show where she played Mia, I can’t remember the name of it, but it was really funny. Looks like the two of them are very happy. Congrats! 🙂

Mary on

Love these 2, baby will be a beauty, I think she will have a girl. I hope Nick signs with the Yankees, he is funny and sweet.

ada on

Maybe the reason why they decided to get pregnant was because he was let go and her show was cancelled, for positive they have free time to really focus on their family, so maybe they thought now was a good time since they both don’t have work commitments. has anyone thought of that? instead of judging them right off the bat. and I’m sure between the two of them they have plenty of money to support their child.

Lia on

I saw her on Watch What Happens Live w/Andy Cohen and John Legend’s idiot girlfriend, and I seriously could not believe Nick would marry someone that stupid and vulgar. Now they’ve procreated. Yuck.

RAY M on

Nick is one of my mlb favorites. He brought fun and life to the Yankees in an otherwise boring team. They are really going to miss his presence both on the field and in the clubhouse. In addition, he is an OSU Buckeye! To me, like Ichero, I will pay the money to see him play his game. Best of luck next season.

Thelma on

Aw, That is sweet- I love her [joanna] on the old Reba show-

I wish they would bring that back..Best wishes for a happy healthy pregnancy and birth..I’ll bet that is one lucky and loved baby.

Lisa on

I am so happy for them! What a sweet couple! It is nice for a change to see people get married and then have children. Nick is so funny and I know he loves kids and Joanna seems like a wonderful woman. Anyone that says anything about money; Nick is not unemployed…. the Yankees offered him 13.3 million for ONE year and he declined thinking he will get offered more than that.

soph on

Barbie, you do realize just how hilarious your comments are, don’t you?