Cutter Dykstra and Jamie-Lynn Sigler Expecting First Child

02/12/2013 at 12:30 PM ET

Cutter Dykstra Jamie-Lynn Sigler Pregnant Expecting First Child
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First an engagement and now a baby on the way — 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

The Guys with Kids star, 31, is expecting a baby with her brand-new fiancé, minor league baseball player Cutter Dykstra, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“She couldn’t be more excited!” a source tells PEOPLE.

The actress, best known for her role on The Sopranos, recently took to Twitter to announce her engagement to Dykstra, 23.

There’s no wedding date set yet. But one thing’s for certain: “Jamie can’t wait to be a mom,” the source adds.

– Aili Nahas

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Amit on

I wish them luck – he’s only 23, hope he’s ready to be a dad.

Robyn on

Meadow is all grown up!

Sigler will make a wonderful Mother, Congrats from Canada :)

Tia on

Congrats to jamie and her fiance!

Kaylin on

Cool! Congrats to them!

Mary on

She’s 31 and he’s 23, I dont see this lasting. He is still a kid in minor league baseball, he has his whole 20’s to live.

Brooklyn on

Congrats to them. Cutter is a bit young, but I hope everything works out! And I wonder if they’ll write the pregnancy into Guys with Kids.

Anonymous on

I’m pretty sure the baby was first, not the engagement.

Swer on

Shocker! I saw that one coming.

Denise on

good luck :)

Anonymous on

Having a baby is a blessing but seriously, does anyone in Hollywood get married first before having a baby?

Mrs.NC on

I love guys with kids its a really funny show.. congrats to the happy couple.. =)

Lilley on

Well DUH!!!! WHy do you think thy got engaged??

Lilley on

Oh geee surprise there…

Carrie M on

She seems totally lost in the dating realm…

DD on

They wont last long…..getting engaged b/c you’re pregnant isnt a reason to get engaged..

Lori on

Hope he is ready too however, my Husband became a Dad at age 24 and I’m not bragging but he was pretty great.

amy123 on

wow, another couple having a kid out of wedlock.

Eden on

isn’t he a little young for her? the majority of men his age are very immature. she probably should have went for someone in their 30’s.

Love Jamie on

Remember, she married AJ DiScala or something (her manager when she was on the Sopranos) and it didn’t work out. Now she’s marrying this 23 year old guy and though I hope it lasts, I won’t be surprised if it doesn’t.

Beth on

Oh, so close. I am not 100% one of those” “marriage before kids” nuts but I figure if youre engaged why not wait. I do see the appeal of having your kids there when you get married but still..

Cindy on

SO sick of the marriage crap. It is an institution not a religious belief! Geez, Adam and Eve weren’t married AND their kids were incest..get over it already. Say congrats, who cares about a piece of paper and just because you do, doesn’t mean we all have to?!

Justine on

Don’t name the baby Cutter Jr. What a stupid name. And let’s hope Cutter is better with his money than his dear old dad. Love Jaime on Guys With Kids. Congrats.

happy on

I would never want a man to feel obligated to give me an engagement ring JUST BECAUSE I got pregnant. No thanks! It would seem out of pity more than something he was ready to do. He is young and I won’t say it can’t work…I just think it won’t.

B on

He’s a minor league baseball player. He’s already cheated on her.

A on

That’s it exactly what I was thinking!

Dee on

Makes sense now. Knocked up. Congrats, though.

Anonymous on

Hea not in the minor leagues. He is on the Eastern Con Champs the Washington Nationals!!

Anonymous on

Does anyone wait to get MARRIED first before pregnancy nowadays? Jeesh

kim on

guess the engagement makes more sense now.

God bless them! on

Does anyone use birth control anymore?

merry on

Not that “baby out of wedlock” thing again. Those of you who keep posting it, give one argument that wedding and marriage makes or doesn’t make better parents.

Really on

Why can’t celebrities just announce they are pregnant? Stop trying to fool the public like the ring really came before the baby. I wish them both the best but with him being 23 and her being 31 I don’t see a happy ending for this story.

dancer92136 on

Congratulations.

Anne on

We don’t know the story. They may have been trying to have a baby and been planning to get married and the baby part happened sooner than they thought it would. There are a million scenarios. I wish them the best!

dancer92136 on

The age difference is no big deal. In the office next to me is a guy that is 15 years yonger than his wife. They have been together 20 plus years…two offices down a guy that is ten years younger than his wife, and they have been together 17 years. So Mary how do you know they won’t last. I wish them happiness

KiKi on

This news explains so much.

jones on

Their engagement makes more sense now. I don’t know anything about him, but I hope he is mature for 23.

Patti on

Ouch….this will not last. I feel bad for her….23 is way to young to get married….they will be divorced (if they actually make it down the aisle) by the time he is 27….bets anyone? lol

mommyof2 on

Wow…who uses the word ‘wedlock’ anymore.

Ali on

Hmmm. I hope it works out for them since a child is now involved, but I don’t see this lasting. On that note, it will be interesting to see if her pregnancy will be written into the show.

Kat on

Congrats!!!! Age doesn’t matter. My love is nine year younger than me and we have a beautiful son. He’s very mature for his age. They seem in love together.

Kelly on

I hope Jamie and Cutter prove me wrong, but I don’t see them ever making it down the aisle, especially if they’re waiting until after the baby is born to tie the knot. At 23, Cutter probably still has a bit of growing up to do, while at 31, Jamie is ready to settle down and start a family. Babies are a blessing, but the demands of caring for a newborn can put a strain on even a solid, longstanding marriage. I really hope for Jamie and her baby’s sake that she doesn’t end up being a single mom if Cutter decides he’s too young to deal with new fatherhood.

Sammi on

That explains the engagement.

Heather A on

I married my husband when he was 21 and I was 28. We were together about 2 years when we got married and I was also pregnant, with twins. We have 3 kids and are 5 years into marriage and doing great. It hasn’t been long but we are happy. The only real thing we argue about is money and that is just because we don’t have enough but we are doing good. Just because he is young doesn’t mean he is immature. Hope they are happy and have a great life together. Congratulations on the baby!

taylor on

My mom is 50 and my dad is 65 they have been together 32 years..she was 18 and he was 32 when they got married..I am now 30..it does work depending on the couple

Linda on

Cutter is part of the Washington Nationals “system” but has not yet played major league ball. Maybe he’ll get a break. Lately playing 2nd base. She’ll be on her own with a baby a lot.

heather on

well that explains the engagement.

Gina on

Unfortunately, beauty fades as a woman gets older and he is still in his twenties. I don’t anticipate they will be married for long (especially in Hollywood).

Isabel on

I hope he’s nothing like his father.

Charli on

I feel like they found out she was pregnant and then they got engaged. 23 is mighty young but I wish them well.

guarin1 on

I dont think they will last

meghan on

Do any of you judgmental d-bags have anything nice to say? Then STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They don’t care what we think!

Randi on

Agree! People act like what happens in celebrities lives affects theirs!

Randi on

Im 26, my husband is 34…..why does the age matter? And does it affect your life?

weezer on

He’s way too young!

Anonymous on

I think her best friend Joanna Garcia is pregnant as well, I am sure they will have fun being preggers at the same time!! Congratulations!!

Gina on

The difference in their age is maturity. I certainly wasn’t mature at age 23. After a while, immaturity wears on you.

Lizzie on

I agree w/ amit, I HOPE/PRAY he’s ready to be a Daddy!! I like JAMIE-LYNN a lot, she’ll make a grrr888888 Mommy, I believe!! :-)

launchingpad on

omg anonymous. when did mlb start considering the Class A Hagerstown (AZ) Suns a ML Team? I musta missed it. He is not on the Nationals, and likely never will be.

I wish this couple luck, but I don’t see long-term for them.

erilynne on

huh. Wonder if this had anything to do with her engagement. I never knew his age, he’s quite younger. Anyway, Congrats

Anonymous on

Congrats! We sure are seeing a lot of couples lately with a huge age difference, whatever makes u happy I say.

Anonymous on

If I can recall correctly, they haven’t been dating that long, so add not knowing each other well enough, onto the fact that he is only 23 and doesn’t have a ‘real job’ but is a ball player of some sort and she has already been married and divorced by 31…it isn’t looking two good for these two.

I doubt there will be a wedding. I hope for her sake there isn’t a wedding. But, all babies are a blessing and I am sure JL will make a wonderful mother and this baby will be raised by herself and her next husband, hopefully an older, professional, stable, dependable grown man, all things I seriously doubt a 23 yr old boy is.

Guest 8383 on

So it’s better to do a quickie engagement because a couple is pregnant than make a conscious decision to have a child, but not wed? With the divorce rate the way it is, it’s not like getting married guarantees anything.

Holiday on

My husband and I were both 22 when our son was born. He were ready to be parents and never felt or acted too young. We now have a 7 and 2 year old and we are more involved and stable parents than many parents who started having kids in their 30s. It is a pretty big age difference though… I’m 29 and couldn’t imagine being with a 23 year old and she’s a woman in her 30s

Julianna on

Congrats!

Gdawg on

Don’t see his name on roster.?

Anonymous on

Anonymous (the one who said she hopes for Jamie’s sake theiir isn’t a wedding)- Why do you hope that, especially when there’s a child involved?! I would think you would hope that, for the child’s sake, they do get married and stay in it for the longer had?

I would also think you’d hope Cutter stays involved in his child’s life whether he and Jamie stay together or not, rather than just assuming the baby will end up being raised by another man!

Gina- That may have been true for you, but that doesn’t mean it’s the same for Cutter! Everyone’s different, and while plenty of twenty-three year olds are immature, there are also several who are very mature for their age.

Similarly, there are several people Jaime’s age or even older that are about as mature as a typical teenager! Bottomline: We have absolutely no way of knowing how mature Cutter is!

And for everyone saying he’s “too young” to have a child…consider this. It’s only been relatively recently that people are waiting longer on average to marry and have children. Just a few short decades ago, marrying and having children in your twenties was the norm!

Anyway, congrats to the happy couple!

Anonymous on

Anonymous (the one who mentioned J-L’s friend Joanna)- Joanna Garcia Swisher (that’s how PEOPLE refers to her in articles) is indeed expecting her first child (a little girl according to an article posted on this site a few weeks ago) as well!

Sarah on

He might be young but that doesn’t mean it won’t last. My hubby and I met when we were 18 and got married at 21. We have been married for 10 years now and have 5 kids. Just because he is 23 doesn’t mean he isn’t ready to get married and settle down, some people are ready at that age and some are not. Heck there are men in their 30s and 40s who aren’t mature enough to get married, it is all in the person not in the age.

Congrats to them on the engagment and the baby.

TJ on

Im sure this will last long . . . not!

Anonymous on

Guest- And how do you know it’s not the other way around, that he’s MATURE for his age?! Not all 23-year-olds are immature (just like not all people Jamie’s age or even older are mature!)!

S on

A baby is a blessing! Congrats to both parents.

Ann on

Wow, I didn’t know he was that young, way younger than her. I hope it works out.

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