Kate Levering Expecting First Child

03/07/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Kate Levering Pregnant Expecting First Child
Kate Szatmari

There’s a baby on the way for Kate Levering!

The Drop Dead Diva star and her fiancé, AAG CEO Reza Jahangiri will welcome their first child together in August, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Reza and I are over the moon to be embarking on this next chapter together,” Levering tells PEOPLE. “It’s something both of us have wanted for quite some time now.”

Although excited about the new addition, the parents-to-be, both 34, are managing to keep calm — at least for now.

“We’re trying to be as laid back as we can about this pregnancy, so far it’s been really enjoyable and relaxing,” she says. “No over-analyzing, no freaking out. We figure there will be plenty of that to come in the future.”

In between prepping for parenthood, Levering and her longtime love — who got engaged New Year’s 2012 — are busy planning their upcoming spring nuptials. The couple will tie the knot during “an intimate family wedding” in April in Newport Beach, Calif.

And with all the new adventures taking place in her personal life, Levering is also gearing up to reprise her role as Kim Kaswell in season five of her hit series, set to premiere this summer. The catch? Her character is pregnant, too.

“Life imitates art! I hope the writers take full advantage of the hilarities of pregnancy and make use of it in the story lines,” the mom-to-be says. “It’s going to be nice to not have to hide my big belly and have my pregnancy documented in this kind of way.”

She continues, “I say that now, we’ll see how I feel when I’m eight months pregnant, the size of a house, working 15-hour days in the Georgia heat!”

— Anya Leon

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Beth on

Over the moon about my burgeoning baby bump!

Noneya on

Wow! Must be getting pretty crowded “over the moon!”

Carrow on

Noneya, I nominate you for best post comment lol

Sharon on

I just laughed out loud!!! Awesome comment!

Anonymous on

Couldn’t they have found a better picture of her?

aJ on

Congrats! But isn’t DDD cancelled?

MIssy on

Congrads , No aJ it was saved at the eleventh hour

cassandrapuddlemere on

AJ, DDD was unexpectedly renewed last week, reversing its cancellation

CJ on

I thought Drop Dead Diva was canceled?

jones on

Congrats to them, but I can’t stand the phrase “over the moon”. Can’t people just say they are thrilled or excited?

christy on

While I wish it was not, I thought DDD was canceled, too? Congrats on the baby.

MC on

She is so much prettier than that picture of her you have posted it doesn’t even look like her. Glad DDD got uncancelled can’t wait for the new season.

Polly on

Congrats Reza and Katie… The baby will be a stunner. DDD one of my fave shows so glad it’s staying

Julianna on

I almost couldn’t recognize her in this picture. Congrats on the baby!

Marky on

Congratulations to the happy couple! This is a terrible picture of Kate! It looks like a picture of a murder victim, not a pretty actress.

Anonymous on

Congrats to the couple! And am I the only one who thinks the phrase “over the moon” is actually cute?!

Jennifer on

I thought Drop Dead Diva was cancelled. Did they decided to bring it back after all?

Jennifer on

It is official. I just read on lifetime.com that the show is coming back for a fifth season.

Sharon on

Congrats to her! I am SO sick of that phrase, though. Ugh.

Kevin vaughn on

Best of luck : )

maria on

I think she actually looks really hot in this pic!

sarah on

Oh my GOSH people! There is no such freaking word as “Congrads”! Unless you are saying congratulation on your graduation, and you are lazy, I suppose. CONGRATS!! It’s short for congratulations.

I bet you say “expresso” too.