Maya Rudolph: My Family Is Turning Into The Waltons

04/17/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Maya Rudolph Pregnant Fourth Child
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Grown Ups gone wild!

Promoting the sequel to their comedy franchise, which follows the friendships and families of best friends, costars Maya Rudolph, Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade came together for an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday.

And after participating in possibly the first official “Ellen dog pile,” the attention turned to Rudolph’s burgeoning belly, with Ellen DeGeneres — who noted the actress often appears on her show while pregnant — asking how many children Rudolph and her partner Paul Thomas Anderson have.

“Like 16, 17 — I don’t know!” Rudolph, 40, jokes. “This will be number four. This is like a modern-day version of The Waltons at this point.”

According to Hayek, Rudolph’s fans weren’t the only ones surprised by the baby news. “I remember last summer Maya said, ‘Can you believe I have three children? I’m never doing this again!” she recalls.

But Rudolph — who is “hoping” the baby on the way is born this summer — is quick to clarify that going back on her promise was no fault of her own.

“It’s like that light pen thing they do in Men in Black,” she says. “Someone just went like that and I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m going to do this again!'”

Fortunately, with a full plate — Rudolph is also mom to daughters Lucille, 3½, and Pearl, 7, and son Jack, 21 months — the mom-to-be can cross searching for a baby name off her list.

“Maya’s naming the baby Grown Ups 3,” jokes Sandler, the film’s writer and producer.

— Anya Leon

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Lisa on

So….When is he going to finally make her an honest woman? After baby#100? How may time do she have to get knocked up for him the get the hint that she wants a ring??

Vic on

I love Maya! Best wishes to her. Cant wait to see Grown Ups 2.

lilah on

Congratulations! Maya performed at a Prince tribute in NYC in March and she was awesome!

Itzy8940 on

Congrats to Maya, Paul and their little ones. Such a fan of her work. Also, I’m proud to say that her mother, Minnie Ripperton, was the first album I ever purchased in the 70. Still have it, btw.

Margie on

Love her. She’s so beautiful and talented! What a wonderful role model for women 🙂

Izzie on

I know everything was said in good fun, but I wish people would realize that their children will one day read comments made about them and number four may feel a bit like a mistake. That could have a huge impact on the child even though he or she receives much love and nurturing.

J-Lin on

I love Maya.

So what! Most people walking on this Earth weren’t planned. Stop crying. Everyone has their burden to bear.

Anonymous on

Lisa- And how do you know she wants a ring? She may be perfectly happy not being married! Given the number of people who have kids out of wedlock these days (not saying I agree with it!), obviously there are women out there that have them without any intentions of getting married! 🙂

Anonymous on

BTW, how can we really be sure that Maya and Paul aren’t married? I mean, Jodi Sweetin just announced that she and her second daughter’s father have been married for a year, and no one knew that Janet Jackson and her first husband were married until he filed for divorce NINE years after the fact!

Who’s to say Maya and Paul haven’t taken the same route?