Gail Simmons Expecting First Child

07/16/2013 at 08:00 PM ET

Gail Simmons Pregnant Expecting First Child
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Gail Simmons has a very special bun in the oven: she’s pregnant!

The Top Chef judge and her husband Jeremy Abrams are expecting their first child this winter, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Simmons, 37, and Abrams, head of music programming company Audiostiles, tied the knot in New York’s Long Island City in 2008, with their wedding later featured in Martha Stewart’s Weddings.

On hand to celebrate the intimate ceremony with the couple was celebrity chef and fellow judge Tom Colicchio, who has since welcomed son Mateo Lev, now 2. Also dad to Luka, 3½, and Dante, 19, Colicchio will likely go from swapping recipes to parenting advice with Simmons!

– Anya Leon with reporting by Catherine Kast

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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking on

I love her! Congratulations!!

Holly on

Mazel tov!

MaryBy on

Yay! So excited for her

Anonymous on

Great news! So happy for her! Congrats!

JD on

I have been watching Top Chef for years and love Food and Wine Mag. Gail seems so sweet and fun. This news is awesome and wish her nothing but the best in this great time.

Phyllis L. on

Why do we care? She’s going to make a fool of herself on Top Chef. Maybe this will be her last season….

Mary on

Aw, that’s awesome. I am excited for her.

Liz on

Love her!

Tania on

I adore Gail! Congrats to her during this exciting and amazing time! I am so happy for you! :)

RD on

What wonderful news! So happy for her and her husband!

marcia cox on

Congratulations Gail !- You’ll be a wonderful mama !

Sharon on

Well then why are you reading if you don’t care?

Sharon on

Congratulations Gail! So happy for you =)

Laurie on

Congrats, but I thought Gail had her 1st child a few years ago?

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