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Christina Ricci Expecting First Child

05/24/2014 at 06:55 PM ET

Christina Ricci Pregnant First Child
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First came love, then marriage and now Christina Ricci is ready for a baby carriage!

The actress, 34, is expecting her first child with husband James Heerdegen, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The mom-to-be’s pregnancy was revealed as she made her way through Los Angeles International Airport in a belted black dress with Heerdegen on Saturday.

After meeting on the set of her former show Pan Am, Ricci and Heerdegen, a camera technician, went public with their relationship in February 2012, and announced their engagement one year later.

In October, the couple wed in an intimate ceremony at Manhattan’s Harold Pratt House & Peterson Hall.

“I can’t wait [to call him], ‘Husband,’ because then I can really throw my weight around,” Ricci joked to PEOPLE before the nuptials.

And soon it will be, ‘Dad!’

Christina Ricci Pregnant First Child
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– Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan

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wildmountainbelle on

Happy for her. I’ve always adored her.

Marcia on

Congrats. I like that maternity dress–very stylish with the belt.

klutzy_girl on

I’ve loved her for a long time. Congratulations to them!

guest on

She kinda looks like a cross between Victoria Beckham and Rashida Jones in the bottom picture, no? Just a fun observation :) Happy for them and wishing all the best.

Lilyflower on

Congrats!

Stef on

Congrats

emma on

Congratulations

erica2 on

Christina looks cute and comfortable

Yvonne on

I adored her child acting but haven’t seen anything she’s been in since she’s grown up. But I’m so happy for her, and I hope her marriage lasts longer than most in Hollywood. I sincerely hope so for her sake and the baby’s. Congrats dear, best wishes for a safe and happy pregnancy and delivery.

Niko on

Its rare when celebs actually do it the right way: Dating, marriage, pregnancy, in that order. Congrats Christina & hubby!

Anonymous on

Happy she got married first!

Rhonda on

I’m so happy for her! I hope that she has a healthy pregnancy.

Brandi on

I loved her in mermaids….I think she was like 8 years old

Guest on

I’m shocked someone from Hollywood got married before they had a baby!! Good for them!

Carly on

Wow, she was in so many of my favorite childhood films! It’s hard to believe she’s 34, married, and having a baby! Congrats to Christina and her husband. She seems very normal and together for being a former child star…I guess you end up on the right side when you spend time OUT of the spotlight!

Rachel on

Awwwww how sweet! I love Christina Ricci, she’s one of my favorite actresses :-) Congrats!

Vila on

Congrats to Christina!

jckfmsincty on

Why wasn’t she nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for “The Opposite of Sex”?

Debbie on

Nice they are married & having a baby, but what the ____ he is fugly.

Linda on

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM BOTH!

Guest on

Well, blow me over with a feather: she got married FIRST!

When is the last time THAT happened?

Danielle on

So cute pregnant!! Congrats to both of them…

Walter on

Happy for her,will like to see a reunion of the 3 Mermaids actresses: Cher, Winona and Christina.

zab on

Congrats!!! Real happy for you guys!

K. on

Congratulations.

bitsy on

love, marriage, then baby. interesting concept. more should try it.

Gia on

Love her dress with the nice belt in the picture, very cute.

Anonymous on

another ugly child born to worthless celebrities

Anonymous on

OMG, does this mean that she will actually EAT FOOD?!?

I liked her until she became anorexic.

I am, however, proud of her for being such an iconoclast in Hollywood. They dated … they went public … they got engaged … they got married … now pregnant. That, in Hollywood, is completely backwards, not to mention unheard-of! It’s pregnancy first! Good for her for actually having decent values.

Katie on

What will her pregnancy do to her bird tattoo you know where?

Anonymous on

I always find it odd how people comment on the order of how a couple does things, when in reality you don’t know if they had an abortion or if they just got lucky by not accidentally getting pregnant. If you have sex once, you risk getting pregnant, and everyone (celebrity or “normal” person) is the same.

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