“I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln,” a rep confirms to PEOPLE. “The whole family is beyond excited.”
“She’s delicious. It’s such a fun age,” Bell, 33, says. “I feel like having a toddler is exhausting and extremely rewarding — and far more rewarding than exhausting.”
As much as they enjoying talking about their child’s latest milestones, the actress and Shepard, 39, who wed last October after a three-year engagement, plan to keep photos of Lincoln and her sibling private — a cause Bell and the Parenthood star championed earlier this year.
“Our daughter is not a public figure. We chose to be, we volunteered to be in this business and she did not,” she explains. “I feel it’s very important and my number one job as a mother to protect what her interests might be. She might grow up to be very shy and she might not want her picture anywhere. This lifestyle might make her very uncomfortable and I think it’s my duty to protect that.”
Entertainment Tonight was first to report the happy news.
– Sarah Michaud with reporting by Mary Margaret