It’ll Be a Boy for Noureen DeWulf and Ryan Miller

10/07/2014 at 12:30 PM ET

Noureen DeWulf is breaking out the blue balloons!

The Anger Management actress learned that she and her husband, pro hockey player Ryan Miller, are expecting a son during a gender reveal party in Los Angeles on Sept. 27.

“It was such an amazing experience for all of my friends to be with me when it was revealed by an ultrasound that we are going to have a baby boy,” DeWulf, 30, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Surrounded by her four close friends, DeWulf had an at-home sonogram done, where her guests — and Miller, who’s in Vancouver and watched via FaceTime — were able to see the couple’s first child sucking his thumb.

“It was really magical to share such an intimate moment. [Ryan] was able to enjoy the entire experience,” she says.

Noureen DeWulf Expecting Son Ryan Miller
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After the ultrasound, DeWulf made the final reveal when she opened a box and a blue bouquet of balloons floated up into the air. Once the secret was out, guests noshed on cupcakes with blue filling and sparkling juice.

“I was secretly hoping for a baby boy so he could follow in Ryan’s footsteps and be an amazing hockey player,” shares the actress, who’s due in March.

“Ryan and I are feeling very blessed and can’t wait to decorate the nursery which will be full of hockey memorabilia!”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Melody Chiu 

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lola on

“Guests noshed on cupcakes” Sounds gross!

Kimberly on

Congratulations….there is nothing like the bond between a mother and son.

Anonymous on

She couldn’t wait to actually be with her husband to reveal the gender? He’s not in the military for Christ’s sake… he is literally a two hour flight away from LA. But she chose to have her friends with her instead. She always seems to value them over Ryan so I guess this shouldn’t be surprising. Poor guy…

Anonymous on

Umm, who is she having this baby with? Her husband or her friends? Just a little sad/odd the new dad to be wasn’t on-hand for this exciting occasion.

Jen DC on

Gee, maybe since it’s hockey season and Ryan Miller is either playing or in training, THEY DECIDED (as MARRIED COUPLES DO) this was the best way to handle the announcement. It’s not as though he doesn’t have an additional few months to celebrate with her – maybe even at the baby shower (since this was only the gender reveal) or be in the delivery room!

Christine on

Jen, you think that the players are in training camp all day or something? You’re saying that he wasn’t free for an hour or so to find out in person? Please. Sounds more like a decision that she made on her own and he just went along with it. Like anon said, it’s only a two hour flight from LA to Van. Not that hard. She probably goes to all her ultrasounds with her friends too.

angie on

Congratulations to the happy family!

Anonymous on

It just seems odd that this was not a private moment between her and Miller..very strange to me.

Anonymous on

Loved Noureen on Anger Management. Congrats to her.

Isabel on

At-home sonogram? How nice to see a diagnostic tool being used for fun.

sandy on

Gender reveal party??! Oh dear God no- not another stupid idea for a party. Aren’t baby showers bad enough????

Anonymous on

Wow, was at least any family there? And was it four friends plus guests, or did she only have 4 guests? Which makes sense for her to only have 4 friends, because she seems very self absorbed. I mean, I wouldn’t personally want a gender reveal party to find out, or at least me and my husband would find out privately then reveal it to our friends and family. Poor Ryan.

Anonymous on

Self absorbed. How about having the sonogram in Vancouver, or await till your husband can take a moment to fly to LA. This marriage is one sided, poor Ryan.

Anonymous on

good thing she didn’t wait too long…. she’s 34. She says she’s 30, but that’s a gigantic lie. A baby is a blessing for sure, but i have to say that I’m surprised she hasn’t filed for divorce yet. but makes sense…. now she can get alimony AND child support. it’s always been all about her. Poor Ryan.

Liz on

Um… who?

Maggie on

Congrats to Noureen!

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