Jurnee Smollett-Bell Expecting First Child

06/06/2016 at 10:45 PM ET

Jurnee Bell is expecting her first child!

The Underground actress announced the baby news on Instagram and Twitter Monday. “He+Me+Baby= Three. So in love with this beautiful blessing God has given us. #WeArePregnant!!” Smollett-Bell, 29, captioned a photo of herself and musician husband Josiah Bell cradling her baby bump.

The parents-to-be, who tied the knot in October 2010, weren’t the only ones to celebrate their pregnancy on social media. Empire star Jussie Smollett was over the moon about his little sister’s baby on Instagram and Twitter.


“>My little baby is having a baby!!!!!!!! @jurneebell I remember mommy giving birth to you and now you’re about to have a baby of your own,” he wrote. “I love you so so so so much. This is the most blessed event in life and you & @josiahbell are built for it. Love y’all so much. #BabyBell is coming! 🙌🏿#UncleJussieForTheSecondTime.”

Jurnee and Jussie are an aunt and uncle to their 1½-year-old niece Nylah.

— Karen Mizoguchi

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KL on

yay congrats!!! Loved her as the little girl on Full House 😀

Kirsten Russ on

So happy for them. Truly a blessing from God.

Y. Zaninski on

Cute pictures!

Mrs. B on

Congratulations to the happy couple. Babies are a blessing from God.

jax on

Awww! Congratulations! I wonder how they will work the pregnancy (weight gain) into the show.

B.A. Wilson on

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Vanna on

She looks amazing. Good for her.

erica2 on

the one word that always comes to mind when I think of Jurnee is CLASS! best wishes and congratulations to Jurnee and Josiah as they await their bundle of joy. PS I love Jussie on Empire…what a talented family 🙂

Anonymous on

Cute pictures. Congratulations to them!

Tee on

Didn’t know either of these people by name but had to stop and say that their photo caught my eye. They seem so happy! Lovely picture, praying for them as they grow their family!

The Colourful baby on

Very interesting to me as a new dad,
congratulations & many many thanks to you.

Nicole on

I’m so happy for her! She seems like such a wonderful person. I also wanted to say that I love her name. It’s so pretty and unique.

Anonymous on

They look like cute couple!

Olly on

They’re lovely couple.

Tommy on

What a cute family.

james stevens on

Outstanding person and actress, now mother. All the best.