Zoe McLellan Says She Got Pregnant ‘the First Time’ She Had Sex with Her Ex

06/28/2016 at 09:15 AM ET

It’s common knowledge that couples have varying degrees of difficulty when it comes to trying to conceive. But for Zoe McLellan, of NCIS: New Orleans fame, her attempts stopped at one.

“For me, it was a little bit too easy,” says the 41-year-old actress — who is a single mom to Sebastian, 2½ — in a segment for PEOPLE’s Mom Talk. “I went from not knowing if I wanted children at all to reaching this point where I was ready to have sex with a tree.

“That’s how badly I wanted to procreate,” she confesses. “Like, suddenly I wanted to be a mother. My whole body was screaming for a, ‘Child! Child! Child!’ ”

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McLellan went on to say she met a great, charming man — ex J.P. Gillain — whom she told right out of the gate she was looking for something serious with because her goal was to become a mother.

“We got pregnant the first time we had sex,” she says. “Pretty fast and furious.”

YouTuber and blogger Mindy McKnight says she didn’t have too hard of a time either — she was only 21 when she had her first children: twin daughters Bailey and Brooklyn, who are now teenagers.

“It was very easy to get pregnant with them, but then later I had some secondary infertility issues,” explains McKnight, who is mom to six kids altogether. “I had a bad IUD after my third baby, and I wanted more children and then couldn’t get pregnant, so we ended up adopting.”

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Jac on

My story isn’t exactly the same because I was already married but I did get pregnant with all of my children on the first try (all planned).

Someone on

Thank you! This particular bit of information is so important and not TMI at all! Who needs private life anyway?!

Miss Johnson on

What luck. Congrats to her.

Cathy on

My ex-husband and I talked about it, and immediately got pregnant. I knew right away.

C on

Not sure why this level of detail needed to be made so public.