Baby Girl on the Way for Tika Sumpter

08/12/2016 at 07:45 PM ET


Tika Sumpter is going to be a mom! The actress sported a visible baby bump at the Southside With You press conference in Los Angeles on Friday.

Sumpter, who stars in OWN’s The Haves and Have Nots, is expecting her first child – a daughter – this fall, a source close to the actress confirms. “She’s super happy,” the source tells PEOPLE.

Also on Friday, Sumpter, 36, confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram and Twitter. “Preggers and promoting w Legend. Happy and proud. #Southsidewithyou #Aug26th @johnlegend,” she captioned her selfie with the film’s executive producer John Legend.

In her new film, Sumpter portrays young Chicago lawyer Michelle Robinson, decades before she became the beloved First Lady of the United States. The romantic drama focuses on Michelle’s first date with then-associate Barack Obama in 1989 and their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor.

Southside with You hits theaters Aug. 26.

Karen Mizoguchi with reporting by Sarah Michaud

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K on

Wow, she’s REALLY trying to make it look like she has something going on with John. No coincidence she lumped her announcement with a picture where she’s trying to hang off of him. I’m sure his wife doesn’t appreciate that in the least.

Ugh. on

@K, only an idiot would think that.

Kia Nicole on

It is truly embarrassing how late People mag is on almost everything. This was announced months ago. What rock do you guys live under.

I need to know on

Who the baby daddy?

Late night on

She’s just all hugged up on Chrissy Tiegen man like he’s the daddy! Lol

Tash on

Wonder if John Legend is the dad? Ooooooooh no she didn’t.