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Baby on the Way for Chocolatier Jacques Torres

08/11/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Jacques Torres Courtesy Jacques & Hasty Torres

Jacques Torres and his wife, confectioner Hasty, have a sweet surprise: They’re expecting their first child!

The pastry chef, known as “Mr. Chocolate”  for his delectable treats, is breaking the news in a typically food-focused way.

“We’ve been testing recipes for a while, but perfection takes time. And with perseverance comes reward, our little Sous Chef in the making will make its debut [in] 2015,” the couple tells PEOPLE.

The soon-to-be dad even designed a mini cook’s coat for their bundle of joy.

Torres has been on a roll this year, opening four new shops in New York City and a huge chocolate factory at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park.

– Michele Corriston

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Dean Cain: Being a Working Single Dad Is ‘Difficult’

08/09/2014 at 12:30 PM ET

Dean Cain‘s used to being called Superdad.

The actor, 48, who rose to fame in the 90s hit Lois & Clark, says that raising 14-year-old son Christopher on his own has been his greatest, and toughest role yet.

“He’s my favorite person on the whole planet,” Cain tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. The Hit the Floor star and son Christopher share a special bond. Following a nasty custody battle with ex Samantha Torres in 2003, Cain assumed sole custody of Christopher in 2011.

“Stability-wise this is what’s best for him,” says Cain. Though he says it can be “difficult” shuffling from work on set to PTA meetings and field trips, “I’ve learned to make the decisions that put him first.”

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Sherri Saum Introduces Twin Sons John and Michael

08/06/2014 at 07:00 PM ET

After playing a mother of five on The Fosters for two seasons, Sherri Saum finally has a family of her own.

The actress and husband Kamar de los Reyes welcomed twins John Rubén and Michael Luís on May 13. Now, the proud mama is sharing the first photos of her sweet sons exclusively with PEOPLE.

“I love how they look at me,” Saum, 39, says of her boys. “I feel like they trust me, and in turn I feel like these little dudes are going to always have my back.”

For more on how the star has bonded with her babies, what’s next for her show and the words of wisdom executive producer Jennifer Lopez gave her, read our Q&A below. And catch Saum in The Fosters on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

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Chris Pratt: My Premature Son ‘Restored My Faith in God’

07/30/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

For Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, starting a family was a no-brainer.

More accurately, it was (as things always are in their marriage) two brains acting as one.

“It started [for us] around the same time, and I don’t think one of us wanted it any more than the other,” says the Guardians of the Galaxy star, who talks with PEOPLE about fatherhood, marriage and his rise to fame in the magazine’s new issue. “She would say, ‘How do you feel about that?’ and I would say, ‘Damn, I’ve been kind of thinking about that too! I think that’d be cool. Let’s make that happen.'”

But when their son, Jack, was born nine weeks premature in August 2012, the couple felt a helplessness with which many parents are all too familiar.

“We were scared for a long time,” Pratt, 35, says of the month that his first-born spent in an intensive care unit. “We prayed a lot.”

He turned to his family and close friends for support. And even at the darkest of hours, he treasured every moment with his son.

“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” the actor says. “The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”

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Ashley Williams Expecting First Child

07/30/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Ashley Williams Pregnant Expecting First Child Dave M. Benett/Getty

Ashley Williams will soon meet her baby: she’s pregnant!

The actress, who played Victoria on How I Met Your Mother, and husband Neal Dodson are expecting their first child this fall, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“After years of waiting for the perfect moment to have a child, we decided to go with this moment instead. And we couldn’t be more thrilled,” a witty Williams, who is due in October, tells PEOPLE.

The mom-to-be, who appeared in Something Borrowed, will star opposite Jim Gaffigan in a Sony pilot which was just picked up for TV Land and Comedy Central. In addition to recently shooting the upcoming movies Bad Hurt and A Most Violent Year, Williams also moonlights as a certified doula, having assisted in over 50 births to date.
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Inside J.P. and Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum’s Baby Shower

07/30/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Their love story started off with a whirlwind trip around the world — and now J.P. and Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum‘s journey has taken them right into parenthood.

The former Bachelorette and the recipient of her final rose — her husband! — were showered with love during a travel-themed baby bash at General Assembly on July 19 in New York City.

“J.P. and I have also done a ton of traveling throughout our relationship, so it only seemed appropriate since travel is such a huge part of our lives,” the mom-to-be tells PEOPLE exclusively.

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Wes Chatham and Jenn Brown Expecting First Child

07/30/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Wes Chatham Jen Brown Expecting First Child Chelsea Lauren/Wireimage

Daddy’s going to buy you a mocking … jay?

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay‘s Wes Chatham and his wife, American Ninja Warrior cohost Jenn Brown, are expecting their first child in December, his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

“With as much as this baby is kicking, we think we have America’s first Baby Ninja Warrior!” the couple joke to PEOPLE.

The parents-to-be were married in the actor’s home state of Georgia in April 2012.

Chatham, 35, who formerly starred on The Unit and plays Castor in the latest installment of the hit franchise, recently made an appearance at Comic-Con to release a teaser trailer for the film, which will be in theaters Nov. 21.
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