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Seth Avett and Jennifer Carpenter Engaged and Expecting First Child

02/10/2015 at 04:25 PM ET

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Jennifer Carpenter is engaged — and expecting!

The former Dexter star is expecting her first child with fiancé Seth Avett, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

On Saturday, Carpenter, 35, stepped out on a coffee run in Los Feliz, California, sporting a sparkly band on her ring finger and revealing her budding baby belly while chatting on the phone.

The actress — who is best known for playing serial killer Dexter’s foster sister, former Lieutenant Debra Morgan, on the hit series — and The Avett Brothers musician, 34, have been dating for almost two years.

E! News was the first to report the happy news.
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Baby Boy on the Way for Bethany Hamilton

02/10/2015 at 09:30 AM ET

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Bethany Hamilton is about to venture into uncharted waters: she’s pregnant!

The championship surfer is expecting her first child — a baby boy! — with her husband, youth minister Adam Dirks, in early June, she revealed in a video on Sunday.

“We have a little surprise for you … baby on board!” Hamilton, 25, says in the sweet clip.

“She’s pregnant, yes!” quips Dirks.

The mom-to-be is 22 weeks along — and “prowling” for boy names — and says life has been a whirlwind since the couple, who competed and came in third on last year’s Amazing Race 25, found out they were starting a family.
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Baby on the Way for Dan Auerbach

02/08/2015 at 11:30 PM ET

Dan Auerbach has much more in his future than a Grammy win.

The Black Keys musician walked Sunday’s red carpet with a special lady on his arm, girlfriend Jen Goodall, and revealed that not only are the couple engaged, but they’re expecting a baby together.

While Goodall was all smiles as she debuted her bump in an embellished gold gown, Auerbach, 35 — whose rep confirmed the pregnancy to E! News — kept a hand on his bride-to-be’s baby belly in between posing for photos with his bandmate, Patrick Carney.

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Baby Girl on the Way for Sophie B. Hawkins – at 50!

02/06/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

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Sophie B. Hawkins will be welcoming a new addition to her family this July.

The singer — who is already mom to a 6-year-old son, Dashiell — is pregnant with a baby girl after being implanted with her own frozen embryo (sperm was provided by a donor).

“I found Dashiell really needs a sibling,” Hawkins tells PEOPLE of her decision to have another child. “My son has one parent who’s 50. I want him to have a family of young people too!”

Before becoming pregnant, Hawkins faced fears because of her age and the fact that she is newly single.

“I went through waking up crying and saying, ‘Am I too old? Will I suddenly at 51 have my knees give out?'” she admits. “Now I don’t have any of those fears because I feel healthy and strong. I’m also setting up a good net of support, and that’s the key to anybody having a child.”

Hawkins says her age was not a concern for doctors because she had frozen embryos at the age of 31, was in good physical health and had a healthy first child.
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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Are Having a Girl!

02/05/2015 at 07:00 PM ET

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Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson have some exciting news.

“We’re having a girl!” Simpson, 30, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The mom-to-be — who PEOPLE confirmed in December was pregnant with her second child — was anxious to find out the sex of their little one on the way. “I like to know — I want to do the nursery,” she says.

According to the singer and actress, they found out that they were expecting this past Thanksgiving, which she calls “a cute, fun day.”

The happy couple tied the knot in a bohemian-style ceremony in August, then took off for a sun-soaked honeymoon in Bali.

The baby girl will be Simpson’s first child with actor-musician Ross, 26. Simpson is already mom to son Bronx Mowgli, 6, with ex-husband Pete Wentz.

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Baby Boy on the Way for Scott Porter

02/03/2015 at 11:30 AM ET

Scott Porter has set his sights on parenthood!

The Hart of Dixie star and his wife Kelsey Mayfield are expecting their first child this summer, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Porter later confirmed the baby is a boy, sharing a photo of Texas and Nebraska jerseys and writing, “Little guy is going to have a tough time deciding who to root for…but we’ll love him not matter what school he chooses #housedivided”

While attending the premiere of Jupiter Ascending in Los Angeles on Monday, the couple did a little debuting of their own when the mom-to-be showed off her growing baby belly in a fitted black dress.

“The Porter family always loves supporting friends like [Channing Tatum] and #TheWachowskis,” the former Friday Night Lights actor captioned an Instagram photo of himself cradling his wife’s bump.

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Confirm: We’re Having a Baby!

01/31/2015 at 06:35 PM ET

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It’s a good thing: Justin Timberlake is going to be a dad!

The “It’s Not a Bad Thing” singer is expecting his first child with his wife, actress Jessica Biel, he confirmed on his birthday Saturday.

“Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT,” he captioned an Instagram photo of himself kissing Biel’s pregnant belly in the snow.

“#BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets”

Although the couple have kept quiet on pending parenthood, Timberlake did give fans a glimpse at a sweet scene with Biel last fall, sharing a snapshot of the two enjoying a quiet moment on the New Zealand coast.
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