Zooey Deschanel Pregnant, Expecting First Baby with Jacob Pechenik
Zooey Deschanel is going to be a mom! The “New Girl” star is pregnant, expecting her first child with boyfriend Jacob Pechenik. “Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one,” Deschanel says in a statement to People.
The couple began dating last year. Deschanel was previously married to Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard, divorcing in 2012 after three years of marriage.
In an interview with InStyle last July, the actress said of having children, “When I was married, that was the first thing people wanted to know. Like every woman is dying to give birth!” She continued, “I don’t think so,” noting, “Nobody asks a guy that. And you go into a supermarket and every tabloid is like, ‘Pregnant and Alone!’ Stuck in this 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. That’s not something that defines me at all.’”
As it happens, Deschanel’s sister Emily, the star of “Bones,” is currently expecting her second child with husband David Hornsby. Happy times for the Deschanels. Congratulations!