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Kristen Bell pregnant, expecting second child with Dax Shepard

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, outspoken about shielding celebs' kids from paparazzi, have baby No. 2 due

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are expecting another child, according to a report out Monday.

That'll make two Hollywood tots we probably won't be seeing in paparazzi shots any time soon!

"I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln," a representative for the couple told "Entertainment Tonight," which reported the news exclusively. "The whole family is beyond excited."

Bell rep Marcel Pariseau told The Times on Monday evening that the report was accurate.

Bell, 33, and Shepard, 39, who welcomed their first child in March 2013, became vocal earlier this year in asking magazines and online outlets to stop publishing unauthorized pictures of celebrities' children. Translated: Shots taken by paparazzi, or, as Bell has referred to them, "the #pedorazzi."

"We're not saying that we can't be newsworthy. We're saying that our child is not newsworthy," Bell told NBC News in January. "We chose to be the entertainers, so we never post -- other than the birth announcement -- we've posted nothing about [Lincoln] and we don't plan to."

Guess that explains why nobody's mentioned a due date, eh?

Bell and Shepard, got married last October, having put off their wedding until after same-sex marriage became legal in California. The "Veronica Mars" actress and "Parenthood" actor had been engaged since 2009.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt publicly supported the no-kids paparazzi policy in May as they offered fans a first-look picture of their daughter Hazel, born in February. In August 2013, Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry had testified before state lawmakers, seeking legislative relief from aggressive photographers who hounded their kids.

A bill to that nature was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September and on Jan. 1, a law kicked in making it a misdemeanor to attempt to photograph or videotape a child in a harassing manner if the shot is being taken because the child's parent is a celebrity or public official.

JustJared, People, E! News, "Today" and Us Weekly are among the outlets that have adopted the policy. The Los Angeles Times does not use paparazzi pictures.

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UPDATED

7:45 p.m.: Added confirmation from Bell's rep and deleted reference to an email inquiry not yet answered.

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