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Pregnant Zooey Deschanel engaged to producer Jacob Pechenik

Zooey Deschanel, Jacob Pechenik engaged
Zooey Deschanel, left, and Jacob Pechenik arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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Hello, blushing bride! Zooey Deschanel is pregnant and engaged.

The HelloGiggles co-founder and “New Girl” star is affianced to producer Jacob Pechenik, her rep confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

The engagement news, which was first reported by Us Weekly, comes just a week after the couple announced that they’re expecting their first child. Their predictably “adorkable” new girl or boy is due this summer.

“Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one,” the star told People in a statement last week.


No word yet on when or how the “Before Midnight” producer, 42, popped the question. However, E! News’ sources said it happened on Saturday -- Deschanel’s birthday --and they spent the day on Catalina Island. 

It’ll be the second marriage for Deschanel, 34, who wed Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard in 2009. The duo finalized their split in December 2012. After that, she dated screenwriter Jamie Linden for two years.

The She & Him songstress first stepped out publicly with Pechenik in August 2014 at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

Fox would not say whether Deschanel’s pregnancy would affect “New Girl”; however, insiders told E! News that it wasn’t expected to change the production schedule of the show’s fourth season and probably wouldn’t be written into the comedy. The actress isn’t showing and production is expected to wrap in March -- with only five episodes left to shoot, the site said, adding that Season 5 may be delayed next fall, though that would be determined at a later time.


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