(BURBANK, Calif.) — Kristen Bell and her fiance, Parenthood star Dax Shepard, are expecting their first child together. Shepard confirmed the good news Monday night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The couple got engaged in 2009, but they won’t be rushing down the aisle now that a baby is on the way.
In an interview with The Advocate this past February, Bell, 32, explained why the couple is reluctant to tie the knot: “The reason we’re not rushing to get married is because I don’t feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that’s denied to my [gay and lesbian] friends. That’s why we’ve been so hesitant.”
The actress told the magazine, “Dax and I have talked about it a lot, and this issue is very important to both of us. We’re just standing up for what we believe in. Period.”
There’s no word on the baby’s due date.
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