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Confirmed: Jessica Biel is pregnant, says Joey Fatone

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Jessica Biel

and her husband

Justin Timberlake

might be keeping mum on

those pregnancy reports

– but the singer's former N Sync bandmate

Joey Fatone

has now

confirmed that the couple are expecting their first baby together

. "He told me a while ago, and I kept my mouth shut. But now I can talk about it." Joey told

In Touch

. He went on to say that he thinks the couple, who tied the knot in 2012, will make great parents. "Jessica is awesome," Joey, 37, said. "And Justin is a kid at heart."

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Joey isn't the only friend of the couple to confirm the happy news. Back in October, Jessica's pal and



Ariel Foxman


posted and then deleted an Instagram message

that read, "Congrats @jessicabiel on your impending motherhood… Looking forward to the red carpet maternity style pix to come #tbt." Coincidentally, news of Jessica's pregnancy comes as she

prepares to open a children's organic restaurant and bakery

in the spring. According to LA Eater,

Au Fudge

will be located on upscale Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood – a source previously described the eatery as like a "Soho House for kids", where "A-listers would feel comfortable bringing their kids to dine and take part in cooking activities".

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The star is also busy working on her latest film. Last month, Jessica filmed scenes for

The Blunderer

in Ohio, alongside Toby Jones, Imogen Poots and Patrick Wilson - she stars as doomed wife Clara in the 1960-set psychological thriller, based on the 1954 novel by Patricia Highsmith.

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