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New Girl star Zooey Deschanel pregnant with baby number two!

Sharnaz Shahid

Congratulations to Zooey Deschanel, who is expecting her second child with husband Jacob Pechenik. The 37-year-old was pictured showing off her blossoming baby bump when she was spotted filming the new series of New Girl in Los Angeles last week - the news was then quickly confirmed by Us Weekly.

The actress and her film producer husband are already parents to 18-month-old daughter Elsie Otter. When their daughter was born, a rep confirmed that the couple had welcomed a "beautiful healthy baby girl" together. Zooey, who has been in a relationship with Jacob for nearly three years, previously opened up about motherhood, describing it as a "huge accomplishment". She told Redbook magazine: "I've never really felt like an adult. But I think it's a huge accomplishment to have a child so maybe I feel like an adult for that reason!"

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Zooey Deschanel is expecting her second child with husband Jacob Pechenik

Discussing how she juggles her career since becoming a mother for the first time, she added: "I've slowed things down a bit. I think it's good for your whole self - your creative self, your professional self, and just your soul - to take a little time for yourself and your family. You can spend your whole life going after things, but I think you risk missing out on some really powerful self-reflection."

The American star met Jacob on the set of film Rock the Kasbah, which he was producing. They made their red carpet debut at the Emmys in 2014, confirming speculation that they were dating just weeks after she split from screenwriter Jamie Linden. Zooey was previously married to Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbons, but the actress filed for divorce in 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.

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