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Julia Stiles debuts her baby bump: 'I couldn't resist'

The star recently confirmed she is pregnant with her first child

Gemma Strong

Julia Stiles has shown off her baby bump for the very first time. The 10 Things I Hate About You actress uploaded a snapshot on Instagram showing her posing in front of a mirror, her growing tummy clearly visible underneath her fitted dress. "Alright, I couldn't resist," the mum-to-be captioned the photograph. Fans were quick to congratulate Julia on her first pregnancy. "Congrats! You look beautiful," one wrote, while another remarked: "You have been my role model since I was little! Congratulations on your little one! I just had my first."

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Julia Stiles has debuted her baby bump on Instagram

News of Julia's pregnancy was revealed in June, when her publicist confirmed that the star and her fiancé Preston J. Cook were expecting a baby at the end of the year. Julia and Preston met on the set of 2015's Go With Me, where he worked as a camera assistant, and got engaged on Christmas Eve that same year while on holiday in Isla Grande, Colombia. At the time, Julia shared a sweet photo on her Instagram, showing the couple holding hands with a beautiful sunset in the background. "Best Christmas Ever," she wrote alongside.

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The actress has been engaged to Preston J. Cook since December 2015

Speaking to People afterwards, 36-year-old Julia said: "All around, it was a really wonderful trip. We stayed on an island that was really beautiful and there was a lot of great snorkelling. The city was really nice too, but because I live in the city the natural scenery was really great."

However, the actress did say that the couple were in no rush to tie the knot. I'm not getting a ton of marital advice," she said. "We're really slow on the wedding planning so I haven't really been soliciting advice."

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