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Jennifer Love Hewitt has that pregnancy glow – and a new ring to match!
The actress, 34, couldn’t hide her excitement while strolling through Florence, Italy with her fianc (and Client List costar!) Brian Hallisay on May 31.
The expectant Hewitt, whose engagement was confirmed by PEOPLE on June 5 – the day after her pregnancy was announced – sported a long, floral dress, hat and scarf during her European getaway, showing off her tiny belly and flashy ring-finger bling.
“This is a wonderful time and we are looking forward to starting our family together,” the couple, who expect their first child this fall, told PEOPLE at the time.
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Professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya fully expected she’d return to Dancing With the Stars for its 17th season – until she discovered she was pregnant.
“It was a bit shocking at first, but I got over that pretty quick,” Trebunskaya, 32, tells PEOPLE of finding out she was expecting her first child.
“Even though this was not planned, I believe things happen for a reason and it was meant to be.”
She continues, “I’ve always wanted to have a baby, but it was never the right time. I guess it was fate – or the universe – telling me it was time to be a mom.”
While she had hoped to return, once she realized she was expecting, it was no longer an option. “I don’t think it would be best for my health and the baby’s health to go through all of those hours of rehearsals,” says Trebunskaya.
“I’ll definitely be watching. They have been so supportive of me. They are still my family and I think they have a great cast this season. I think Valerie Harper and Jack Osbourne are going to be amazing. They have such phenomenal personal stories,” she adds.
Now in her second trimester, Trebunskaya, who divorced former DWTS pro Jonathan Roberts last year, says she plans to make a few more appearances with Ballroom With a Twist through September, before taking it easy for the remainder of her pregnancy.
The auburn-haired beauty is settling into her new life as an expectant mom, eating frequent small, healthy meals of “leafy greens, vegetables and lean proteins” and exercising regularly.
“I visited my doctor yesterday and I feel wonderful. I feel healthy, the baby is healthy and normal,” she says, noting that she declines to reveal the baby’s father. “That’s my private affairs.”
One thing Trebunskaya isn’t shying away from is asking for parenting advice. “Tweet me. Send me links,” she says, laughing. “I have so much to learn. I’m up for any advice. Bring it on!”
– Monica Rizzo
Jennifer Love Hewitt definitely has that pregnancy glow – and she’s loving it!
“[Being pregnant] is an awesome thing,” the actress told PEOPLE at Pampers’ Love, Sleep and Play campaign in New York on Wednesday. “It definitely has its moments where you’re like, ‘Oh my gosh this is crazy,’ but it’s been beautiful.”
One reason Hewitt, 34, continues to look fabulous while pregnant – despite her cupcake cravings – is because she’s upped her exercise routine.
“I’ve actually worked out more pregnant than when I wasn’t. I’ve been working out about five to six days a week,” she explains. “I do a lot of swimming, Pilates, yoga – all good stuff for baby and for me. It gets difficult the bigger you get because it’s more uncomfortable, but it’s important.”
The actress, who recently got engaged to her Client List costar Brian Hallisay, says planning her wedding is on hold for now.
“I’m not putting that on myself also! We’re going to wait,” she says. “I’m going to get down and be cute again and then we’ll be ready to go.”
Hewitt and Hallisay have also chosen to await a delivery surprise when it comes to their first child.
“I’m due in December and I don’t know what I’m having. Meeting the baby is what I’m most excited about,” she says.
As for what she’s most terrified for, Hewitt says: “Learning to breastfeed!”
– Carlos Greer
Ali Landry‘s baby bump was barely noticeable when PEOPLE caught up with the nearly-due TV personality in late June – but as she explains, she owes much of her slim and trim figure to her newly discovered exercise regimen.
“At this point, when you’re three weeks away and so uncomfortable, the last thing you want to do is put on spandex and go to a gym,” Landry, who is expecting her second son any day now, says.
“I just recently switched to water workouts. I don’t feel like I’m pregnant in the water.”
The best result of the tri-weekly workout that she calls “insane” is it has smoothed out her cellulite – something the brunette beauty admits affects her lower bottom area.
“[Getting rid of my cellulite] is something I work on even when I’m in really great shape,” Landry, 39, says. “But when you’re pregnant, there are more hormones and you get more cellulite.”
Adds Landry of her aquatic-induced slim-down: “I’m feeling really good. With my other pregnancies, at this point, I would stop working out because it’s too uncomfortable. I’m in shock. I can’t believe I haven’t done this workout before. It’s a big revelation for me. I think I’ll be able to workout quicker after the baby is born, but it’s no pressure whatsoever on your body.”
Despite a little cellulite, one issue the pregnant starlet has never dealt with is stretch marks. She says part of having none “whatsoever” is hereditary and the other is because she can’t get enough of Palmer’s cocoa butter formula.
“I’ve been using the products forever,” she explains, while at Hollywood’s Siren Studios, on the set of her shoot for the ad she’s filming for the line. “I’ve never been so moisturized in my entire life.”
Also on hand to shoot were Landry’s two little ones, Estela Ines, 6, who recently graduated from kindergarten, and 21-month-old Marcelo Alejandro.
“Estela will be great,” Landry predicts of her daughter’s little cameo. “Marcelo is a wildcard. I don’t know what he’s going to do. I’m a little anxious.”
As Landry and hubby, Alejandro Monteverde geared up for their third child, they had a tougher time coming up with a name.
“We wanted a worldy set of names, and that has been our challenge with this baby,” the former Miss USA explains. “We have to find a name that goes with Marcelo and Estela. I wanted a name that I really like that still had more of a European flair than a Spanish flair.”
And while she isn’t giving away the decided name just yet, she does tease that there may be some religious affiliation.
“We were in Rome for a trip – we got to meet the Pope and he blessed this baby. So part of the name might have something to do with our new Pope,” Landry says. “The other part of the name we came up with on our own. We’re excited. My daughter doesn’t love it. I love it, but she wanted other things. Sorry!”
– Dahvi Shira
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After tying the knot twice, it’s a straight shot into pending parenthood for Stephen Amell!
The Arrow star, 32, and his wife Cassandra Jean are expecting their first child, PEOPLE confirms.
Debuting her baby bump while walking the red carpet at the Monte Carlo TV Festival opening Sunday, the mom-to-be admits she’s yet to get a taste of any crazy pregnancy cravings.
“[I] haven’t had any cravings, but [Stephen’s] been great,” Cassandra, 27, tells ET Canada.
As for Amell, he’s been cool, calm and collected about future fatherhood – at least for now.
“I’m excited – no I’m not excited, I’m very excited!” he says. “I’m sure that nervous energy will accompany that eventually, but only in a positive way.”
Just Jared was the first to break news of the pregnancy.
– Anya Leon
First time dad-to-be Channing Tatum is already in baby mode — studying books and watching documentaries.
But there’s one thing he’s still lacking: mastering the art of diapering.
“I have never changed a diaper before, so I may need some help learning,” Tatum, 32, tells PEOPLE at Thursday’s New York premiere of his new movie Side Effects, presented by the Cinema Society and Michael Kors.
“I don’t have friends who have kids, so it’s going to be an interesting experience to learn how to change a diaper. I hope I don’t have any problems where the diaper falls off and the baby poops on the ground,” says PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, whose baby with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 32, is due this summer.
“But once the baby is born, I’ll definitely do the diaper changing. If it means touching the poop and getting peed on, I’ll still do it. I’m up for the challenge.”
Something the Magic Mike star has mastered is keeping his pregnant wife relaxed and happy.
“Oh man, I’m not even getting into what I do to pamper Jenna. I’m doing anything that she asks for,” he explains. ”She jokes to me all the time by saying, ‘If I feel good, then the baby feels good’ or ‘If I’m happy, then the baby is happy.’ And I’m like, ‘That is such an urban myth. You’re just saying that to get me to do everything for you.’”
“I know it’s probably true, but I like to joke about it and she hates it. I’ll go to the store to pick up shakes or give her 1000 foot rubs. A foot rub now through the nine months if I have to, just to keep her happy and comfortable.”
– Paul Chi
It was a welcome change for the former reality star, who admits she was hit with “a tide” of pink product upon announcing the sex of her baby. Not that it’s unwelcome, of course — Madison has been patiently awaiting the bundle of joy she’s now expecting with boyfriend Pasquale Rotella.
“We knew we wanted to try to have kids, but probably next year,” she tells Las Vegas Weekly. “I don’t know why this is, maybe because I am 33, but I didn’t think it would be that easy for me to get pregnant. But it was.”
And if Madison has it her way, it will continue to be. “I want six kids,” she says. “We’ll see how it goes, but I want a big family.”