Zooey Deschanel made headlines earlier this month with her announcement that she was pregnant, but she is now also engaged. The New Girl star accepted Jacob Pechenik’s proposal, her rep has confirmed.
The actress only announced her pregnancy this week, giving a rough due date for the summer. The 35-year-old confirmed that it was with her new fiancé, who she stepped out on the red carpet with last year. The relationship came on the back of her breakup with Jamie Linden. The couple dated for two years before they decided to split up.
This baby is going to be the first for the couple. Deschanel has been married in the past to Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. The two ended their marriage in 2012, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason. According to the New Girl star’s rep, her split from Gibbard was amicable, after almost three years of marriage.
However, she always said that she believed “true love” was out there, and confirmed that during an interview with Cosmo UK in 2013. The decision to believe in true love comes from seeing how happy her parents and grandparents have been. Her parents married 40 years ago, while her grandparents celebrated 70 years of marriage.
Deschanel is now engaged for a second time, this time to her baby’s daddy Pechenik. Her rep confirmed the details that she accepted the proposal, but has not shared anything else. According to a previous statement, the two are excited about welcoming their baby into the world during the summer.
The 35-year-old actress has not shared anything on social media about the engagement, unlike many other celebrities. This includes whether there is an engagement ring, or how it looks.
Pechenik is a producer, and worked with the actress on Rock the Kasbah. The movie was about a failed American music manager who goes to Afghanistan and finds a girl who has a brilliant voice. Kate Hudson and Bruce Willis were also in the movie.
Pregnancy is currently running in the Deschanel family. Older sister Emily, from Bones, is currently pregnant with her second baby.
At the start of 2014, the 500 Days of Summer star admitted that being asked about starting a family was starting to get annoying. She hated the question, which is something that many journalists ask celebrity women as they reach their 30th birthdays. One thing that she stated annoyed her about the question was that men were never asked the same question. It is like woman are not worth anything if they do not have children. She admitted that she is a feminist, and that question brings it out of her every single time.
Despite hating the question, the actress is now pregnant and starting her family with her new fiancé. The question was reportedly asked while celebrating her birthday, just five months after officially confirming that they were together. Many of her fans on Twitter have congratulated her for the news. Not only is Deschanel pregnant, but she is now also engaged and said to be very happy.
By Alexandria Ingham
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