Actress Ellie Kemper, most notably known from starring in shows like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office, has confirmed that she is expecting baby number 2! Last week, there was some speculation that she might be pregnant after her stylist appeared to be the first to reveal the news by sharing a photo of Kemper’s look on the red carpet (a gorgeous red snakeskin dress by The Koople) and describing her as a “beautiful mommy to be”. Kemper’s rep confirmed the rumors of her pregnancy to E! News last night. We’re so excited the rumors are true and that this fantastic actress will become a mom again!
This baby will be Kemper’s second child with husband Michael Koman. The couple welcomed a son, James, in August of 2016. He’ll be celebrating his 3rd birthday this summer. We bet he is looking forward to being a big brother!
Motherhood seems to be quite an enjoyable experience for Kemper. In interviews following the birth of James, she was gushing about him quite often. During the Emmys in 2017, she proudly shared how unusually strong her 14-month-old was to Giuliana Rancic. “He is so strong,” she told her. “One day I’ll show you a picture of his biceps, which are unusually strong. Even in the ultrasound, we saw the quadriceps. It wasn’t human. He’s so strong.”
Kemper and her husband Michael met backstage at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, where he worked as a television writer and producer for seven years. After traditionally asking her father for her hand in married, Michael proposed to Kemper using his grandmother’s ring. The couple tied the knot in New York City, a place very close to their heart, in an intimate ceremony in the summer of 2012. A-list friends in attendance included Mindy Kaling, Office alum, and Kristen Wiig.