Brendan Rooney and Christy Carlson Romano / @therealchristycarlsonromano
Brendan Rooney and Christy Carlson Romano / @therealchristycarlsonromano

Christy Carlson Romano already knows what her favorite Christmas present will be this year – a baby girl!  The Even Stevens actress and her husband, Brendan Rooney, are expecting their first child, and she’s due on Christmas Day!

Romano told People, “I am flabbergasted at the serendipity of having a baby on Christmas. It’s our favorite holiday!  What a gift we’ll have this year. Feeling so blessed and grateful … and a little nauseous.”

The actress and singer, who voiced the lead of Disney’s Kim Possible and played the role of Belle on Broadway in 2004, has been very busy both behind and in front of the camera this year.  She just wrapped her directorial debut, the holiday film Christmas All Over Again.

This will be the first child for the couple; they married in 2013 after meeting several years earlier at Columbia University.

Jennifer S. (she/her) is a graduate of Fresno State University. She spent a number of years working for non-profits before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She currently lives in Central California with her husband, two children, and two codependent cats.