Josiah Bell and Jurnee Smollett-Bell / @jurneebell

Friday Night Lights star Jurnee Smollet and her husband Josiah Bell are expecting their first child!   The actress shared the news on Instagram, writing “He+Me+Baby=Three. So in love with this beautiful blessing God has given us. #WeArePregnant!!”

In addition to her role on Friday Night Lights, Smollet has been featured in True Blood, Underground, and Parenthood. TV stardom runs in the family; her brother, Jussie Smollett, stars on Empire and shared his own excitement at the news. “@jurneebell I remember mommy giving birth to you and now you’re about to have a baby of your own. I love you so so so  so much…This is the most blessed event in life and you and [Josiah] are built for it.”

Jurnee and Bell, a musician, married in 2010.  This will be the first child for both.


Jennifer 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.