Actress and singer Leighton Meester has announced that she’s expecting her first baby with husband Adam Brody.

The 29 year old former ‘Gossip Girl’ star was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon with her actor husband Brody (35) and displaying a prominent baby bump. Entertainment website Popsugar was the first to get the pictures, and E! News has confirmed it.

Leighton Meester Adam BrodyLeighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting their first child together

It’s come as no surprise that the couple have kept the news of their first pregnancy under wraps until now. The world only learned of their marriage a month after it happened – they had gotten hitched in a secret ceremony in 2014 following a brief engagement.

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However, Meester did drop a big hint that she was ready to start a family during an interview with Nylon magazine last November. “Most people I know are starting to get married. It'll be kids next. I like the grown-up stuff. I like having a house. I've got dogs.”

Meester met the former ‘O.C.’ actor Brody in 2011 on the set of The Oranges, and began dating in 2012. The couple also starred together in 2014’s Life Partners, but by then the world knew about their marriage. Many people have already pointed out that their genetically blessed kid should be best friends with Meester’s ‘Gossip Girl’ co-star Blake Lively’s daughter James.

Last year was a busy one for Meester. As well as featuring in no fewer than four movies, she also made her Broadway debut in ‘Of Mice And Men’ last summer alongside Chris O’Dowd and James Franco. On top of that, she also launched her musical career with the release of an album, Heartstrings, in November.

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