“One more face to kiss!” America Ferrera is pregnant with her first baby

America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star and activist, America Ferrera, has announced she’s expecting her first baby with husband Ryan Piers Williams. It’s fair to say the pair could not be more glittery or delighted!

Happy New Baby!

The Ugly Betty star made the pregnancy announcement via her Instagram account yesterday, as is fast becoming the custom amongst celebrities (and mere mortals too!)

The uploaded celebratory photo shows a pouting America holding up a very adorable baby’s onesie, alongside a bespectacled and sparkling Ryan. The pair wished fans a Happy New Year as they shared their exciting, expanding-family news.

“We’re welcoming one more face to kiss in 2018! Wishing you #MásBesos in the New Year! #babybesos#HappyNewYear” America captioned the shot.

Ryan posted the exact same pic to his Instagram account, with a slightly different excited caption.

“Making room for new and beautiful things to come in 2018! #happynewyear,” the dad-to-be wrote.

It’s the first child for Ryan and America, who married in June 2011.


Fans and pals of the star were super-excited to hear the couple’s baby news, and shared their enthusiasm and surprise via Instagram and Twitter.

“Congrats, my sweet friend!! So happy for you and your whole family!!” Big Little Lies’ Reese Witherspoon wrote.

“Congrats!!!! What a wonderful gift 2018 has to offer,” fellow actor Jessica Chastain posted.

Hairspray star Nikki Blonksy trilled, “Congratulations my love!!”

X-Men’s Rebecca Romjin posted “FINALLY!!!! Huge hugs and kisses and congrats!!!!!!”

Sunday vibes. Napping in a puppy pile. 📸by @ryanpierswilliams

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“Traveling Pants” vs mom jeans

Some followers paid homage to the much-loved movie – Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – that helped catapult America to fame.

“All the Sisterhood with babies now!” one fan posted, and she would be 100 percent correct!

America’s former Pants co-star, Blake Lively, is now mum to 1-year-old Ines and 3-year-old James, with husband, actor/funnyman Ryan Reynolds. Alexis Bledel – aka Rory Gilmore – has a little boy with husband and MadMen co-star Vincent Kartheiser. Amber Tamblyn is mum to almost-1-year-old Marlow with husband David Cross.

It appears that the Sisterhood have hung up their travelling pants in favour of mom jeans, for now.

Huge congrats to Ryan and America on their big news!

Making room for new and beautiful things to come in 2018! #happynewyear

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