Alex from Orange Is The New Black is having a real life baby girl!

Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon, better known as Piper’s original side-squeeze Alex in Orange Is The New Black, has just revealed she’s expecting a baby girl and we’re trying not to make any quips about the tot’s impending escape.

Little inmate

Appearing on US talk show Live With Kelly and Ryan on Thursday, Laura spilled a few more beans on the baby she’s expecting with fiancee, fellow actor Ben Foster. The couple announced they were to be parents back in January and it seems Laura is quite the way along – and ready to bust that baby out!

“[I’m] eight months [pregnant], so yeah, next month [I’ll give birth],” Laura revealed. “It’s weird because it sneaks up on you, you’re like, ‘I can’t believe it’s been eight months already. But then you’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, she needs to, like, come out already!'”

“She likes it here”

Laura says her baby girl is already displaying a joyful love of life.

“It’s so wonderful. It’s just like, a blessing. It’s like, she likes it here. She’s already kicking,” Prepon said before confirming she is indeed expecting a daughter.

As you probably know, Laura stars as Alex Vause in the hugely successful Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, which focuses on the lives of female prisoners at Litchfield Penitentiary.

The show’s latest season – Season 5 –  is due to drop any second now (today!) and is eagerly anticipated by fans, despite hackers’ attempts to steal the Netflix thunder and release pirate copies online well ahead of the offical launch date. 

Private pair

Laura is not just a pretend inmate. She’s also a super hardworking mum-to-be, previously starring in That 70s Show alongside Ashton Kutcher for many, many years – and also in The Girl on the Train recently.

Her fella Ben Foster was previously engaged twice to House of Cards actor, Robin Wright. The pair called it quits in 2015 and in late 2016 Ben and Laura announced their engagement.

Laura – who is apparently a practicing Scientologist – was previously in a 5-year-long relationship with Greek star Scott Michael Foster.

The couple are notoriously private and rarely speak publicly about their life together, so this excited baby reveal is quite the revelation. We’re looking forward to finding out more about this kiddo when she arrives – if her parents are keen to share, that is!

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