Hocus Pocus baby on the way for Vinessa Shaw (aka Allison!)

Hocus Pocus Vinessa Shaw

No matter if you know Vinessa from her Ray Donovan role or her Hocus Pocus Allison incarnation, we’re guessing you’re as delighted as we are about her baby-on-the-way news!

“I smell children”

Vinessa officially announced her pregnancy a couple of days ago, via the traditional Instagram reveal. The shot featured a funny step-and-repeat backdrop specially Photoshopped for the occasion by her husband Kristopher Gifford.

“Great news!” Vinessa wrote. “We are proud and excited to share that we are expecting a little one early next year!”

“My hubby is a graphic designer, so I hope you appreciate his cheekiness,” she posted, explaining the fancy-ed up background.

As she got into the spirit of things (see what we did there?), a further Hocus Pocus-themed update yesterday delved deeper into the beloved film she’s most famous for.

“Maybe I should have used this for my pregnancy announcement??” the mum-to-be captioned a pic of a Hocus Pocus illustration with pregnancy test flourish.

Bring it back

Hocus Pocus fans around the world took the news as a cue to rewatch their favourite Halloween favourite, and reignited their push for a sequel (their pleas up ’til now rudely ignored).

Sadly, Bette Midler’s pretty sure that Disney have put a Hocus Pocus reboot on the back burner for good.

“After all these years and all the fan demand,” Bette said, “I do believe I can stand and firmly say an unequivocal no.”

“So if you want a Hocus Pocus 2, ask the Walt Disney company,” she urged. 


It seems that Sarah Jessica is keen to make a Hocus Pocus 2 happen as well.  Gasp!

“I would love that. I think we’ve all been fairly vocal about being very keen but that hasn’t created any groundswell of movement,” she told Bravo’s Andy Cohen.

If you’re catching up, Vinessa’s heroic Hocus Pocus character Allison, her love interest Max and his little sister Dani battled a trio of youth-obsessed witches on Halloween night in the film.

The witches were played by the Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker.

Congratulations to this cute couple on their exciting news.

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