Justified actress Natalie Zea has confirmed that she's pregnant, People is reporting.
The 40-year-old turned up Thursday night in L.A. for the premiere of her new movie, Too Late, with a rather obvious baby bump. A Daily Mail reporter covering the event cornered Natalie and asked her about it.
"Yes, I am pregnant."
This will be the first child for Natalie.
The baby will also be the first child for the baby's father, Natalie's husband, Travis Schuldt. Schuldt, also 40, is perhaps best known for his role as Keith Dudemeister on Scrubs.
An unnamed source close to the couple confirmed, via Design Trend, that the couple is thrilled that Natalie is pregnant.
"It's a great time for them and they are very happy. They are looking forward to being parents. It's going to be a very busy year for the couple."
On Tuesday, Natalie posted a photo on Twitter of a rather huge breakfast, broadly hinting that she might be eating for two.
What's the over/under on my European weight gain? pic.twitter.com/2UuQJaz2UL
— Natalie Zea (@nataliezea) June 3, 2015
Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt met 10 years ago when they were both working on the NBC soap opera Passions. After Passions ended, Natalie went on to spend several years playing bit parts and recurring characters, most notably on The Shield, Dirty Sexy Money, Californication, and The Following. Natalie's breakout role came in the F/X drama Justified, where she played Winona Hawkins, a character fans loved to hate.
@thenotoriousmob it is and he is and the rest of the cast is great too. I can finally like Natalie Zea again! (hate Winona on Justified)
— Andrea Reiher (@Zap2itAndrea) August 25, 2012
Love #JUSTIFIED? Hate Winona? Hope she stays gone for good? Come read my rant @heroesnhearts http://t.co/jLVtgAvG — Allison Brennan (@Allison_Brennan) April 10, 2012
— twistdnerve (@twistdnerve001) March 8, 2012
Winona being all "I'm done trying to change you" doesn't change the fact that I hate her. #Justified
— Mala Bhattacharjee (@badnecklace) February 19, 2012
Since Justified has ended, Natalie has lined up some movie work, most recently Too Late (it was at the Too Late premiere where she confirmed that she's pregnant).
"(Too Late) explores the tangled relationship between a troubled private investigator and the missing woman he's hired to help find."
Natalie Zea's baby is due in the fall.