Zooey Deschanel of New Girl fame, and her producer partner, 42-year-old Jacob Pechenik, have become proud parents to a little baby girl. But that’s not the only good news—the couple is even rumored to have wed on the down low!

A representative confirmed the good news, saying that they were thrilled to announce that Deschanel, 35, and “her husband” are new parents to a healthy daughter.

Page Six reports that the new addition to their family came towards the end of July in Austin, Texas. The actress admitted how excited she was about her baby, although she did miss her coffee and wine during the pregnancy. She also told Jimmy Kimmel that they’d left the gender of the child a surprise, to “make it into a game.”


The couple began dating in 2014, and Deschanel announced her pregnancy a few months later in January. Barely a week later, she confirmed their engagement. Reports say that Pechenik had gotten down on one knee on January 17, which is the actress’ birthday.

While doting on their newborn, the couple is also jointly working on a project, together with Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, and Kate Hudson. The film, called Rock the Kasbah, will reportedly feature Zooey Deschanel in a starring role with her new husband producing.


McDonagh, R., “New Girl! Zooey Deschanel gives birth to a daughter… and reveals that she has secretly wed Jacob Pechenik,” Daily Mail web site, August 4, 2015; http://goo.gl/rcSWL6.

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