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Zooey Deschanel, boyfriend Jacob Pechenik expecting 1st child

After announcing that they are expecting their first

After announcing that they are expecting their first child, "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel and producer Jacob Pechenik have confirmed they are engaged. Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter

"New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel and her boyfriend, producer Jacob Pechenik, are expecting their first child.

"Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," Deschanel told People magazine Tuesday.

The actress, who turns 35 on Saturday, and Pechenik, 42, a principal of Venture Forth Capital who has served as an executive producer on more than a dozen films, made their red-carpet debut as a couple in August at the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Deschanel's sister, "Bones" star Emily, 38, is also pregnant, expecting her second child with her actor husband David Hornsby, 39. The couple, who married in September 2010, have a son, Henry, 3.

Zooey Deschanel was married to Death Cab for Cutie lead vocalist Ben Gibbard from September 2009 until separating in October 2011, with their divorce finalized in December of the following year. She then dated screenwriter Jamie Linden for two years.

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