April 14, 2016


'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Star Ellie Kemper Is Pregnant

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Ellie Kemper is pregnant! The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star and Michael Koman, her husband since 2012, are expecting their first child.

The actress revealed the news to the public on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, two days before the second season of her Netflix series premieres. She found out about the baby news during the filming of Kimmy Schmidt.

“I had to tell my boss, Tina Fey, maybe you’ve heard of her,” Kemper said. “She knows every secret. I told her before I told my mom.”

Together, Tina and Ellie came up with a faux story to say she had a back injury to explain some pregnancy symptoms, but that didn't work out so well:

“I could not act like I had a back injury. I’m an actress, presumably. Someone would ask what’s wrong and words escaped me, like, ‘Oh, I sprained my spine.’ I’m a bad liar. I kept forgetting and doing things someone with a back injury couldn’t do. They’d yell ‘lunch’ and I’d leap up and cartwheel to catering. You’re not supposed to do that.”

For more Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, watch our interview with actress Lauren Adams about Jon Hamm's run as the Reverend on the show: