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Ellie Kemper is pregnant

Ellie Kemper is pregnant

Ellie Kemper is pregnant.

The 35-year-old actress and her husband Michael Koman - who got married four years ago after a few years of dating - are set to welcome their first child into the world later this year.

The flame-haired beauty made the announcement during a taping of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' last night (13.04.16), but up until that point had kept her bump and exciting news under wraps.

She told the host: "I have big news, I'm pregnant!" before pointing towards her pretty floral dress.

The funnyman immediately leaned over and said, "Hi baby" before gifting her with a pot of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Ellie kept her pregnancy hidden from her co-stars while shooting 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' but did confide in her producer Tina Fey as soon as she found out.

She said: "We had a table read, and my character is supposed to be on a rollercoaster...

"It was still very early on, but I felt like a pregnant lady on a rollercoaster was not ideal so I had to tell my boss, Tina Fey. She knows every secret. I told her before I told my mom."

After telling Tina, the pair decided to conceal her pregnancy by telling everyone on set she had suffered a back injury so couldn't go on the rollercoaster - but Ellie found the lie harder to pull off than she expected.

She admitted: "I could not act like I had a back injury.

"I'm an actress, presumably. It was so [hard]. Someone asked, 'What's wrong?' and words escaped me. I'm like, 'I sprained my spine.' You can't sprain your spine! You can't do that!

"I kept forgetting I had [a back injury] so I kept doing things someone with a back injury can't do. They'd say 'Lunch!' and I'd like leap up and do cartwheels to catering. You're not supposed to do that!"