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!"