Ellie Kemper Isn't Sure Why Strangers Like to Touch Her Baby Bump: "Personal Space Violation"

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star also opens up about her emotions before giving birth

By Mike Vulpo Jul 04, 2016 1:35 AMTags

Sometimes, it's best to keep your hands to yourself.

If there's one thing that has fascinated Ellie Kemper during her pregnancy journey, it's the simple fact that people really like to touch her growing stomach.

"Now I'm showing and I don't know what goes through a person's mind—a stranger's mind no less—when they think oh yes, your stomach is something that now belongs to me and I can touch it," she shared with Willie Geist on TODAY Sunday. "It's actually crazy."

She continued, "In a way, I think it's a nice reminder of humanity, but then I quickly go back to the idea that you wouldn't do this if I wasn't pregnant."

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It was even stranger for the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star early on in her pregnancy when friends would feel the urge to feel her stomach.

"It was just odd. I'm not a very touchy feely comfortable person so with someone touching me, I'm like ahh personal space violation," she joked. "It was like touching my digestion. There was nothing quite there."

Back in April, E! News confirmed that the actress and her husband Michael Koman are expecting their first child together. The announcement was made during a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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As the due date approaches, Ellie is already feeling some kicks that make things pretty real.

"When you start feeling the baby kick, you realize there's a person inside and that pregnancy is very different from having a person you're responsible for, for the rest of your life," she admitted. "I don't know what I'm doing, but then I have to remind myself no parent does, right?"

(E! and NBC are part of the NBCUniversal family)

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