Zooey Deschanel Is "Going to Be a Great Mom," Says New Girl Co-Star Jake Johnson

Exclusive! Johnson confirmed that Deschanell's real-life pregnancy will be be written into the show

By Tierney Bricker Jan 18, 2015 6:00 PMTags
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, New GirlAdam Taylor/FOX

New Girl's guy is speaking out on Zooey Deschanel's impending motherhood!

The New Girl star and She & Him singer is expecting her first child with Jacob Pechenik next summer, saying in a statement, "We're so excited to meet our little one."

Also excited over Deschanel's pregnancy? Her New Girl co-star Jake Johnson!

"I'm excited for her. We're really excited," Johnson tells E! News at the Fox All-Star party at the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour. "She and Jacob are so excited and I couldn't be happier for Zooey."

He continues, "She's a good friend and this is an awesome thing in her life. I think she's going to be a great mom."

Bu don't expect to see Jess become pregnant on the Fox sitcom as Johnson says New Girl will not be writing Deschanel's pregnancy into the storyline. 

"No, Jess is not going to have a baby," he says, before joking, "It'd be a weird Three Men and a Baby vibe…just imagine how weird Winston would be around that baby!"

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Dating since mid-2014, this is the first child for Deschanel, 34, and Pechenick, 42. And the couple is currently working on her next film together, Rock the Kasbah.

Also expecting a bundle of joy later this year? Deschanel's older sister, Emily Deschanel! As first reported by E! News, the Bones star is expecting her second child with husband David Hornsby.

Congrats to both Deschanel sisters!

New Girl returns Tuesday, Feb. 3 on Fox.