Keri Russell Pregnant, Expecting Matthew Rhys' Baby

Actors met on the set of The Americans several years ago

By Zach Johnson Jan 06, 2016 6:07 PMTags
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Congratulations are in order for Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys!

The Americans co-stars are expecting their first child together, according to reports. Russell, 39, "is more than four months along" in her pregnancy, a source close to the star tells Us Weekly, which first reported the news Wednesday. A source close to Rhys, 41, adds, "It's so exciting for them!" Neither actors' rep returned E! News' request for comment. A friend of the couple also tells People they are "thrilled."

Motherhood has changed Russell in ways she never imagined. "You instantly become less selfish," she once told Parade. "You can't be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. It really grounds you." Parenthood has affected her career, too. "I like working hard, but my life outside of my career is equally important to me," the Brooklyn-based star said. "Maybe I'm not ambitious enough, but I'm just as interested in my friends and my relationship with my family."

This will be the first child for Rhys and the third for Russell, who has two children—son River Deary, 8, and daughter Willa Deary, 4—from her seven-year marriage to Shane Deary. At the time of their split in December 2013, Russell's rep told E! News that she and Deary had "been separated since early summer. The separation is amicable and their focus is on their children." Russell and Rhys met on the set of their FX and took their romance public in April 2014, though neither actor has said much about their relationship in the press. "Matthew is really in love," a source tells Us Weekly of the parents-to-be. "They feel they should have always been together."

Baby news aside, Russell and Rhys will soon be making the media rounds to promote the fourth season of FX's The Americans, premiering in March. When the show was last year, the network's president of original programming, Nick Grad, was singing its praises. "Remarkably, this season of The Americans has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons," he said in a statement. "The series has cemented it status with critics as television's best current drama and arguably the best show on TV, and we couldn't agree more."

The Americans' exact premiere date has not been set.