Zooey Deschanel, Jacob Pechenik

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2017 just got a whole lot sweeter for Zooey Deschanel.

The New Girl star is pregnant and expecting her second child with husband Jacob Pechenik, according to Us Weekly

Fans of the Hollywood couple know that the duo is already proud parents to a young daughter named Elsie Otter Pechenik who has already had such a huge impact on their lives.

"She is really special. She's saying some words. She says a lot of words but she's really obsessed with hats right now," Zooey recently shared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. "My mom wears hats a lot and we had dinner with her and as soon as my mom came out, my daughter said, ‘hat! hat!'"

Recently, the actress also opened up about balancing work and family. As so many moms know, it can be hard saying goodbye to your youngest family member before a full day on set.

Zooey Deschanel

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"When you're holding your baby, you're like, 'I don't wanna go to work—this is like the best thing ever,'" the actress told E! News's Kristin Dos Santos. "But it's nice, you know, I think, having a little girl, she knows her mommy works and I think that's a good thing."

Back in August 2015, E! News confirmed that Zooey not only gave birth to her first child. She also got married in a super-secret ceremony.

And while the couple has tried to keep family life private, sometimes a mom can't help but gush. 

"[Elsie] is the best," Zooey recently told Jimmy Kimmel. "She's so much fun." 

Congratulations to the couple on their happy family news. 

Too Fab was first to confirm the pregnancy news citing insiders close to production. 

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