Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard Are Expecting

By ABC News

Nov 6, 2012 9:29am
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Kristen Bell and her fiance, “Parenthood” star Dax Shepard, are expecting their first child together. Shepard confirmed the good news Monday night on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

The couple got engaged in 2009, but they won’t be rushing down the aisle now that a baby is on the way.

In an interview with The Advocate this past February, Bell explained why she’s reluctant to tie the knot, saying “The reason we’re not rushing to get married is because I don’t feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that’s denied to my [gay and lesbian] friends. That’s why we’ve been so hesitant.”

The 32-year-old “Veronica Mars” star told the magazine, “Dax and I have talked about it a lot, and this issue is very important to both of us. We’re just standing up for what we believe in. Period.”

There’s no word yet on the baby’s due date.

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