On Tuesday, Casper actress Christina Ricci announced that she was expecting a baby on Instagram.

Her boyfriend, Mark Hampton, also posted the ultrasound pictures on his account, captioning it the same as Ricci, “Life Keeps getting better!!!”

The comments were filled with positive and congratulatory messages. Several of Ricci’s friends, including Kat DenningsHelena Christensen and Diane Kruger expressed their excitement about the news.

Last month, Ricci shared an Instagram post for Hampton’s birthday, writing that he is her “favorite person” in the caption.

Ricci shares a son, Freddie Heerdegen, 7, with her estranged husband James Heerdegen, whom she filed for divorce from in July 2020. The two married in 2013 after they met on the set of the TV series Pan Am.

In 2017, Ricci spoke to The Edit about becoming a mother, and how much it changed her.

“Marriage shows you your flaws in how you deal with things and having a child forces you to grow up at the speed of light,” she said. “I’m a completely different person than I was before I had my child.”

In 2019, Ricci told IndieWire why she chose to keep Freddie’s life private.

“I had a very hard time with fame as a child, being interviewed and being asked about my life. I think that the way that I answered questions and the things I said earlier on were just, it was like somebody twisting in the wind. I was very reactive and aggressive and I acted out,” she explained. “No child should be held up for adults to criticize, question, interview, weigh in on. It’s the reason we don’t have pictures of our children up online. It’s the same thing.”

Ricci recently spoke to uInterview Founder Erik Meers about her experience playing a “death bureaucrat” who guides lost souls towards their soulmates in her recently released film Here After. “I liked that this movie was really an exploration of an idea, a concept, a question,” she said. “You know, I feel like that was one of the things that made the 70s such an incredible era for cinema. So many movies of that time are really explorations of ideas, questions, searching for the meaning of life, the meaning of love, and this movie really felt like that to me.”

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