Zooey Deschanel officially announced that she’s expecting her second child with her husband Jacob Pechenik. This means her daughter Elsie Otter will become an older sister soon. The couple secretly got married in June 2015, which is the same year Deschanel gave birth to Elsie.
So, what does this mean for her show “New Girl”? Last time when Deschanel was pregnant, her character, Jess, got called away for jury duty. We wonder what the show’s writers will cook up this time. In the past, Deschanel has been vocal about taking time off as a parent (because parental leave is a necessity for everyone):
“We live in a country that doesn’t give paid maternity leave. I felt very lucky to have an employer who was understanding and let me have, like, four months with my baby before I had to go back to work.”
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see. I hope they choose an adorably quirky name like they did for their daughter. I mean, how could they not?
Mazel tov to the growing family!