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Ellie Kemper is a new mama.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star and her husband, screenwriter Michael Koman, welcomed their first child, reports People. Kemper’s rep did not immediately respond to The Hollywood Reporter‘s request for comment.
On Monday, Kemper’s co-star Tituss Burgess spilled that the couple had a baby boy.
“My Ellie had her baby. A son. But why am I emotional. He’s not mine. Also someone is gonna call her mom. I cannot wrap my head around it,” he wrote on Facebook. “Like she went into labor and pushed someone out. I can’t process it.”
He added: “On the first day of filming I looked her square in the eyes and I said ‘bitch..dont get pregnant cause I dont have time for it.’ She laughed and said trust I wont…I feel such betrayal and happiness.”
Kemper, 36, first announced her pregnancy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in April, explaining how she revealed the news to the show’s cast and crew.
“It didn’t really affect filming until the very end,” said Kemper. “We had a table read, and I saw that my character was supposed to be on a roller coaster, actually the Rip Ride Rockit [which Fallon once rode with Kevin Hart]. It was still very early on, but I felt like a pregnant lady on a roller coaster is not ideal.”
The actress also shared what happened after she told her boss Tina Fey.
“Because it was so early on, we decided, ‘Oh we’ll just tell people that I have a back injury and that’s why I can’t ride the roller coaster,’ ” said Kemper. But her plan didn’t last long. “I could not act like I had a back injury. Someone said, ‘Oh, what’s wrong?’ and words escaped me: ‘I sprained my spine.’ I’m a bad liar.”
She continued: “I kept forgetting I had one, so I would do things someone with a back injury can’t do. They’d yell ‘lunch’ and I’d leap up and cartwheel to catering. You can’t do that.”
Perhaps now’s a better time to ride that roller coaster. Congrats!
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