Downton Baby! Allen Leech and Wife Jessica Blair Herman Expecting First Child
Allen Leech and Jessica Blair Herman wed on Jan. 5 in California's Santa Ynez Valley
There’s a baby on the way for Allen Leech!
The couple first revealed the pregnancy on Monday at the London premiere of Downton Abbey‘s upcoming feature film. For the glam evening, the mom-to-be showed off her baby bump under a long-sleeved gold gown, while Leech looked dashing in a dark suit and bow tie.
The Irish star praised his actress wife as “absolutely blooming” in a red-carpet conversation with U.K. outlet The Sun, sharing that she is five months along and he is “nervous” about becoming a first-time father.
Additionally, he told the publication, “I hope the movie does well!”
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Leech and Herman wed on Jan. 5 in California’s Santa Ynez Valley, according to HELLO!, and spoke to PEOPLE later that month about their first meeting — at an Entertainment Weekly SAG awards afterparty three years ago.
“A friend of mine, Tom, we were about to leave the party and being Irish and having two rubber arms, he said, ‘Do you want one more drink?’ ” he continued. “And I said, ‘Yeah, okay,’ went in, ordered, turned around, saw this vision in a velvet dress and said, ‘Tommy, I’m going to dance with that girl.’ ”
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The couple’s wedding had many A-list guests in attendance including fellow Downtown Abbey star Michelle Dockery and Leech’s Bohemian Rhapsody costar Rami Malek — as well as Lea Michele and Darren Criss, who sang a duet.
“First one as a fiancé!” he added, breaking the news of their then-impending nuptials. “Thank you for saying yes and for making me the happiest.”
Downton Abbey hits U.S. theaters on Sept. 20.