Eliza Dushku's baby bump was just visible under a long-sleeved black top as the couple posed for photos Thursday night

By Aili Nahas and Jen Juneau
February 15, 2019 09:30 PM
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Peter Palandjian and Eliza Dushku in N.Y.C. on Feb. 14
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Bring It On — motherhood, that is!

Eliza Dushku is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Peter Palandijan, PEOPLE confirms.

The spouses stepped out together Thursday evening in New York City to attend a screening of Mapplethorpe starring Matt Smith, with the mom-to-be’s baby bump making its debut.

“So much to be happy and grateful for, we could not be more thrilled,” Dushku said on the red carpet with Palandijan, who is also executive producer of the film.

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The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 38, tied the knot with businessman Palandijan, 54, in August. Alongside news of her nuptials, Dushku also shared a series of images from the pair’s romantic outdoors ceremony in Boston.

In one photo, the bride appeared to triumphantly raise her hands while the pair walked down the aisle, and in another, the couple shared a sweet kiss on the lips. For the ceremony, Dushku wore a form-fitting, lacy white gown featuring an elegant cutout across her back.

The actress also shared a snapshot of herself and Palandjian kissing on a tandem bike at the Boston Bike Party, a monthly occurrence that was last held on Aug. 17 — one day before the pair’s nuptials.

Fittingly, she simply captioned the post, “8.18.18,” including two heart emojis.

Peter Palandjian and Eliza Dushku
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Dushku announced her engagement to the businessman on Instagram in June 2017, when she shared a photo from the proposal. “YES!! Absolutely, my love,” Dushku captioned a snap of the pair holding hands.

Palandjian is the CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and a former professional tennis player. The father of four graduated from Harvard in 1987 and was a two-time captain and four-year letter winner for the Crimson, earning All-Ivy honors before turning pro.

Though Dushku has largely kept her relationship relatively out of the public eye, she and Palandjian shared a sweet embrace and posed on a red carpet in New York City in April, when she showed off her gorgeous engagement ring.