By peoplestaff225
Updated September 11, 2006 09:07 AM
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Marcia Cross, who recently announced she is expecting her first child, headed out for a walk with a friend in Brentwood on Thursday. Dad is Marcia’s husband, Tom Mahoney, who she married in June. They are expecting in April next year. A day after Marcia confirmed the pregnancy, co-star from Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria said that they "were all suspecting it because she was acting funny and she had been sick a couple of times, so we were all like, ‘She is pregnant’."

Marcia has been quite open in the recent past about the realities of conceiving later in life. She told USA Today, "I don’t like the average woman being misled into thinking that fertility is something that goes on forever. When a woman gets older, they get a donor egg, which doesn’t make the baby any less beautiful or perfect. One’s own eggs only last so long, and sometimes at 43 or 44 you can have your own baby, but statistically it’s very difficult and expensive. You don’t want to wait that long." It is unclear if she herself went the donor egg route, since with the timing of the pregnancy, it could very well be a honeymoon baby as well!