"The excitement I felt in that moment is unlike anything else!" Inanna Sarkis tells PEOPLE of learning her baby's sex

By Jen Juneau and Anya Leon
July 02, 2020 12:00 PM
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Inanna Sarkis is thinking pink!

The pregnant entrepreneur and actress's first child on the way with her boyfriend, model and actor Matthew Noszka, will be a girl, the parents-to-be share exclusively with PEOPLE.

As shown in photos from the sweet bash curated by Stephanie Terblanche of Wham Bam Events, loved ones gathered at the couple's home in Sherman Oaks, California. Following social-distancing guidelines as they noshed on refreshments and posed for photos, guests were surrounded by flowers from Mark's Garden.

Partygoers soon learned Sarkis and Noszka are expecting a daughter — with a little help from a 2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante.

"I really thought it was going to be a boy and so did most of our family and friends," Sarkis — whose hair, makeup and styling were handled by Glen Coco for Hair, Melissa Hernandez and Lauren Delaine, respectively — tells PEOPLE. "I didn't realize how much I wanted a girl until I saw the pink smoke behind the Aston go up. The excitement I felt in that moment is unlike anything else!"

"I honestly couldn't care [less] if it was a boy or girl," adds Noszka. "I just pray for a healthy baby!"

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Inanna Sarkis' sex reveal
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Inanna Sarkis' sex reveal
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Inanna Sarkis' sex reveal
Cibelle Levi

The After actress and social media star, who boasts over 10 million Instagram followers, tells PEOPLE that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic "has made it scary to be pregnant right now and has taken away doctor visits together and restricted travel for me to be able see my whole family."

But the silver lining is that "it has also given Matt and me some great quality time to just relax and appreciate these quiet months," Sarkis adds.

Now that they know the sex of the baby, have they decided on a name? In short, yes — but they're keeping it close to the chest until she's born.

Inanna Sarkis' sex reveal
Cibelle Levi
Inanna Sarkis' sex reveal
Cibelle Levi

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"A name is what makes a person who they are, so we spent a lot of time on it and wanted to pick something unique and special, yet strong," Sarkis says. "It always felt empowering to be the only one around with my name and I want her to feel that. We have a name chosen but it's a surprise!"

And for the present, "Being pregnant is truly a one-of-a-kind feeling," says the mom-to-be, "especially when I first started feeling her movements. It's crazy how a female body can create an entire life inside her."

"I love every bit of this experience," Sarkis shares. "From waking up and rubbing my belly to make sure she's doing okay, to listening to classical music to relax us both. She's like my new best friend and she's not even born yet!"