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The pair will welcome a baby girl later this year

By Nicholas Rice
February 17, 2021 09:06 AM
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Josh and Lauren Swickard are expanding their family.

On Tuesday, the A California Christmas costars and real-life couple revealed that they are expecting their first child together — a baby girl — later this year.

Lauren shared an Instagram photograph of herself holding up a positive pregnancy test as her husband planted a kiss on her stomach, alongside two pictures of herself cradling her growing baby bump.

"@joshswickard and I have kept this secret long enough. Our dream come true. Baby girl, we can't wait to meet you! 6 weeks until you're here!!! We love you SO MUCH! 💕🌸💐," Lauren wrote, adding the hashtags, "#33weekspregnant," "#secretsout," and "#babygirl." 

On his own Instagram account, Josh shared the same image, writing, "#GIRLDAD so excited for this next chapter of life …. @laurenswickard let's gooooo!!!!!!!!"

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The couple, who met while playing love interests in Netflix's Roped, tied the knot in July 2019 after announcing their engagement at the end of 2018.

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Following the couple's announcement this week, Josh and Lauren both appeared virtually on Access Hollywood to talk about their exciting baby news.

After showing off her baby bump, Lauren told the outlet that it has been the couple's "little secret for the last eight months."

"I have about six weeks left of the pregnancy, so we're almost there," she said.

Adding, "We actually were pregnant during the filming of A California Christmas," Josh began to chime in before his wife took over and quipped, "It happened during the filming of A California Christmas."

Lauren also noted that she is "so excited" to become a mom as it has been "one of my dreams since I was a little girl."