Update: Liza has announced that she’s expecting a son.

Originally posted June 14th: Actress Liza Huber, who plays Gwen on Passions, announced on her messageboard Tuesday that she and husband Alexander George Hesterberg III are expecting their first child on New Years Eve. This will make her mother, soap star Susan Lucci, a first time grandmother.

In an interview with TV Guide, Liza says, "Oh my gosh, we are just over the moon…The baby’s due date is December 31! It’s really the end of December or very early January, but you know how they like to give you just one date. It wound up being New Year’s Eve. So it’s going to be a very busy, very exciting holiday season." Of her mom’s impending grandma status, Liza says, "She’s gonna give new meaning to the word grandmother…She certainly doesn’t look like a grandmother! This is the first grandchild for both my parents and my husband’s parents, so everyone is beside themselves with joy."

Source: TV Guide

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