By peoplestaff225
Updated March 18, 2005 03:06 PM

Actress Monica Potter (Boston Legal) and her fiance Chris, an orthopedic surgeon, are expecting their first child together. No due date was given. Monica has two sons, Daniel and Liam, from a previous marriage.) They are planning a June wedding.

Boston Legal producers have no plans to write her pregnancy into the show beyond a recently shot scene in which Denny Crane, William Shatner’s character, calls her "chubby."

"There’s no hiding it [now]," Potter, 33, tells "My gut’s getting big… I could pass it off as beer and say that I’ve been out late [a lot], but I can’t blame it on that."

How is Monica going to work her new baby into her career? She said, "I would love to strike a balance somehow. I always put my family first, and if it was possible to do both, that would be great."

Fortunately, David E. Kelley, the producer of the show, has a nursery at the studio for his employees’ kids.


Thanks to CBB Reader Marlee.