Skating with Celebrities' "taboo" couple on impending parenthood

Actress Kristy Swanson and her beau, Olympic medal-winning skater Lloyd Eisler, allowed OK to tag along as they perused baby items at the store Flicka in L.A.
During their shopping spree, the couple spoke about Kristy’s current pregnancy and their future family plans.

"We had already talked about children but planned on waiting about two years," Kristy, 36, says. "Everyone has the plan that the house comes before the baby- but not in this case."

The couple became involved last summer when they were teamed together on the reality competition show, Skating With Celebrities. They won the show and started tongues wagging when they came out as a couple in December of last year. The reason for the big controversy: Lloyd was married (to Marcia O’Brien), had a young son (now 2), and his wife was pregnant with their now 8-month-old son.

"We were great friends from the beginning, but during the first two weeks, I felt there was something, " Lloyd, 43, says.

A few months thereafter, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Their baby is due in February.

"I was feeling a little hefty but didn’t think about being pregnant since my period had been quite recent," Kristy says. "When I missed the next month, I got a little worried. I bought a home pregnancy test, and the three-minute wait felt like the longest of my life! Just to be sure, we took three separate tests."

Lloyd adds, "We were being so careful, so it came as a bit of a surprise. We gave ourselves a week to mull it over- and I think the decision we made is one that we’re both really happy with."

Kristy said her skating workout kept her in such great shape that her pregnancy has been pretty easy, but says her cravings have been very strong.

"I’ve started drinking more milk, and I love cottage cheese," she says. "Yesterday, I had a craving for brownies. I ran next door and borrowed my neighbors car, since Lloyd was out with ours, and drove around but couldn’t find any. My neighbor ended up baking me some!"

As for the future, the two say they know one thing: they need a new family-oriented vehicle. They also may decide to relocate their growing family.

"We only have a two-seater sports car and a motorcycle, so that will definitely have to change," Kristy says. "We haven’t decided yet if we’re going to stay in L.A. or move down to Orange County to be closer to my mom."

Source: OK, Oct. 2, 2006, pgs. 54-55

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