By peoplestaff225
Updated April 23, 2008 01:47 PM

Actor Eric Mabius received a special gift while on the set of Ugly Betty last week — his wife, interior designer Ivy Sherman, announced to him that she is pregnant with their second child.

The 37-year-old admitted that he and his wife have been trying for a few months and the writer’s strike provided the perfect opportunity. When it didn’t happen before the strike ended, Eric admits that Ivy was "very frustrated" as she assumed they would have to wait until the summer due to Eric’s working schedule. Happily, the actor reports with a smile,

The new baby, whose sex is not known, will join big brother Maxfield Elliot, 22 months.

Source: AP via USA Today