Entertainment TV 'Manzo'd with Children' 's Lauren Manzo Scalia Is Pregnant! The reality star and her husband wed last July By Anya Leon Anya Leon Anya Leon is a Senior News Editor and the Parents Editor for PEOPLE. She's been at the brand for over 14 years in various roles across the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. She has appeared on PEOPLE's podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, and covers everything from exclusive pregnancy news to every single Kardashian birth (11 and counting!). She resides in Northern Virginia with her family. People Editorial Guidelines and Natalie Stone Published on September 15, 2016 07:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy Lauren Manzo Scalia The Manzo family is getting bigger! Manzo’d with Children star Lauren Manzo Scalia is expecting her first child with husband, Vito, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. “We are so excited to be expecting our first child, due in early 2017. What a crazy year it has been for us. Life is full of wonderful surprises!” the couple reveal in a joint statement. “We had been trying to get pregnant for a while, and as soon as we stopped placing so much pressure on ourselves, it actually happened,” the Real Housewives of New Jersey alum tells PEOPLE. Though the couple doesn’t yet know the sex of their first child, they fully intend to find out before the baby is born. “We do plan to find out the sex, and I’m team ‘girl’ while Vito is team ‘boy!’ ” she admits. In July, Scalia opened up to her husband about not yet being pregnant a year into their marriage. “I get nervous that we haven’t gotten pregnant yet,” she told Vito. The couple were engaged for nearly two years before they tied the knot in July 2015. Manzo’d with Children airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.