Zooey Deschanel Pregnant With Second Child
Zooey Deschanel and her husband of less than two years, Jacob Pechenik, are expecting their second child together, according to PEOPLE.
The couple — who married in a secret ceremony in June 2015, just one month before Deschanel gave birth for the first time — are already parents to their 18-month-old daughter, Elsie Otter, who was born in July 2015.
The New Girl actress opened up during a 2015 interview with Today about the pair’s decision to give their daughter the unorthodox middle name Otter, saying they drew inspiration from the mammal’s intelligence and sweet disposition.
"We both love otters, they’re very sweet and they’re also smart," she said. "They use tools…they hold hands while they sleep. There are so many wonderful things about otters, they’re amazing animals."
Deschanel also spoke about how motherhood altered her perspective on adulthood in the May 2016 issue of Redbook, saying, "I've never really felt like an adult. But I think it's a huge accomplishment to have a child, so maybe I feel like an adult for that reason."
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