Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper is pregnant with her second child. Kemper and husband Michael Koman — who already have a 2-year-old son, James — are expecting again.
The star, 39, revealed the pregnancy on a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live after the late-night host teased her for missing the party he threw for the cast of Live in Front a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons.
“This is my nightmare that this subject would come up,” she said. “I was unable to make it. I am so sorry. I’m gonna tell you why: It’s because I’m pregnant and I felt sick … I’ve been blaming the pregnancy [for] so many things, and this is one of them.”
According to E! News, Kemper's stylist, Jessica Paster, had also shared the happy news, on Instagram after Kemper attended the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt event on Wednesday, May 29. Paster had styled Ellie in a red snakeskin dress by The Kooples. "You ace it every time, Jess!!!" the star had commented.
In March 2018, Kemper had opened up to Us Weekly about the challenges of parenthood . Two months later, Kemper praised James’ progress. “He’s a genius,” she said. “I can’t believe how he’s mastered all of these words already. In the past week, he’s started imitating, mimicking words that I say. He says them right back to me and I think he’s the smartest person on the planet.”
“It is incredible how quickly everything changes,” she added at the time.