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In The Fast Lane—Zooey Deschanel Delivers Baby & Secretly Gets Married

Zooey Deschanel arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Credit: Splash News

Talk about a double shocker! Zooey Deschanel not only welcomes a new baby, her rep confirmed on Monday, but also secretly tied the knot to producer Jacob Pechenik. Her new husband asked her to marry him earlier this year on her birthday (January 17). This is her second marriage (she divorced Death Cab For Cutie musician Ben Gibbard in 2012), but her first child. The New Girl actress, 35, delivered her baby girl baby in Austin, Texas, at the end of July, according to Page Six.

Star reported on the announcement earlier this year: “Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one,” the new mom said in a statement.

The two started dating after meeting on the set of a movie. Shortly after, the couple announced the news of the pregnancy and the engagement in January, but have kept details—like finding out the gender of the baby—under wraps. “We are going to be surprised. It’s more fun, you know. Make it a game,” she told Jimmy Kimmel Live!.