Before sharing the happy news of her pregnancy with the public, Tiffani Thiessen let White Collar costar Tim DeKay in on her little secret.
“I could share [the news] with my wife,” Tim tells PEOPLE. “But other than that, I couldn’t share it with anybody. I was just so happy for her when she told me.”
Tim, who has two children of his own, says Tiffani “will make a great mom” and that when she returns to the USA drama “she’ll be swarmed with hugs.”
Tiffani, 35, and husband Brady Smith, who announced the pregnancy earlier this week, celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in July, saying, “We’re hoping to one day start a family. We’re just trying to time it out with work. We’re getting there. We’re now on that level that we’re thinking we need to make an addition to this twosome of ours.”
The couple’s first child is due next May.