“It’s true,” the Parenthood star confirmed during an Monday appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. ”My mom is probably the most excited. It’s an unhealthy thing — I don’t recommend it — but she has a Google alert on my name, so if I do anything, she finds out about it, basically,” he joked.
While we’re happy to hear his confirmation, we didn’t really need it! On Monday, we spotted Bell’s growing baby bump while out walking the dogs.
This will be the first child for the House of Lies actress, 32, and Shepard, 37, who began dating in 2007 and have been engaged for nearly three years.
Even with a baby on-the-way, the pair will not tie the knot until same-sex marriage is legal in California.
“We wouldn’t want to invite all of our friends who don’t have that right to celebrate us, who have that right,” Shepard said in July. “We just don’t feel right about that.”