Perception actress Rachael Leigh Cook is looking forward to the arrival of her first child with Vampire Diaries’ actor Daniel Gillies. Referring to the fact that the couple have been married since 2004 – she recently shared to People that they wanted to wait until now to start a family.
The 33-year-old explained, “We got married incredibly fast. We got engaged after dating for maybe five months and we got married a couple of months after that. There was just so much more both of us wanted to do. We wanted to travel and accomplish a lot more in our professional lives.”
Cook continued, “We’re both people who like kids, but we weren’t jumping up and down, like, ‘Oh my God, let’s start that chapter of our lives. We weren’t those kind of people. Now that we know what our lives are going to look like — sort of — for the next couple of months, we just felt like it was the right time finally. We’re not getting any younger.”
Due in the fall – she says that her first trimester was challenging.
“It was difficult. I was tired. I didn’t have any of the sickness, but the fatigue and all of the changes that are going on with your body on top of what goes on working a 15-hour day once you get through hair and makeup — in heels — is not that fun. Luckily, I love my job. It’s just hard carrying that much more weight around. But the wardrobe’s been exceptionally accommodating and everyone’s been really sweet. I started showing way sooner than I expected — I’m unavailable for any more work until the kid comes.”