The Unforgettable star and husband Shawn Sanford are expecting their second child together this fall, she tells PEOPLE. The actress is already six months pregnant and glad the cat’s finally out the bag.
“I’m so happy. I’m hoping to get all of the privileges now of a real pregnant person,” jokes Montgomery, who broke the news at a taping of ABC’s The View. (The episode will air Friday.) “I want to be respected and given lots of royal treatment.”
She also wants to set the record straight. “I haven’t told anyone yet, so people just think I have enormous boobs,” she says. “I was like ‘I wonder if they think I went and got a boob job?’”
The new baby, due in the fall, will join sister Violet Grace, 14 months, as well as the actress’ son Jackson, 6½, from her previous relationship with actor Adam Kaufman. Sanford, a Microsoft executive, also has two children – daughter Haley, 11, and son Braydon, 8 – from his previous marriage.
So what did all the kids say when they found out? “‘Cool! Can we go swim now?’” says Montgomery with a laugh. “With Violet they were all really really excited and then they realized that babies don’t do all that much.”
Meanwhile, Montgomery has been working non-stop on her show since the beginning of her pregnancy. Despite the hectic schedule, “I feel good,” she says. “I had nausea up until just recently.” Now all she can think about is her favorite meal: Chinese duck noodles. Says the actress, “I dream about them. It’s so bizarre.”
But she’s determined to curb the craving. “With Jackson I gained 83 lbs. This one I’m working out and really trying hard. Not too many doughnuts and Ding Dongs and Twinkies – all the things I wish I could eat and that as soon as I’m not an actress I will eat for the rest of my life.”
For more from Poppy on her pregnancy journey, check back Monday, when the actress will be posting the next entry to her PEOPLE.com blog series.
Stacey Dash has a mouthful for her old pal Kanye West while Zac Efron and his new love interest are taking “Hump Day” very seriously. Here’s all you need to know about what went down in pop culture today.
Stacey Dash says Kanye West needs to learn about rape. The star of Yeezy’s “All Falls Down” music video railed against the rapper on Fox News’ Outnumbered. [MTV News]
When Zac Efron wasn’t riding a horse oh-so beautifully on the beach, he and maybe-girlfriend Michelle Rodriguez got sexy on the dance floor. Yes, they’re still on vacation. [Buzzfeed/DailyMail]
Should we cry now or later? Fans react to a report that Eva Mendes is pregnant with Ryan Gosling‘s baby. [OK!]
Frozen meets Orange is the New Black in an animated mash-up you won’t want to miss. [The Daily Beast]
The second teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will definitely leave you terrified.
A old video of Angelina Jolie allegedly on heroin has resurfaced. [National Enquirer]
Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife are having a baby girl. [E!]
Sorry, Harry Potter fans. Daniel Radcliffe says he’s dunzo playing Harry in the franchise. [USA Today]
“Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?” the actor, 49, wrote. PEOPLE confirms the happy news.
The Avengers star and his producer wife are already parents to son Exton Elias, 2½. Downey is also dad to 20-year-old son Indio(who was arrested for cocaine possession last week) from a previous relationship.
The Tweet is a departure from Downey’s last pregnancy announcement, when he accidentally blurted out Exton’s sex during an appearance on The Tonight Show, later joking, “I think actually it’s been tougher on me. Just the hormones and the moods and stuff and the nausea, and the whole thing.”
Though he plays Iron Man on screen, Downey told Esquire in 2012 that he doesn’t want to seem superhuman to his kids.
“Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough. … Hero to me is not applicable to the human experience.”