It looks like we’ll be adding one more actress to the recent baby bump brigade. Following the rampant rumors of Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancies, People.com reported this morning that Alyson Hannigan is pregnant. Alyson, 34, and husband Alexis Denisof, 42, announced that they are expecting their first child this spring.
Currently, Alyson Hannigan stars as Lily Aldrin on the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Jason Segel plays her TV husband, Marshall Erikson. I consider Lily and Marshall television’s best couple and Hannigan’s pregnancy might mean a pregnancy for Lily. In general, I’m not a fan of babies on TV, but Lily and Marshall have always wanted to start a family. I’m really not sure how I feel about it. I’m like Natalie Imbrulia: Torn. There’s no news yet on how Hannigan’s pregnancy might affect the fourth season.
Hannigan is probably best known for her role as Michelle Flaherty from the American Pie series. Her famous line “This one time, at band camp” launched her into stardom in 1999.
Television enthusiasts know her best as Willow Rosenberg, Buffy’s best friend and integral member of the Scooby Gang on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hannigan actually met her husband, Alexis Denisof in 1999 on the set of Buffy. Denisof played the role of recurring character Wesley Wyndam-Price in the show’s third season. He later went on to play the same role on the Buffy spin-off, Angel.
Evidently, Hannigan asked Denisof out on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, shortly after they first met, and Denisof declined. He had a personal rule against dating coworkers. The two remained friends and eventually dated. During winter break of 2002, the two were heading up to Seattle to spend the holidays with Denisof’s family. On their road trip, they stopped in Napa Valley to go wine tasting and Denisof couldn’t wait any longer. While the two were having a romantic picnic at a lake, he proposed.
Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof were married in October of 2003, four years after they met. Their wedding was featured in the February 2004 issue of In Style magazine.
-Kim Wetter, BuddyTV Contributing Writer
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