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Alyson Hannigan is pregnant. What a coincidence! So is Lily

December 16, 2011 |  4:15 pm

Alyson Hannigan is pregnant

The last time Alyson Hannigan was pregnant, her sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother," would hide the star's belly behind (wink, wink) a basketball, say, or a globe. 

Now her character, Lily, is pregnant for the first time -- and Hannigan's representative has confirmed that the actress is pregnant for the second time. Whew! The belly can be above-board.

The actress' representative confirmed her impending and now quite obvious motherhood to Us Weekly, which shows 37-year-old Hannigan walking along, looking well-rounded. She's "thrilled," the mag quotes a source close to the star.

Hannigan and husband Alexis Denisof -- both of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fame, and he of "Angel" fame -- already have 2-year-old daughter, Satyana.

Craig Thomas, executive producer and show co-creator, told the Chicago Tribune in 2009 that the writers just decided to make "an extra joke" out of Hannigan's impending tyke. "Why be subtle," he said.

This time, the pregnancy can just be incorporated into the storyline. In mid-May, "HIMYM" had Lily dealing with food poisoning, which, surprise, turned out to be the beginnings of a baby.


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Photo: Alyson Hannigan as Lily on "How I Met Your Mother" in November 2010. Credit: Anne Cusack /Los Angeles Times