Elisabeth Hasselbeck has long been candid on The View about her desire to get pregnant again – and her wish has finally come true.
On Monday’s show, co-host Rosie O’Donnell asked: “I was just wondering if there’s anything new, Elisabeth?”
“Um, just a couple things,” replied Hasselbeck, 29. “Like, I’m totally three months pregnant.” Confetti then flew out of the studio ceiling.
“I figured that we’re going to be lonely without you,” Hasselbeck said to O’Donnell, who is leaving the show at the end of the season. “So, Tim and I thought we should get busy and maybe make a little co-host.”
The baby is due in November, Hasselbeck added, prompting the show’s star (and its executive producer), Barbara Walters to say, “And what is November?”
“Sweeps!” said Hasselbeck.
As for the baby’s gender, Hasselbeck says she doesn’t plan to find out until the birth.
Hasselbeck and her husband, New York Giants quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, also 29, will celebrate their five-year anniversary in July. They welcomed their first child, Grace Elisabeth, on April 6, 2005 – Tim’s 27th birthday.
The announcement of Hasselbeck’s pregnancy was released by ABC just prior to the show on Monday morning.
“Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 29, co-host of ABC’s The View, will announce live on-air today that she is pregnant with her second child and is due in November,” ABC said in a statement.
“Tim and I are incredibly thankful and excited,” Hasselbeck said in the statement.