Drea de Matteo Is Expecting Her First Child

Drea de Matteo

Sopranos star Drea de Matteo, 35, was spotted perusing maternity wear – and not for a friend, but for herself. Spies at Veronique Maternity on Madison Avenue, overheard Drea say that she and her boyfriend – country rock singer Shooter Jennings – are expecting their first child. Reps for the star did not confirm the pregnancy, but spies at the store did note, “She isn’t showing much of a baby bump yet.”

UPDATE! US Magazine reports:
Drea de Matteo, who played Adriana La Cerva on the HBO hit series, The Sopranos, is expecting her first child, the actress’ rep confirms to Usmagazine.com. The child is due in late 2007.

“Drea de Matteo and her long time boyfriend Shooter Jennings are having a baby and they are so excited,” the rep tells Us. De Matteo, 35, and the 27-year-old country singer have been dating for five years.

Monday’s Page Six reported that “spies” at Veronique Maternity on Madison Avenue overheard Matteo discussing the pregnancy and let the news slip to the New York Post, adding, “She isn’t showing much of a baby bump yet.”

Matteo’s rep tells Usmagazine.com: “The only reason we’re announcing the news is because the very rude and condescending salespeople at Veronique Maternity on Madison Avenue decided to leak this to the press, so please beware if you’re trying to keep your happy secret under wraps.”

And De Matteo’s advice to moms-to-be? “Shop at Pea in the Pod,” the actress tells Us. “The salespeople are lovely and helpful and know how to keep exciting news to themselves.”

De Matteo has reportedly dropped thousands of dollars there since she received the happy news.

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  1. Zbella says

    Congrats to the happy couple. I do think it’s up to the couple (OK – the mom) to tell people when she feels like it. We all have different reasons to wait – or not!

    If ONLY I could have afforded to shop at Pea in the Pod – “That’ll be the day…” And I was thinking – how could she spend that much if she’s not even showing yet? 🙂

  2. Diva says

    That’s kind of a bitchy thing to say Elena.

    As someone who’s had to go through the heartache of a miscarriage that everyone around knew about, I can see why someone would want to keep it under wraps until they knew everything would be ok. She’s very early in her pregnancy and she had every right in the book to both celebrate and prepare for it, AND decide when she would go public with it.

    I say CONGRATULATIONS Drea, Shooter….. and Grandpa Waylon in heaven!

  3. Elena says

    hey what does she expect…she’s a celebrity and having people spy on you goes with the territory. She should have announced it herself and that way it would have been old news. At least she will be able to stay at home with the baby though, now that she is jobless. Perfect timing, I am thinking!

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