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.