Former George Lopez star Constance Marie, 43, and her fiance, yoga teacher Kent Katich are expecting a baby girl in February.
“I am feeling good now,” the five-months pregnant actress told Us magazine. “But the beginning was rough! Instead of ‘morning sickness,’ they should call it ‘all day sickness!'”
She said she “wasn’t sure” she wanted to have a child initially.
“But after 10, 11 years of playing a mom, starting with [1997 biopic] Selena and then to the George Lopez show, I think I finally decided that I wanted to be one in real life!” she tells Us magazine.
She added, “If you’re not around children constantly, you don’t realize how wonderful they are!”
She shared that she’s thrilled she’ll have a daughter.
“It’s all so exciting!” she told Us magazine. “A little girl!”
She added that she and Kent still aren’t sure if they’ll marry before or after the baby arrives.
“I think marriage is a wonderful thing, and I believe in it, but really things are so good … why mess with them?” she told Us magazine. “I’ve heard success stories from both sides, so I think we are good.”
Added Marie, “It’ll be his little girl, too – and she’ll have his last name. I hope she has his nose too! He has a great nose!”