Casper’s actress Casper, 41, shared on Instagram Tuesday her pregnancy news, posting a photo of an ultrasound image with the caption, “Life keeps getting better.”
Her boyfriend, hairstylist Mark Hampton, also posted the ultrasound images on his page, also captioning his announcement, ” Life Keeps getting better!!! “
Many of Ricci’s most famous followers commented on her news. Kat Dennings wrote “Oh my God !!!”.” Helena Christensen also said “Wonderful,” and Diane Kruger added, “CONGRATULATIONS!”
Last month, Ricci celebrated Hampton’s birthday on Instagram, writing at the time that he is her “favorite person,” also calling him a “gorgeous human” and “bringer of all things happy, magical and good.” She wrote “I love” as well. The next year will be the best yet.
Ricci is already a mother to Freddie, her son who just turned 7 years old. She shares Freddie and James Heerdegen with her estranged husband, from whom she filed for divorce in July 2020. After meeting while working on her TV series Pan Am, the couple were married in 2013.
This past January, Ricci obtained a domestic violence restraining order against Heerdegen after she accused him of physical abuse in court documents obtained by PEOPLE at the time. Ricci stated in the filing that she was subject to “severe emotional and physical abuse” by Heerdegen, with many of these abuses taking place before their son.
Larry Bakman, Heerdegen’s attorney, stated that Heerdegen “unambiguously denies all allegations made by Ms. Ricci regarding abuse that occurred in 2020.”
In 2017, Ricci spoke out to Net-a-Porter’s digital magazine The Edit, about the changes she had experienced since becoming a mother. Ricci said that marriage reveals your weaknesses and makes it difficult to deal with life. Having a child forces one to learn at the speed of light. “I am a completely different person now than I was before having my child.”
Ricci explained to IndieWire in 2019 why she chooses to keep her son’s life private and off social media.