JoAnna Garcia Swisher, ‘Animal Practice’ Star, Is Going to Be a Mom

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So much for celebrities wanting to remain private about their personal lives. Animal Practice star JoAnna Garcia, 33, and her baseball player husband, Nick Swisher, released some exciting news that they are expecting baby. And they did so in a very public way: by posting the news on Facebook Monday! “We are so excited to finally be able to share our exciting news with you!” the couple wrote. “We are expecting a little Swisher in the spring of 2013!”

The couple was thrilled the share the news. “Words can’t describe how blessed we feel to be expanding our family and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new addition,” they said. “Your support and kindness has meant so much to us throughout the years and we wanted to personally share the news with you all. Love, Nick and Jo”

While Garcia hasn’t always had the best of luck in the love department — she broke up with her first fiance, Trace Ayala, after being engaged for nearly two years — life has changed quite a bit for the former Reba star. She reportedly began dating Swisher in 2009, while he was playing for the New York Yankees (he’s now a free agent); Swisher proposed in May of 2010. The two didn’t waste any time and tied the knot on Dec. 11, 2010, at the Breakers Hotel & Resort in West Palm Beach, Fla. Now, the couple has their first baby on the way.

Garcia also tweeted a message to her fans. “So happy to finally be able to share our news! @NickSwisher & I r expecting our 1st baby in 2013! Feeling so blessed & beyond excited!” she wrote.

So happy to finally be able to share our news! @nickswisher & I r expecting our 1st baby in 2013! Feeling so blessed & beyond excited!

— JoAnna Garcia (@JoAnnaLGarcia) November 12, 2012

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News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."