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Watch Ellie Kemper, a.k.a. Kimmy Schmidt, Announce She's Pregnant

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There's still t-minus 24 hours until the absolutely delightful sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns to Netflix for season 2, but its star Ellie Kemper has some lovely news to hold you over until then: she's pregnant!

Last night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kemper announced the news wearing a very sparkly embellished dress then joked, "It's actually just a disco ball." She also celebrated the only way a newly pregnant woman should: by eating a pint of Ben & Jerry's. Watch the (adorable) announcement below.