The writer and comedian shared the news in the most on-brand way.

By Isabel Jones
Dec 11, 2020 @ 8:04 am
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Jenny Slate has some big news … She’s pregnant!

The writer and comedian appeared on Thursday’s episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers and made a major reveal. 

When asked how the last nine months in the pandemic were for her, Slate, 38, had a story to share.

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"Let me tell you, on night one of the lockdown, we had a really romantic night of being together, real sweet with my fiancé,” she said, referencing writer and artist Ben Shattuck. “And then I did what everyone else did. I kind of hunkered down and baked a lot of bread. But I just want to say I think I might have baked too much bread or eaten too much bread. You tell me, Seth."

The Little Weirds writer then stood up to show her stomach.

"Um, how have the exact last nine months been? They've been real pregnant for me.”

Slate went on to discuss the fortuitous timing of her pregnancy, telling the host, “It's very nice to have something that's incredibly positive during a time that's hard and sad.”

She added, "It's nice to have a little secret treasure.”

Slate revealed that she and Shattuck were engaged in September 2019, telling her Instagram followers, “He took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and i screamed YES.”