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Jurnee Smollett-Bell attends the WGN America Presents 'Underground' For Your Consideration EMMY Event Exclusive Screening And Panel Discussion at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 17, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Jurnee Smollett-Bell is pregnant with her first child! The Friday Night Lights actress confirmed the big news with a sweet post on Instagram and Twitter Monday.

To make the annoucement, the sister of Empire star Jussie Smollett shared a photo of herself with husband Josiah Bell and wrote in the caption, "He+Me+Baby= Three. So in love with this beautiful blessing God has given us. #WeArePregnant!!"

In the intimate shot, a smiling Jurnee is dressed in a flowing cream maxidress gets hugged from behind by Bell, who took to social media to repost the image, as did proud brother Jussie.

"My little baby is having a baby!!!!!!!! @jurneebell. I remember mommy giving birth to you and now you're about to have a baby of your own," the actor wrote in a heartfelt message.

He continued, "I love you so so so so much. This is the most blessed event in life and you & @josiahbell are built for it. Love y'all so much. #BabyBell is coming! #UncleJussieForTheSecondTime."

The actor, who has worked with Jurnee on the WGN series Underground, also recently took to Instagram to support his sister.

"I can't believe how incredible of an artist @jurneebell is and how proud I am of her. I hope that right after everyone watches #Empire at 9/8c on Fox, you head over at 10/9c to #WGNAmerica and catch my baby sis and the entire brilliant cast and crew blow your minds. Don't say I didn't tell y'all," the 32-year-old wrote alongside the dramatic post, which shows a side-profile view of Jussie standing next to his sister.