Ashely told Us Weekly that she’s both “nervous” and “excited” to have two children but jokingly add that she’s looking forward to “not being pregnant anymore.” While Topher said he couldn’t wait to have “less sleep.”
Topher addressed the big announcement telling E! News, “As you can see, we’re expecting our second,” before jokingly telling charity head Jennifer Howell, “And after learning what toddlers are really like, this one is all yours Jen.”
The Gossip Girl actress also revealed the news to her followers on Instagram on Sunday, January 5. “When you try to do the ‘bump cup’ thing but you’re not really sure it worked #pregnant,” the actress captioned a snap of her and Topher at the event as she cradled her growing baby bump.
Fans and friends congratulated the actress including Shameless actress Shanola Hampton who wrote, “Sooooo excited for you two! congratulations!!!” While another user wrote, “Congratulations Ashley and Topher!!! Your beautiful family is growing, many blessings.”
Topher and Ashley welcomed their first child, daughter Mabel Jane Grace, on November 1, 2017. The couple recalled their first time as parents during an interview with Us Weekly in January 2019. “Amazing … but awful, but amazing.” The That 70s Show alum offered up some advice for soon-to-be-parents. “Get some sleep now,” the actor said. Adding, “And save it for then.”
Ashley also got candid about how their date nights have changed since the birth of their daughter in November 2017. “Wine and Netflix,” the actress revealed. “We try to get some sleep when we have a babysitter, so we go to bed at 9. It’s fun stuff at the grace household. Very exciting stuff.”
Topher and Ashley dated for two years before getting married in an intimate ceremony in May 2016 in Montecito, California. Ashley opened up about married life in an interview with Us saying, “It’s crazy! I mean, it’s good. It’s actually a little bit more different than I thought it would be.” The actress noted, “Because we lived together beforehand, so I didn’t really think that anything was going to change, but it does. It feels a little extra special.”