Exclusive: Ansley Gordon is expecting, talks about her pregnancy

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Ansley Gordon and husband Brian Balzerini
Ansley Gordon and husband Brian Balzerini. Photo Credit: Molly Torian Photography

Actress and filmmaker Ansley Gordon has a major announcement to make in her personal life. She and her husband, Brian Balzerini, are expecting their first child. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the exclusive interview.

The secret is out!

“We’ve been keeping this a secret for months but… My husband, Brian, and I are pregnant with our first child,” she exclaimed. “This journey has had its twists and turns but we couldn’t be more excited to meet our baby this coming July.”

An emotional journey but well worth it

When asked if it was an emotional process when she found out she was pregnant, she responded, “Oh my gosh, there were so many emotions when we first found out. We’ve been trying to start a family for a few years now and, like many couples, it wasn’t as easy for us as we thought it was originally going to be. We actually got pregnant late last summer, right after ‘The Abigail Mysteries’ premiered on Great American Family, but miscarried before the end of the first trimester. It was a really traumatic experience and during a big upheaval in our lives. I had to have a procedure and the whole thing. But, unexpectedly, we got pregnant again shortly after and now we’re due this July!”

“I actually found out the day A Christmas Frequency premiered on Hulu. It was a big day,” she exclaimed.

Will the couple have a gender reveal party?

The couple revealed that they will not have a gender reveal party. “We aren’t, but we know the gender. We got the results back on Christmas morning and it was such a sweet surprise. It’s a girl!” she exclaimed.

“We waited so long to tell people that I’m pregnant that by the time most people would have done the gender reveal party, we were just starting to share the news. I’m almost in my third trimester which feels wild!”

Three movies with Jon Stoddard out

Most recently, she had three new movies with Jon Stoddard out… “Love on Retreat” on UPtv, “A Christmas Frequency” on Hulu, and “Baked with a Kiss” also on UPtv. “Jon and I had three movies premier in less than 6 months! Crazy, right?” she said.

“Jon knew I was pregnant when we were doing press for ‘Baked with a Kiss’ and he joked after our interview with the network that I had ‘that glow’ which made me laugh but I told him I was so glad he didn’t say that while we were on air because I wasn’t ready to share the news yet,” she said.

“My husband and I were just starting to try for a baby back when Jon and I filmed ‘Love on Retreat’ so he’s known this is something we’ve wanted for a long time,” she added.

Great American Family

Gordon shared that she loves working with Bill [Abbott] and the whole Great American Family team. “I’ve met so many great people through working with the network like Danica McKellar who took me to lunch after ‘The Abigail Mysteries’ premiered and has checked on me throughout my pregnancy,” she said.

“Danica is such a doll and has the best heart and I am so thankful to know her! I’ve also loved getting to connect with Merritt Patterson who starred in ‘One Perfect Match,’ my favorite of my scripts to be produced to date,” she added.

Future plans

Regarding her future plans, she shared, “I have a couple of fun things in the works that I can’t wait to share with everyone! One is a massive project (the biggest of my career) that will be out later this year, after our daughter is born, which is so cool to say. I can’t wait to watch it with her!”

“I also might be dusting off the magnifying glass to solve another mystery soon,” she foreshadowed.

Fans and supporters

For her fans and supporters, she expressed, ” I can’t thank everyone enough for their support. The Great American Family community especially has been really amazing over the past year, welcoming me into the family with open arms. This can be a tough business and I am so thankful to get to make work that resonates with people and that I get to connect with so many passionate fans! I feel really lucky to be living my dream in a way that little Ansley would be so proud of.”

To learn more about Ansley Gordon, check out her official website, and follow her on Instagram.