Don’t you just love it when fiction and real life coincide? Alyson Hannigan‘s character of Lily Aldrin on “How I Met Your Mother” has been pregnant since the end of last season, and now Hannigan is, as well.
Us Weekly got a picture of Hannigan walking around sporting a baby bump, and the proverbial “source close to the star” confirmed it, saying she’s thrilled to be expecting her second child with husband Alexis Denisof.
Luckily, this time around, the writers of “HIMYM” aren’t going to have to play “hide the bump” like they did a few years ago with both Hannigan and Cobie Smulders; it was getting to the point where it became a running joke on the show. And we’re heartened that Hannigan decided to use the “Jenna Elfman method” of acting, figuring if she was going to be pregnant on the show, she might as well be pregnant in real life.
But does that mean that Lily and Marshall (Jason Segel) are going to suffer through the longest gestation period ever? We don’t know how many months along Hannigan is, but we’d imagine she’s due in the spring, right as “HIMYM” is close to wrapping up its season. We’re guessing Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have figured all this out, slow down the timeline and explain why Lil spent the show’s entire 7th season preggers. At least we hope they’ve figured it out.
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