Actress Essence Atkins and her husband Jaime Mendez are expecting their first child on Christmas Day.
“Our gratitude is overwhelming to have found each other and adding a baby to our happy home is truly a dream come true,” the couple tells People. “We are both elated and humbled by this amazing gift.”
Mendez and 39-year-old Atkins met on Match.com and got married in Pasadena, California in September 2009.
Atkins is currently starring in the TV series Are We There Yet?, which is executive produced by Ice Cube.