Congratulations are in order for DAYS OF OUR LIVES alum Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa) and husband, Jason Wayne, who are expecting a baby girl! The couple already have two sons who they are fostering, but now the actress is pregnant with a girl. “I’m getting a baby for my birthday,” Lilley enthused on Instagram, expecting to give birth in August.
The expectant parents have already considered names, and seem to have settled on Julie. They even did a photo shoot where he held pink balloons while she held her growing baby bump to share the blessed news with their family. “I love everything about it,” Lilley declared. “We’re definitely going to frame it in baby Julie’s nursery.”
Lilley, who also filled in for Kirsten Storms as GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Maxie, reprised her DAYS role of Theresa Donovan in the spring of 2018 and in October of that year, released “King of Hearts,” the first single from her upcoming album. Not to mention her frequent appearances in romantic Hallmark movies such as Mingle All the Way and Harvest Love. But her career is going to take a back seat now that she’s welcoming a third child into their loving family that already includes their two-year-old foster son they are currently in the process of adopting, and his biological half-brother who is just 11 months old.
“I absolutely love being a mom of boys, but there’s a couple of reasons we wanted a girl,” Lilley told People Magazine. “One [being], we don’t have one. More importantly, the reason we wanted the girl is now my sons won’t have a bio-son to compare themselves to and I think that’s really, really important.”
We wish nothing but the best for the happy family and can’t wait to see the first pictures of the beautiful little angel when she is born. And for more on your favorite daytime stars — past and present — keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine!