Cupid's Pulse Article: Malin Akerman Is ExpectingCupid's Pulse Article: Malin Akerman Is Expecting

By Nicole Weintraub

Malin Akerman and her husband Roberto Zincone are going to be parents, according to People. Best known for her roles in Wanderlust, Watchmen, and most recently Rock of Ages, Akerman could not be happier. The couple has been married since their wedding in Italy in 2007. At the time, people were doubtful of their relationship, even going as far as to tell the actress, “I’ll give the two of you five years.” However, the actress is happy to prove the critics wrong, as she and her husband get ready to welcome their first child into the world.

What are some ways to prepare your relationship for a child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Pregnant? Congratulations! Now you had better get shopping and planning. Here are some tips on how to prepare your relationship for your upcoming child:

1. Plan ahead: Instead of waiting nine months to figure things out on the spot, the two of you as a couple should do your homework. Research different options for your child so that the two of you can be better prepared to face what comes with welcoming a baby into your family.

2. Make decisions together: Generally men don’t like shopping. Though, they are bound to be more interested in shopping together for your future baby — especially when it comes to how much money they will be spending. Remember you are not alone and the two of you are going to be co-parenting.

3. Communicate: Communicating openly with your partner is more important now more than ever. The two of you need to be on the same page once the baby comes, so it’s best to work on your communication now while you have time.

How did you prepare your relationship for your baby? Share with us.