Cupid's Pulse Article: Ginnifer Goodwin Opens Up About Her Pregnancy and WeddingCupid's Pulse Article: Ginnifer Goodwin Opens Up About Her Pregnancy and Wedding

By Sanetra Richards

Every fairy tale has a happy ending! According to, Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin talked all about her pregnancy and marriage for the first time publicly to Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, April 23. While talking about the active baby, the 35-year-old said “There’s like, a Cirque du Soleil performance. It’s like alien stuff.” The actress and Kimmel went on to discuss her recent wedding to co-star Josh Dallas on April 12th: “We wrapped production on Once Upon a Time, I think, two weeks ago,” Goodwin told Kimmel. “And a couple days later, I was wed in Venice, California.” “I married Prince Charming,” she gushed. “We’re both Southern, so I was literally barefoot and pregnant at our wedding. I was afraid I would fall over, I don’t know what I was thinking.” When asked if her parents were upset about her premarital pregnancy, Goodwin replied “No, no. We may be Southern, but that’s their first grandchild,” she clarified. “They’re all coming back out here in a couple of weeks to camp out and wait,” Goodwin said of her in-laws and parents’ excitement of the baby’s birth.

How do you keep your family involved in your pregnancy?

Cupid’s Advice:

The announcement of a pregnancy brings tons of happiness and joy. Your mind is racing a thousand miles per hour, you are planning and preparing and cannot think of too much else. However, you want to be sure to include those who mean the most to you, family — chances are, you will get more support than you could ever imagine. Cupid has some tips on how to keep your family involved along the way:

1. Offer invites: Open up your home to any family members that could possibly lend a helping hand along the way. Let them know the door is always open if they would like to visit and spend time with the expecting mother. Encourage them to attend a doctor appointment to see the baby’s ultrasound or go shopping for the nursery together.

Related: Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Tie the Knot

2. Ask for suggestions: You are going back and forth with names or a color scheme for the baby, do not be opposed to asking your family for their ideas. They would be delighted and honored to know you would consider their options. You may even want to include them on organizing and decorating for the shower. Another helping hand would not hurt!

Related: Ginnifer Goodwin Is Expecting a Baby with Co-Star Josh Dallas

3. Inform them:  If something exciting happens throughout the pregnancy, share the news! Your family will feel as if they are being included and not just when the baby is born. They will continuously support and guide you along the way (possibly into the delivery room).

What are some ways to keep your family involved in your pregnancy? Share your tips below.