Christina Ricci surprised fans by revealing that she is pregnant with her second child.
The happy news comes just months after the actress obtained a restraining order against her ex-husband James Heerdegen, amid allegations of domestic violence.
Ricci, 41, announced that she was expecting a baby on Tuesday with a photo of the ultrasound posted to her Instagram account, along with the caption “Life just keeps getting better.”
His hairstylist Mark Hampton hinted that he was the child’s father by posting his own series of ultrasound snaps with a similar caption.
Surprise! Christina Ricci, 41, reveals that she is going to have a baby … one year after filing for divorce from husband James Heerdegen
The star is already a mother to six-year-old son Frederick ‘Freddie’ Heerdegen – who was born in 2014 – and whom she shares with her ex James.
In April this year, Ricci and her ex-husband reached a custody deal after their contentious separation sparked abuse accusations from both sides.
The settlement was submitted to Los Angeles County Superior Court in May, according to documents obtained by Page Six.
The deal favored Ricci, allowing the actress to keep their son after moving to Vancouver, Canada to film a new project, with Heerdegen getting visitation rights.
Expanding her offspring: The star is already a mother to son Freddie Heerdegen – born in 2014 – and whom she shares with her ex James (pictured above last year)
Ricci also agreed to pay “reasonable travel and accommodation costs,” which include “economy airfare” for her ex. She will also be able to choose where he stays during his sightseeing trips.
The Addams family star obtained a restraining order against Heerdegen in January. He tried to get his own injunction later that month, but was denied.
Heerdegen made shocking accusations when filing a temporary restraining order, claiming her ex was abusing alcohol and prescription drugs, making her a danger to their young son.
Deal: Christina Ricci and ex James Heerdegen have entered into a custody deal that will allow their six-year-old son Freddie to live with his mother in Vancouver, Canada, while she shoots a project. His father will have visitors. They are seen in 2019 above
He also claimed that he had to check their son’s breast milk bottles for fear they might be contaminated by the alcohol she had drunk the day before.
Her case came just days after Ricci accused her ex-husband of physically assaulting her.
She said she had to hide knives in the house because she feared Heerdegen would kill her after allegedly saying he would only feel sorry for her if she was “dismembered into little pieces”.
A judge granted Ricci a domestic violence restraining order against Heerdegen in early January, six months after filing for divorce.
Ricci and Heerdegen got married on October 26, 2013, they welcomed their son together the following year.
Ex: Ricci and Heerdegen got married on October 26, 2013, they welcomed their son together the following year (Photo in 2017)