Huge congratulations are in order for Eliza Dushku. The recently married Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress is pregnant with her first child. Dushku confirmed the news to US Weekly at a February 14th screening of her new film, Mapplethorpe. The 38-year-old actress has been married to Peter Palandjian, a former tennis star, for about six months. This is their first child together (although Palandjian has four children from a previous relationship). The couple got engaged in June 2017, and US Weekly notes that they tied the knot at the Boston Public Library.
She also said she was preparing for her final year of college in Boston, noting that she is “really excited about what I’m doing with my life these days.”
Dushku recently made headlines for speaking out about her personal experiences with sexual harassment and molestation. In December, news broke that CBS had paid the actress $9.5 million in a settlement after she was sexually harassed on the set of the drama Bull. And in January 2018, she revealed that she had been sexually assaulted as a 12-year-old on the set of True Lies.
Congratulations to Dushku and her husband on their growing family. We’re wishing them nothing but the best.