â€œPrivate Practiceâ€ star Caterina Scorsone, who plays Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the show, and her musician husband, The Rescuesâ€™ Rob Giles, have confirmed they are expecting their first child. The baby is due this summer.
â€œWeâ€™re over the moon,â€ Caterina tells PEOPLE exclusively. â€œIâ€™m starting to show now. Everybody on set has been pretty sweet and is offering me fruit.â€
The 30 year-old revealed Greyâ€™s Anatomy/Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes was inspired by her pregnancy to come up with a different storyline for her character, who had went to rehab after hitting rock bottom following the death of a good friend.
â€œThe news came out of left field and I think she decided she could use this for dramatic purposes,â€ jokes Caterina. â€œAs an actress it never feels like the right time. But once we knew what was happening we were like, â€˜This is perfect.â€™â€
â€œShonda was immediately excited and talked about what we could do when the baby came so [he or she] could be on set,â€ she continues. â€œSheâ€™s been unbelievably supportive.â€
Congratulations to Caterina and Rob!
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