Actor Peter Facinelli is going to be a dad again! His fiancée, Lily Anne Harrison, shared that she was pregnant and was expecting her first child with Facinelli on Friday.
She announced this news on her Instagram, wearing a black and red floral top showing off her baby bump.
While the little one is the duo’s first child, Facinelli is a proud dad to three daughters– Lola Ray, Luca Bella, and Fiona Eve–whom he shares with ex-wife Jennie Garth.
Read on to learn more about the expecting couple.
Lily Anne Harrison Is ‘Very Pregnant’
The “Christmas Camp” actress shared that she was expecting her first child with the “Twilight” actor at the “Behind-The-Scenes of Creating a Hallmark Movie” panel discussion held on Saturday.
“I’m pregnant,” she said. Before that, she had already shared an up-close picture of her stomach on her Instagram, announcing her baby bump. “Not a burrito belly,” she captioned the picture.
On the same panel, she also spoke about her fiancé, gushing about how she immediately knew that she would marry him.
“I sat down with him and knew immediately that he was my husband.”
Harrison called her parents after the meeting, revealing that she had just met the one. In 2020, the duo got engaged while on a holiday getaway to Mexico.
“Peter and Lily got engaged over the holiday during a romantic getaway to Mexico,” Facinelli’s rep shared with UsWeekly at the time. “Both are beyond elated and look forward to all the New Year will bring.”
Following the engagement, the “Vanished” star took to her Instagram to celebrate the big event. “Bye 2019. Thanks for kicking my butt, making me stronger than ever, protecting my family, and hurtling me toward my dreams also. Not a bad way to ring in the new year with my sweetheart,” she captioned the picture of the pair.
On the other hand, Facinelli posted a reel of images from the engagement, captioning, “a magical night with this incredible woman. A perfect ending to 2019.” He also added the hashtags, “#mazatlan #nofilter #2020Vision.”
The Pair Got Together In 2016
Facinelli and Harrison first started seeing each other in 2016, three years after Facinelli’s divorce from his ex-wife, Garth.
He recently shared on an episode of the “Allison Interviews” podcast how his dynamics with Garth shifted in a negative direction over the years and affected his new relationship with Harrison.
“I think in relationships, in the beginning, they are wonderful. You have this honeymoon period, and it is fantastic.”
He continued, “If that person talks to you in a certain way or does something, then all of a sudden, they feel they have permission to do that because you did not say, ‘That hurt my feelings.’ All of a sudden, it gets habitual, and it grows, and then you get resentful.”
He also shared that those habits, once established, aren’t easy to change.
“A relationship is like a tree. In the beginning, if it starts to bend, you can correct it, but if you allow it to continue on that path, there is nothing you can do to bend it back because it has already grown in that way and solidified,” he concluded.
He also revealed that his relationship with Garth influenced his communication with Harrison.
“When Lily and I got together, it was so wonderful, and I said to her, ‘I want to hold onto this. I want to be careful with each other, and let’s work hard every day to not get into bad habits,’” he gushed. “It has been six years, and I am proud of our relationship because we rarely ever raise our voice to each other ever.”
They Try To Talk Through Their Arguments
In the podcast, the “Can’t Hardly Wait” star admitted that they tried to talk it through while they had disagreements and arguments.
“We are careful not to hurt feelings and make it OK to do that. Just be super careful to treat each other with respect, to treat each other with kindness, and be honest with each other at all costs,” Facinelli added. “Once you start not doing that and feel you have permission to not do that, all of a sudden, those arguments and yelling become habitual and corrodes the relationship.”
Facinelli Is An Advocate For Prostate Cancer Awareness
The actor is passionate about prostate cancer awareness and has lead campaigns to help spread the word. He once shared a black and white picture of himself in his underwear to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness.
The actors father Pierino Facinelli is a survivor. He once encouraged men to post pictures in their underwear to aid more publicity about the movement.
“It is a vulnerable conversation, and we need to get it started. Ladies, encourage your men to do it. And to get screened. Your post and bringing awareness could save lives. Please Take control of your health. Get yearly checkups. Catch it early. And let’s help support the Prostate Cancer Foundation and help end prostate cancer,” he captioned his picture.
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