[movieperson id="23242"]Sarah Michelle Gellar[/movieperson] and [movieperson id="182921"]Freddie Prinze Jr.[/movieperson] are expecting their first child, a source close to the couple told People magazine. "They're very excited," the source said.
The 31-year-old "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star and the 33-year-old Prinze, whose résumé of romantic comedies includes "She's All That," met in 1997 on the set of the teen horror flick "I Know What You Did Last Summer." They married in 2002 after dating for two years. For the couple's fifth wedding anniversary, Gellar legally changed her last name to Prinze.
The actors are currently hard at work on two upcoming television shows. Gellar will soon begin shooting the HBO pilot "The Wonderful Maladys," which she is also executive producing. The show is about dysfunctional New York siblings who lost their parents at a young age. Meanwhile, Prinze recently shot the pilot for "No Heroics," an ABC comedy about off-duty superheroes.
Recently, some of Gellar's former "Buffy" co-stars have also been in the family way. Alyson Hannigan, 35, who played Willow, and her husband, Alexis Denisof, 43, who played Wesley, welcomed a daughter, Satyana Denisof. It was the first child for the couple.
Meanwhile, Gellar's former onscreen love, David Boreanaz, 39, who stole girls' hearts as Angel, the vampire with a soul, appeared on "Live With Regis and Kelly" last month and announced that he and his wife, Jaime Bergman, are expecting their second child. The couple already have a 6-year-old son.