Whole lotta love

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“It’s the most beau­ti­ful new chap­ter for us.”

Af­ter spring­ing her sur­prise baby news – it’s a boy! – on the set of the su­per-soap, the dawn­ing re­al­ity of im­pend­ing moth­er­hood is slowly sink­ing in for Jacque­line MacInnes Wood, who stars as St­effy.

“[I’m ex­cited about] how much love I am go­ing to give,” the stun­ner says. “I feel like I am a happy, pos­i­tive per­son, and it’s the most beau­ti­ful, yet scary new chap­ter be­cause of the amount of love that I am go­ing to give this child!”

It will be a first child for Jacque­line and elan Rus­poli, who were en­gaged late last year be­fore elop­ing in July. The ac­tress is about six months preg­nant but her co-stars had no idea un­til she re­vealed all on the set. Sashay­ing down the cat­walk in skimpy lin­gerie, she ex­claimed, “I just wanna let you all know: your girl is preg­nant! I’m preg­nant!”

court­ney Hope, who plays Sally, says, “I’m so sur­prised. I had no idea. And it’s su­per weird be­cause I work with her all the time.”

ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer and head writer Brad Bell was about the only one who knew. “She told me

“I’m still shak­ing at the news – it’s such a sur­real mo­ment.”

about a month ago, and she told me in per­son [and] came up to my of­fice,” he says.

“I’m thrilled. I’m a fa­ther of four kids my­self, and she’s just fallen in love with her hus­band – and now she’s fall­ing in love again with a child. It’s just a won­der­ful, won­der­ful thing.”

Jacque­line adds, “I’m still shak­ing, my hands are shak­ing, my body is shak­ing, but it’s such a sur­real, beau­ti­ful mo­ment and I’m happy to do it with peo­ple that I love.

“[For tips] I’ll prob­a­bly go to Kather­ine Kelly Lang, John Mccook... there are a lot of peo­ple here that I know are go­ing to give me re­ally good ad­vice. There are peo­ple [on the show] that I can lean on.”

St­effy’s not long had a baby so the preg­nancy won’t fea­ture on B&B. “[You’re go­ing to see] St­effy hold­ing things, St­effy be­hind desks,” she jokes. “What­ever work wants to throw at me, I’m game!”

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