USMagazine, Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:45am (PST)
Grin and bare it! Kristen Bell rocked a big smile -- to match her bigger-than-ever baby bump -- when she stepped out in L.A. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Clad in black jeans and a black T-shirt rolled up to expose her bare, pregnant belly, the 32-year-old House of Lies star looked radiant and relaxed.
Three days earlier, the Veronica Mars alum celebrated her approaching due date with a group of her closest pals at a party in Los Feliz, Calif. "All my best girlfriends came to my baby shower," she tweeted Feb. 23, alongside a photo of herself with House of Lies co-stars Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson. Also in attendance at the bash were Hart of Dixie actress Rachel Bilson and writer Kelly Oxford, who shared a funny snapshot of Bell posing with breast pumps.
Us Weeklybroke the news of Bell's pregnancy in November. This will be the first child for the actress and her fiance, Parenthood star Dax Shepard, who proposed in 2009 after two years of dating.
Bell, who quipped earlier this year that she weighed "about 367 pounds," told Entertainment Weekly in January that having a bun in the oven has made her "happy all the time, and dumb." She's enjoyed the positive effects of pregnancy -- but she's not quite so psyched about the whole giving birth thing.
"I feel like, when I arrive at the hospital, I want a glass of whiskey, I want the epidural in my back, and I want to get hit in the face with a baseball bat," she joked to Ellen DeGeneres of how she's bracing herself for labor. "Wake me up when it's over, because I've seen the videos -- and it looks terrifying."