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Josh Peck And His Wife Are Having A Baby And Drake Bell Is Getting Involved

The New Zealand comedy band “Flight of the Conchords” predicted this many years ago — the babies are having babies. It’s becoming, as they said, a “ridiculous Russian doll situation.”

Former child star Josh Peck, 31, and his wife Paige O’Brien are having a baby! One half of the team at the center of the mid-2000s classic Nickelodeon comedy, Peck wed O’Brien last June, and if their Instagrams are to be believed, they are gloriously happy and lit with a glow from within and without at all times. The couple announced O’Brien’s pregnancy on Instagram last week. Even the fetus looks photogenic.

Oh baby. Literally, there’s a baby in there. Love u @paigeobrienn ? @stormshoots

A post shared by Josh Peck (@shuapeck) on

But enough about the loving couple and the intense but private process of gestating human life! What of our relationship to the “Drake & Josh” fandom?

Don’t worry, our boys got us. In a 16-minute YouTube video posted on Monday, Peck shows friends’ reactions to his wife’s pregnancy. Skip to 11:39 for the “Drake & Josh” reunion.

Mazal tov, Paige! Mazal tov, Josh! Mazal tov, Drake! But most importantly, mazal tov to us, the fans. The season of rejoicing approaches.

Jenny Singer is the deputy lifestyle editor for the Forward. You can reach her at or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

This story "Josh Peck of ‘Drake & Josh’ is Having a Baby" was written by Jenny Singer.

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