Actress Kaley Cuoco says she is “beyond blessed and over the moon” after announcing she is pregnant with her first child.

The Big Bang Theory star, 36, revealed the news that she and partner Tom Pelphrey, 40, are expecting a baby girl next year.

It comes just over five months after the pair confirmed they were dating in May.

Cuoco, who played Penny in the hit comedy show, shared the news on Instagram with a series of photos including one in which she held several pregnancy tests.

Other pictures included the couple holding items of baby clothing and mugs reading “mama bear” and “papa bear”.

The actress has been married twice, first to American tennis player Ryan Sweeting, whom she divorced in 2016, and then to equestrian star Karl Cook.

In September 2021, Cuoco and Cook announced they had filed for divorce after three years of marriage.

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In April this year, Cuoco told Glamour US she “will never get married again” but would like to find a “long-lasting relationship or a partnership”.

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