Julia Pace Mitchell Is Pregnant

Julie Bowen at The P.S. ARTS Show in Santa Monica

Julia Pace Mitchell is pregnant!

The Young and the Restless star and her husband Stephen L. Hightower are expecting a baby together in May.

“I feel so blessed and hopeful about becoming a mommy for the first time,” the mom-to-be says in a statement released by her rep.

The couple plan to name their future baby Stephen L. Hightower III.

Mictchell already has some experience giving birth. She had to act of giving birth when character Sofia Winters gave birth on the soap opera.

“I’m sure giving birth in real life will take a lot longer than on TV!” she jokes.

The mom-to-be and businessman Hightower tied the knot in September 2011.