updated 02/08/2008 AT 1:40 PM ET
•originally published 02/08/2008 AT 11:20 AM ET
Desperate Housewives actor Kyle MacLachlan and his wife, Desiree Gruber, are expecting their first child, their rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The baby is due in July. “We are really excited,” says the mom-to-be, 39, who is president of Full Picture and executive producer of Project Runway.
“We are thrilled,” MacLachlan, 48, tells PEOPLE. “I’m so excited that I ve been telling anyone who will listen!!”
MacLachlan, who also starred on Sex in the City, will next be seen in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
The two have been married for six years after having first met in a chiropractor’s office. “We just started talking,” Gruber tells PEOPLE. “We always say, ‘Thank goodness Kyle had a bad back.”
Friday proved a big day for Gruber. Besides confirming her baby news, she wrapped the Project Runway season with pal Heidi Klum.
“We just left the finale at the [Mercedes Benz Fashion Week]) tents,” Gruber says. “It’s been a great day.”
Klum is also happy for the prospective parents, says Gruber. “She’s so excited. Heidi wants all her friends to have kids. She wants her kids to hang out with our kids.”
The pregnancy was first reported on the New York Post’s Page Six.