updated 03/31/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/31/2011 AT 3:15 PM ET
A Bones baby is on the way.
Emily Deschanel and husband David Hornsby are expecting their first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
The actress, 34, and Hornsby, a writer-actor best known for his role as Rickety Cricket on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, met through friends and began dating in 2007. They were married in an intimate ceremony in L.A. last September.
Deschanel is due later this year.