updated 04/01/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/01/2011 AT 9:30 AM ET
She just went public with the news that she’s pregnant, and Emily Deschanel has already gotten her first round of public congratulations from a very special celebrity: Her sister, Zooey.
“My big sister, Emily (aka bones) Deschanel and her husby, David Hornsby, are going to have a baby!” Zooey Tweeted Thursday. “I am super excited to be an aunt!”
Bones star Emily, 34, and her husband announced Thursday they are expecting their first child together. She is due later this year.
– Sara Hammel