Vanessa Hudgens pregnant with first child, debuts baby bump while hosting 2024 Oscars red carpet

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Vanessa Hudgens is going to be a mom!

The “High School Musical” alum will be welcoming her first child with her husband, MLB shortstop Cole Tucker.

On Sunday, Hudgens — who stunned in a floor-length black Vera Wang Couture gown — debuted her growing baby bump while co-hosting ABC’s “Countdown to Oscars: On the Red Carpet Live!” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

She glittered in Chopard jewelry, including a necklace featuring a10-carat yellow pear-shaped diamond and nearly 30-carats of white diamonds as well as diamond rings and earrings from the brand’s Haute Joailler collection.

Vanessa Hudgens is expecting her first child with her husband, Cole Tucker. Getty Images

On Sunday, she debuted her growing baby bump while co-hosting ABC’s “Countdown to Oscars: On the Red Carpet Live!” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Getty Images

The actress stunned in a floor-length black gown. Getty Images

The baby news comes more than three months after Cole and Hudgens walked down the aisle in front of 100 of their closest friends and family in Tulum, Mexico.

On Dec. 2, Hudgens, 35, and the athlete, 27, exchanged vows at the Azulik City of Arts, a museum “45 minutes into the jungle,” the actress raved in a chat with Vogue at the time.

“I knew that it was our place,” she added. “I felt like I was transported to some kind of utopia, unlike anything I had ever been to before.”

The exciting news comes after the pair got married in Tulum, Mexico, on Dec. 2. Instagram

They got engaged in early 2023 after first being linked in November 2020. Vanessa Hudgens / Instagram

“It was whimsical and magical, and I just fell in love.”

The “Princess Switch” star and the pro athlete fell in love with each other at the end of 2020.

They were first spotted hugging at the Canyon Country Store in Los Angeles that November, and after that, had no problem packing on the PDA.

The lovebirds made their red carpet debut in November 2021. Cole Tucker/Instagram

The pair made their red carpet debut at the 2021 AFI Fest Opening Night Gala and got engaged less than two years later.

“I was extremely surprised,” Hudgens admitted to People following their engagement.

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“We had definitely talked about it, but I did not expect it to happen the way that it happened and the moment that it happened.”

Hudgens revealed in a previous interview that she expected to have kids around the age of 36. Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency /

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“It definitely caught me off guard and I was bawling my eyes out.”

It’s no surprise that she’s preparing to be a mom, as the “Sneaker Night” songstress said in 2022 that she planned to have kids in the near future.

“I always thought that around 36, 37 is when I would want to have kids, and that still plays,” she candidly explained to Nylon.

In October, she shut down curious fans who were convinced she was pregnant at her bachelorette party. Getty Images for WarnerMedia

“I don’t feel panicked about it.”

In October 2023, though, Hudgens had to clap back at trolls who were spreading rumors that she was expecting during her bachelorette party.

“Not pregnant so y’all can stop,” she told curious fans under a video she posted from her bachelorette weekend.