AceShowbiz - Jackie Cruz is pregnant. The "Orange Is the New Black" alum, who claimed she's had dealt with fertility issues for years, announced that she's currently expecting twins with her husband Fernando Garcia.
The 35-year-old expectant mom broke the happy news when speaking to PEOPLE. "It's been a wonderful pregnancy, honestly," she told the outlet. "I've been working on it for a few years. I've had some issues with fertility."
Unlike her husband, Jackie was in a rush to conceive and didn't believe she could do it naturally. "Going to doctors, they want you to take all this medicine. My husband, he's really into just being natural and believing that you can do it," she shared. "I was against it."
"I was like, 'No, I want this now.' But he was like, 'No, come on. Give your body a chance. This is what the woman is made for,' " she went on recalling. "But some people are different. Some people have to take fertility [medication], but we wanted to try natural first. And of course, if that didn't work, there were other avenues."
Jackie additionally divulged that she and her spouse left Los Angeles for Mexico to "detox a little bit and get away from all the stress." Unbeknownst to her, she was around three months pregnant while in the middle of detoxing. "I didn't even know and I didn't see it, but I was a little bit emotional," she said. "I just thought that was normal. I did miss my period, but I was just in the moment, nurturing my body, my soul, meditating and believing."
Now that the "Lansky" star is six months pregnant, she said she's never felt sexier in her life. "I've just been learning a lot about my body and you know what? I feel so sexy. Like, I got to be honest with you," she pointed out, adding that she's "never felt so comfortable in my body."
"It's so weird. I walk around naked in the house because underwear bothers me now. My husband's like, 'I like this new you.' I mean, we live in the middle of the jungle, so it's not like people are looking through our window," she elaborated further. "But it's been such a great experience. I've never felt so comfortable in my body. This is scary. I like being pregnant. This could happen again."
Jackie and Fernando tied the knot on August 28 in Oaxaca, Mexico. When confirming their marriage, the actress shared a picture of the couple's hands with a picturesque beach in the background and she simply wrote in the caption, "8/28/20." The snap showed off their wedding rings by Sarah Appleton Fine Jewelry.