"They are thrilled and ready for a change of pace," a friend of the couple told the magazine.
Ricci and Heerdegen were married in October 2013, two years after meeting on the set of ABC series Pan Am.
"I love so many things about him," Ricci said about her husband-to-be five months before being married. "He's my favorite person on Earth."
The couple said from the beginning that they were hoping for kids. Ricci shared, "I can't wait to have our own little world replete with small beings!"
Heerdegen has recently worked on the sets of some big movies, including Captain Phillips and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. He is currently working as a crew member on both Elementary and Birdman.
Although Ricci may be best known for her child roles in movies like The Addams Family, Mermaids, Now and Then and Casper, she has made quite a name for herself as an adult as well. She has at least four projects currently in production, including Mothers Day with Susan Sarandon, Laura Dern, Andie MacDowell and Sharon Stone. The movie will be very fitting for Ricci, who will celebrate her first Mother's Day next year.
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