shanola hampton expecting pregnant baby girl Shanola Hampton and Daren Dukes expecting a baby girlActress Shanola Hampton and husband Daren Dukes have a new little bundle of joy on the way, the couple tells People. They are expecting a baby girl due in late January.
“We are beyond excited to expand our family and begin this new chapter,” says the couple in a statement. “Words can’t describe the joy our hearts feel.”

Hampton plays Veronica Fisher on Showtime’s “Shameless,” where she’s also about to be a mom — her character’s mother is acting as the egg donor and surrogate for Veronica’s baby with husband Kevin, after the two of them could not conceive.

The 36-year-old actress has been married to Dukes for 13 years and this will be their first child together. “Shameless” returns Jan. 12 on Showtime.

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