Zooey Deschanel is expecting her second child with husband Jacob Pechenik.

The 'New Girl' star - who already has 18-month-old daughter Elsie Otter - was reportedly spotted sporting a baby bump while filming the new series of the Fox sitcom on Wednesday (25.01.17), according to Us Weekly magazine.

Rumours that the 37-year-old actress is expecting another child with the hunky film producer - who she is married in 2015 - circulated in December.

Zooey - who was married to Death Cab for Cutie vocalist Ben Gibbard, 40, from 2009 to 2012 - previously spoke about her daughter's unusual middle name, admitting she and her spouse wanted something ''wild'' to go with her ''classic'' first name.

Jokingly asked by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres if Otter is a family name, she quipped: ''In a sense that we're all mammals.''

She then added: ''We thought Elsie is a classic name - a lot of people have grandmas and aunts named Elsie. And then we were like the middle name can be a little bit like wild.

''We both found that we had a mutual love for otters. There were some more normal middle names... but I saw that nobody else likely had the middle name 'Otter.' ''

However, one thing that didn't impress the star during her first pregnancy was the ban on coffee and wine.

At the time, she said: ''You can't eat so many things when you're pregnant! If I was vegan, I'd just be like ... ohhh.

''You can't have sushi. You can't have cheese that tastes good.

''You can have a little bit [of coffee], but I would have, like, four cups a day. And now I can have a half cup, which is a joke! It's a total joke!

''You can't have alcohol. I miss that, I like wine.''

Despite the bans, she admitted her and Jacob were still planning on having fun with the pregnancy.

She shared: ''We are gonna be surprised. It's more fun. Make it into a game!''