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Congratulations to Ashley Tisdale, as the former High School Musical actress is pregnant with her first child!

She made the announcement on Instagram – and it was too adorable for words. Literally!

The 35-year-old shared a series of pictures of herself and her husband, musician Christopher French, dressed in white, gazing at and cradling her baby bump.

They didn’t post any captions or hashtags and let the picture speak for itself. It couldn’t have been more magical!

Naturally, Ashley’s friends and co-stars were quick to offer their congratulatory messages…

Ashley’s HSM co-star Vanessa Hudgens called the new-parents-to-be “just the freaking cutest”, while another one of Ashley’s famous besties, Haylie Duff (Hilary Duff’s sister, of course) said she had “been waiting for this!!!” adding that they are the “best mama & papa combo!”

And after previously saying that she wasn’t quite ready to have children yet, it seems like now is the perfect time for Ashley and her husband – who celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary earlier this month – to expand their family.

Back in July last year, she said that she didn’t feel it was the right time for children. And that was perfectly okay…

“For me, it’s like, it’s okay to not want to start a family right away,” Ashley told People at the time.

“People are always asking me about that, but it’s just not the right time. And I have options out there.”

(The options she was talking about in her interview last year were in relation to her ‘Women Who Know’ campaign with Allergan, the company behind the birth control pill Lo Loestrin Fe.)

We couldn’t be happier for Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French.

Congratulations again, guys!