Liza Huber, who plays Gwen Winthrop, on the outrageous daytime drama, Passions is expecting a baby this New Year’s Eve. Playing it safe, Huber kept things under wraps for her first trimester. Now, the mother-to-be is bursting at the seams, gushing to reporters that since this is the first grandchild the expectant couple’s families are thrilled to pieces and plan on celebrating the pregnancy in New York on the fourth of July.

Liza is married to Alexander George Hesterberg III. The couple have known each other almost all their lives, and married March 13, 2004 in a ceremony in Garden City, NY.

Huber has been seen shopping with her mother, legendary soap star Susan Lucci, preparing for the little one. Huber reports that the couple’s parents will be in Los Angeles for the birth. Fans are already speculating on whether Liza’s pregnancy will be written into the storyline. I guess we’ll have to keep watching to find out.