The pregnancy report is in all probabilities inspired by the fact that the actress was spotted checking out maternity clothes during a New York shopping trip.
Matteo, moreover, also is said to have been overheard discussing the impending birth with Jennings.
Her spokesperson says,
"Drea de Matteo and her long time boyfriend Shooter Jennings are having a baby and they are so excited. The only reason we're announcing the news is because the very rude and condescending sales people at Veronique Maternity on Madison Avenue decided to leak this to the press, so please beware if you're trying to keep your happy secret under wraps."Matteo, an Emmy-winning Italian-American actress most famous for her roles as Adriana La Cerva on the HBO TV series "The Sopranos," and Jennings, a country rock singer, have been dating for five years. If only the pregnancy report is to be believed, the baby is due in late 2007.