They tied the knot that New Year’s Eve, making for a lot of giddy looks and red carpet dates as Hudson became the toast of awards season, and she enthusiastically envisioned spending the rest of her life with him.

During her time away from Hollywood, “I learned how much I love providing for my husband-something I will always cherish, even when I’m working,” she said.

The short time that lapsed between Hudson’s marital separation and the start of her on-and-off relationship with Owen Wilson, her co-star in 2006’s Me, You and Dupree, prompted many assumptions that he had something to do with the end of her marriage-speculation that was adamantly denied by Wilson’s camp.

“Lance and Alex are phenomenal athletes who have made some bad choices and let a lot of people down,” Hudson reflected to InStyle in 2014.

At the time the source didn’t consider their relationship too serious.

Fast-forward a year, and Hudson was dropping hints that it had gotten serious.

Hudson shared the happy news today, writing on Instagram that she kept it private for as long as possible, but that her bump was about to start doing the talking for her.

She’d had a nausea-plagued first trimester, the giddy-again actress revealed, but she, Danny, Ryder and Bingham are “Crazy excited!” Hudson even shared the gender reveal, w the whole family gatd in the yard holding black balloons festooned with question marks, which when popped let forth a stream of smaller pink balloons and confetti.

As always, the more love in Kate Hudson’s life, the merrier.