'Private Practice': Caterina Scorsone's real-life pregnancy being written into the show

private-practice-hires-caterina-scorsone-abc.jpgDr. Amelia Shepard is expecting a bundle of joy on "Private Practice," and it's all Caterina Scorsone's fault. The actress and her husband, musician Rob Giles, will welcome their first child this summer, according to People magazine. 

Scorsone says "PP" creator Shonda Rhimes was inspired after she was informed of the baby news. "The news came out of left field and I think she decided she could use this for dramatic purposes," Scorsone jokes to People. "As an actress it never feels like right time. But once we knew what was happening we were like, 'This is perfect.'"

All of Scorsone's coworkers have been supportive, she says. "Everybody on set has been pretty sweet and is offering me fruit."

Amelia will find out the news in tonight's (Feb. 23) episode. "This year Amelia -- who had been sober -- fell off the wagon after her friend died," Scorsone says. "She hit rock bottom, had an intervention and went to rehab. So this news is on the heels of that."

Do you think this flows naturally with Amelia's storyline? Or is it a shock?
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