Candice Accola is expecting her first child with The Fray guitarist Joe King, and the young couple announced it on Instagram on Monday, with the help of Joe's two daughters from a previous marriage, Ava and Elise!
"Sometimes a Saturday is best spent painting t-shirts and taking an awesome family photo," Candice wrote. "Happy Monday everybody! #ThatAintNoBurritoinMyBelly Thank you to our friend @softspiritstrong for coming over and snapping this sweet pic 📷"
While that announcement may rank up there among some of the cutest we've seen in a long time, it certainly won't dampen the speculation that season seven of the CW vampire show -- after Nina Dobrev's departure in season six -- will be its last.
'Vampire Diaries' star Candice Accola is pregnant! See her super cute announcement
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 18: Candice Accola attends the 55th Monte Carlo TV Festival Closing Ceremony and Golden Nymph Awards at the Grimaldi Forum on June 18, 2015 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO- JUNE 16: Actress Candice Accola poses for a portrait at the 55th Monte Carlo TV Festival at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo on June 16, 2015 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images Portrait)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Actors Wentworth Miller (L) and Candice Accola attend the CW Network's 2015 Upfront party at Park Avenue Spring on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The CW)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Candice Accola (R) and husband Joe King attend TrevorLIVE Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium on December 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Designer Claire Pettibone and Actress Candice Accola attend Claire Pettibone Bridal Runway Show with Wedding Paper Divas at Pier 94 on October 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Wedding Paper Divas)
Tyler Hoechlin and Candice Accola (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
Actress Candice Accola arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert 3D' at the El Capitan Theater on January 17, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Actress Candice Accola poses with Simon G Jewelry at the 2010 Hollywood Life Young Hollywood Awards on May 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 04: Actresses Candice Accola (L) of Team Spike TV and Nina Dobrev of Team Palladia HD participate in DIRECTV's Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl Game at Victory Field on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DirecTV)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 09: Actors Kayla Ewell and Candice Accola attend the NYLON Magazine And Tommy Girl Celebrate The Annual May Young Hollywood Issue - Party at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 9, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for NYLON Magazine)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Candice Accola arrives at iHeartRadio Music Festival press room at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 13: Actress Candice Accola attends the GenArt hosted dinner party at the Andaz Hotel on March 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Candice Accola and Joe King attend the Hollywood Reporter's celebration of the Emmys at Soho House on September 19, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 12: (L-R) Actor Paul Wesley, actress Candice Accola, actor Michael Malarkey, actress Kat Graham and actor Ian Somerhalder attend the 'The Vampire Diaries' panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 12, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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Obviously, Hollywood can get creative and work around an expecting co-star, but the writers would have a challenge weaving a pregnancy storyline into the plot because, as all us Vampire Diaries die-hards know, vampires cannot technically get pregnant because their bodies are frozen in time. ET has reached out to show reps to see what their plans are for Candice's role in the upcoming season.. ET has reached out to show reps to see what their plans are for Candice's role in the upcoming season.
The 28-year-old fan favorite plays Caroline Forbes, who is affectionately known as "Barbie Vampire" on the show, and is romantically linked to Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). And, as the show revealed at Comic-Con, Team Steroline has "a lot of very unexpected twists and turns" to look forward to next season when it comes to Caroline and Stefan's relationship.
One positive sign for fans hoping the show will continue is that executive producer, Julie Plec, fully expects it will!
"I actually do not foresee the show ending after next season," she told the crowd at Comic-Con. "We have more story to tell and we have this gorgeous family that's not ready to split up next season."