'Ugly Betty' Star Ana Ortiz Hoping for Another Baby


She may be playing a lovelorn single mother on ABC's Ugly Betty, but there's plenty of support for actress Ana Ortiz's wishes to keep having babies. The 38-year-old star of the hit television series welcomed her first child Paloma just two months ago. Now, however, she's excited to have another one.


Ana Ortiz told OK! Magazine that she wants her daughter to have some company as soon as possible. During the Fashion Secrets of the South gift lounge held at NYC's Double Tree Metropolitan Hotel, she brought her kid in a stroller and discussed her plans.


"The sooner the better," Ortiz, who plays Hilda Suarez on Ugly Betty, announced. "We're definitely looking forward to having a playmate for her."


Even though she can't wait for another baby, the actress is still relishing in the special milestones of Paloma's life. "She just started smiling," Ana Ortiz exclaimed. "That's her latest thing - smiling. It's always in the morning, and it's like she's trying to laugh. It's almost like she's coughing - like a cat coughing up a hairball. It's so cute."


While her romantic relationships on Ugly Betty have been unsuccessful, her real life is far from it. She wed Noah Lebenzon in 2007 and their bond has just gotten stronger with Paloma around. Perhaps Hilda can learn a few things from her.


"It's incredible," she said. "It's so much deeper. Before, you're together, but there's never that sense of 'til death do you part, right? When she came along, I was like 'oh yeah, now I get 'til death do you part.' We are together forever. There's no one I respect more as a man and as a dad. He's surpassing my dreams. I'm really lucky."


She's also getting plenty of encouragement from her Ugly Betty co-stars, particularly Mark Indelicato. He plays her son in the show, and it's easy to see why these two stick to one another like glue.


"Mark and I are inseparable," Ortiz explained. She even said how his mom has become Paloma's fairy godmother. As for the actor, he said, "It's so great to see Ana be so happy with the baby." Maybe all that happiness will spread to season four? A bundle of joy might not work with the storylines, but it'd be quite a delightful change for Hilda if possible.


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