Meghan Ory headlines new Hallmark movie The Secret Gift of Christmas with Christopher Russell

Meghan Ory and Christopher Russell will headline the new Hallmark movie The Secret Gift of Christmas. The film will premiere as part of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas lineup. In an Instagram post, Ory promoted the movie, which she also helped produce. “This is my first time producing and it was SO fun! Can’t wait […]

Meghan Ory was pregnant while filming Season 6 of Chesapeake Shores. The actress announced the news on Instagram in a post celebrating the end of shooting Season 6 of Chesapeake Shores.

“I started this season with #hyperemesisgravidarum and ended it with #covid — it has been quite the run!,” she wrote, “thank you so much to our amazing cast and crew for having so much patience with me while I tried not to barf on anyone.”

Ory, 39, has a son with her husband, actor John Reardon. In an Instagram post announcing the birth of her son, Ory shared a photo of herself right before he was born.

“Feeling very grateful to say goodbye to my built in coffee table and hello to Baby who is here and healthy! So much gratitude this #canadianthanksgiving,” she wrote.

Months later, she shared a photo of herself feeding her son.

“Anyone else get the #breastfeeding face smash?! #momlife,” she wrote.

Meghan Ory shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her son on Instagram.
(Image: Instagram/@officialmeghanory)

Meghan Ory pregnant

Ory’s fans and her castmates responded with enthusiasm to the news that she is expecting.

“BRAVA bella,” one wrote in a response to the post. “You are strength incarnate.”

Robert Buckley, who plays Ory’s love interest on Chesapeake Shores, replied with, “You are unstoppable.”

Ory has played Abby O’Brien on the hit Hallmark series since it debuted in 2016. Based on a series of books by Sherryl Woods, the show followed a single mother (Ory), who returns to her small hometown in Maryland following a divorce. She is thrown right back into the drama of her large Irish family and reconnects with her ex-boyfriend Trace Riley, who was played by Jesse Metcalfe on the series.

Fans were shocked when Metcalfe announced he was leaving the series shortly before filming began on Season 5.

“I just felt that there wasn’t really anything else I could do with the character,” he said in an interview.

Writers introduced a new character in Season 5, an eccentric billionaire developer who falls for Abby despite their widely different personalities.

About Meghan Ory

A native of Victoria, Canada, Ory made her television debut in the film The Darklings. She went on to star in the series Higher Ground, The Outer Limits, and Dark Angel. In 2006 she made her Hallmark debut on the mini-series Merlin’s Apprentice. While filming the show she fell for her co-star, John Reardon. The couple married in 2008.

From 2011 to 2016 she played Ruby Lucas/Little Red Riding Hood on the TV series Once Upon a Time. After starring in the Hallmark movie Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow, she was cast as Abby O’Brien in the network’s new series Chesapeake Shores.

Season 6 of Chesapeake Shores will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, August 14 at 8/7c.

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