I thought the biggest story to come out of the When Calls The Heart universe this year would be whether or not the show would get renewed for season 10 after moving beyond the onscreen love triangle headlines that dominated in previous seasons. It turns out however that a surprise announcement came out this week after When Calls The Heart star Chris McNally had a baby with another Hallmark star.
The Hallmark star in question would be Julie Gonzalo who starred with Chris McNally in another Hallmark film The Sweetest Heart. That television movie aired on the network in 2018 and apparently the two got together sometime afterward although neither of them noticed they were expecting a baby on social media. Instead fans simply received the adorable announcement after the fact.
Surprise! Really though this shouldnt come as much of a shock to any enthusiast. Chris McNally has a big social media presence but rarely presents anything personal. Well anything personal outside of your adorable dogs. Instead he often chooses to release photos of himself Erin Krakow and the rest of the When Calls the Heart cast on set. Even when Gonzolo made the birth announcement his social media was quiet.
While there were apparently no hints that the two would have a baby together eagleeyed fans saw a post some time ago where Julie Gonzalo also shared posts featuring the famous Instagram pups mentioned above. Fans understood often commenting things like These 2 look familiar. Loved The Sweetest Heart you two are cute together and Ahhhhhh I recognize these babies!!!
The baby announcement was greeted by some famous names including Julie Gonzalos other costar Ryan McPartlin who appeared alongside her in the 2022 TV release Cut Color Murder also responded with some heart emojis. And if youre familiar with Gonzalos work outside of Hallmark you might remember that she played a pregnant character in Dodgeball years ago. Her costar from that movie Justin Long also joked
What??? Julia!!! You had a REAL baby! I hope our movie baby doesnt get jealous. Congratulations. In addition to having a super secret baby Julie Gonzalo is known for roles on Supergirl and Veronica Mars as well as her work at Hallmark. Her partner Chris McNally currently stars in When Calls The Heart and was notoriously 1/3 of her main love triangle finally and controversially winning Elizabeth Thornes heart. Well be sure to keep you updated on whats next for the two new parents and stars.