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Joey Lawrence and Samantha Cope are Married + Expecting Baby

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Joey Lawrence and Samantha Cope got married a few months ago, and the newlyweds have even more exciting news to share: they’re expecting a baby! The actors took to social media to share all about their nuptials and pregnancy, so keep reading to see what they said, plus get details on other milestones in their relationship. 

How long were Joey and Samantha dating?

Joey Lawrence and Samantha Cope dated for 11 months, beginning in 2020 amid the pandemic. Joey told US Weekly that meeting Samantha came out of nowhere. “…When you least expect it, you know, you literally meet the perfect person for you,” he told the magazine. The duo tried to make date nights fun, even though they maybe went to see one movie and did a handful of dinners. But, they enjoyed their time together despite the lockdown, which was “saying something,” Lawrence revealed.

They announced their engagement in August 2021. “Well…guess the cats outta the bag 😂! We appreciate all the amazing support and kind words everybody has sent our way. We are beyond excited to see what the future holds for us and to know we will grow old and super wrinkly together is the ultimate blessing. #positivevibes #engagement #happiness #love,” Joey captioned an Instagram of he and Samantha.

Where did he and Samantha meet?

Joey and Samantha met on set of a Lifetime movie called A Deadly Deed, which was filmed in 2020, and directed by Joey’s brother Andrew Lawrence. The film was released in fall 2021 and co-starred Joey’s other brother, Matthew.

When was his divorce finalized with his ex Chandie Yawn-Nelson?

After Joey filed in July 2020, his divorce was finalized with his ex-wife Chandie Yawn-Nelson in February 2022. This is almost 2 years after the news first broke. Joey and Chandie were together for 15 years. This marriage was his second, after being married to Michelle Vella from 2002-2005, US Weekly reported.

Where did the two get married?

Joey and Samantha wed at the Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, California. The ceremony took place on May 1, 2022 and PEOPLE was the outlet with exclusive wedding photos! Joey actually posted the photos to his own Instagram page, which you can see below.

“I don’t know if there is such a thing as cloud ten but I think I’ve just found it ☁️💙,” he wrote alongside a photo of he and Samantha on their wedding day.

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Who was part of the wedding?

Joey’s brothers Andrew and Matthew were a part of his wedding party, serving as his best men. Joey took to Instagram to express his gratitude to his brothers for being there on his special day. “The best men I’ve ever known. Love you bros!” Aside from immediate family and close friends, it was an intimate ceremony.

When was the baby announcement made?

The couple’s baby announcement was made on September 7, with a photo of Joey and Samantha on the beach. “The blessings just keep on coming. Proud of you babe! Baby Lawrence on the way,” Joey wrote on Instagram. The good news was met with numerous comments from the couple’s famous friends, including Christy Carlson Romano who wrote: “OMG OMG!!!! ❤️ congrats!!!!”

Singer Suzie del Vechio added: “Wow Joey congrats dear friend! 🙏🏼” Samantha Cope even left a cheeky comment on Joey’s post: “Ohh hi baby daddy ❤️❤️.” Check out the photo now.

How many kids does Joey currently have and who are they?

Joey currently has two daughters from his marriage to ex Chandie Yawn-Nelson. There names are Charleston, age 16, and Liberty, age 12. His child with Samantha Cope will be his third; the first for Cope.

In 2020, Joey wrote out a heartfelt post for his daughters for Father’s Day. “My reason for life. My greatest blessings. Being the father of these two amazing, strong, powerful young ladies has brought more joy and happiness into my life then I ever could have imagined.”

While Samantha Cope’s Instagram is private, you can follow Joey Lawrence on Instagram to keep up with their everyday lives.


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