TV actress Paula Garces, who announced her pregnancy at a star-studded party earlier this month, has branded her pregnancy a "miracle". She has earlier suffered two miscarriages.

The 39-year-old, best known for her role as Maria in the "Harold and Kumar" comedy films, is already a mother to a 21-year-old daughter, Skye Mahoney, from a previous relationship.

But she has been trying to start a family with her director-husband Antonio Hernandez for several years.

The couple had almost given up hope on having a child of its own until Garces learned she had conceived, during a routine doctor's visit.

"We're excited to finally be pregnant after so many years and make my daughter the best big sister, and my husband an amazing dad," a website quoted her as saying.

Garces and Hernandez got married in 2002.