Pregnant 'HSM' star Ashley Tisdale reveals the gender of her baby in the sweetest way

Ashley Tisdale is having a baby girl.

The 35-year-old actress is currently expecting her first child with her husband Christopher French, and she revealed the impending arrival will be a baby girl.

In an Instagram post which showed herself and Christopher cutting open a white cake which was filled with pink candy, Ashley wrote: "This year has obviously been hard. For so many. Ups and downs, and an emotional roller coaster. I think this day was by far my favorite day EVER! I cried I was so happy. Ps for all you people going above and beyond for gender reveal parties. A cake with the color inside is JUST as rewarding as fireworks but SAFER! #SheSoFrench (sic)"

The High School Musical star first announced she was having a baby in September, when she and her spouse shared photos from a pregnancy shoot, leaving the captions blank as the pictures - which showed Ashley cradling her baby bump - definitely did the talking.

Ashley tied the knot with Christopher in 2014, and last year, she said the couple wasn’t in any rush to start a family.

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She said at the time: "Whether you’re traveling or you have work or education or you’re married and not ready to have a kid yet, there are options out there. For me, it’s like, it’s OK to not want to start a family right away. People are always asking me about that, but it’s just not the right time. And I have options out there."

Ahead of her pregnancy, the Suite Life of Zack and Cody alum had admitted she’d had a "crazy" time balancing everything on her plate as a married woman.

She explained: "I think that pretty much every night we hang out, and pretty much on the weekends we’re like, ‘OK, let’s do a specific night where we’ll do a date.’ We both know what our priorities are. We both know that we’re always each other’s No. 1. So I think that’s really how you balance your relationship with work."

- Bang! Showbiz