It's been 21 years since Alisan Porter played a corkscrew-haired street urchin in "Curly Sue," and not only has she grown up, she's now expecting her own little urchin.
The former child star resurfaced this weekend to wed her "best friend" Brian Autenrieth on a California ranch, a very pregnant belly beneath her wedding dress.
"Best thing about 2012, I'm gonna be a Mommy!!!! Xo," the 30-year-old singer tweeted Jan. 1, along with photos of her growing stomach, an ultrasound, and a handful of positive Clear Blues.
Porter hit the big time in 1991 when she landed her first starring rule in "Curly Sue," John Hughes's final directorial effort, in which she played the "Star-Spangled Banner"-singing daughter of a con man (Jim Belushi).
By then, the 10-year-old cutie was already a veteran TV actress, having cut her teeth on shows such as "Family Ties," "Perfect Strangers," and "The Golden Girls."
However, she was always a singer first. Porter was discovered on "Star Search" and was the youngest singer ever to appear on the show at age 5. Thirteen years later she still had her heart set on a singing career and moved to New York, seduced by the bright lights of Broadway. She was immediately cast in "Footloose" and went on to star in "The Ten Commandments" in 2004 and "A Chorus Line" in 2006.
These days, she has put aside acting to focus on her band, The Alisan Porter Project, which formed in 2005 after her previous group, The Raz, dissolved in 2003.
Porter now lives in Los Angeles with 33-year-old Autenrieth, whom she met at the age of 18. They wed on Saturday and are expecting a child in July.
Our little girl is all grown up.