Melissa Peterman was only pregnant one time while she was on Reba. She is best known for her role as Barbra Jean, Reba's ex-husband's new wife.
Peterman got her start in acting after graduating from Minnesota State University. She played Madeline Monroe in a theatre production of "Tony & Tina's Wedding".
Melissa recently published her first book with her friend, Aimee Pitta. The book, Happily Ever Before, is a comedic love story about two sisters who make a drunken pact.