While it is true that Elisha Cuthbert gave birth to a baby girl in December 2017, there is some debate as to whether her character Abby was actually pregnant on the show.
Some believe that Cuthbert only had a fake baby bump while filming Season 5 so it would look like her character was pregnant, and then she wore the same fake bump while filming Season 6.
The Ranch was cancelled due to low viewership and poor ratings. The show debuted in 2016 to decent ratings, but the numbers quickly declined in subsequent seasons. The Ranch was also expensive to produce, so it is likely that the decision was made in order to save money.
Was Abby really pregnant on The Ranch Season 4?
Any time a character is pregnant somewhat unexpectedly on a show, we often wonder if the actress was pregnant too, and the storyline was created to make filming easier. Elisha Cuthbert plays Abby on the show, and she has been married to NHL player Dion Phaneuf for six years. The Canadian couple welcomed a daughter named Zaphire in 2017. Article continues below advertisement
Elisha has not announced a second pregnancy, though she is very active on her Instagram page, so it stands to reason that Abbys pregnancy was a storyline on The Ranch all on its own. The Abby-Colt baby storyline could have been a tactic to gain some ratings ahead of the final season, or to just wrap up the show with a new dynamic. Article continues below advertisement
Was Abby really pregnant on ‘The Ranch’?
When actresses of long-running TV shows get pregnant in real life, many writers choose to inculcate their “expecting a baby condition” into the storyline of the show. Remember Princess Consuela Bananahammock aka Pheobe Buffay? Lisa Kudrow was pregnant in real-life while she was filming for the popular American television sitcom, ‘Friends‘. The writers of the show came up with a creatively brilliant script to cover up Kudrow’s pregnancy. They choose to cover up her pregnancy by including Pheobe’s brother and his wife’s baby condition.
Based on the reel and real-life pregnancy timelines of Elisha Cuthbert many people began wondering if she was pregnant during the filming of ‘The Ranch‘.
Abby’s pregnancy began in the fifth part of ‘The Ranch’. After a little time jump, we saw her with a pretty convincing baby bump which was filmed in the summer of 2017. Around the time of the release of the fifth part, Elisha Cuthbert welcomed baby Zaphire with her husband Dion Phaneuf in real life. Zaphire was born on the 21st of December 2017. Hence, we can easily confirm that Elisha Cuthbert was pregnant during the filming of part 5.
She was, however, not pregnant in real life when she was filming part 6. Even though she was shown pregnant in part 6 of ‘The Ranch’ whose production went on till March 2018. This can be confirmed through a photo uploaded by Cuthbert’s reel husband, Ashton Kutcher (Colt).
Why Did Abby And Colt Break Up?
Abby and Colt broke up because Colt lied to Abby about the sale of the Bennett Brothers’ herd. Abby was devastated that Colt lied to her, and she decided that she’d had enough. She told Colt that they should separate, and took Peyton to stay with her parents.
Is Abby pregnant at the end of the ranch?
Is Abby pregnant in Part 5 of the ranch?