Howie Mandel pranked by his own children who make him believe his son knocked up a one-night stand before revealing his married daughter is pregnant

  • The 59-year-old comedian's daughter Jackie Shultz, 30, recently learned she was pregnant with her second child
  • She and her brother Alex, 26, decided to prank their parents into believing he had gotten a one-night stand pregnant using a positive pregnancy test 
  • Both Jackie and Alex are YouTubers with their own vlogs and frequently include their famous dad in their videos 

The tables turned in the most heartwarming way when well-known trickster Howie Mandel's children played a pregnancy announcement prank on him.

The 59-year-old TV host's daughter, Jackie Shultz, 30, recently discovered that she was pregnant with her second child with husband Alex Shultz, and decided to prank her dad with the news by enlisting the help of her brother, also named Alex, 26, who tricked Howie into thinking that he had knocked up a girl on a one-night stand.

Then, the newly-pregnant Jackie posted his secretly-recorded reaction on her YouTube channel Life With Jackie

Making plans: When Howie Mandel's oldest daughter Jackie (left) found out that she and her husband Alex (right) were expecting a second child, they decided to turn their announcement into a prank

Making plans: When Howie Mandel's oldest daughter Jackie (left) found out that she and her husband Alex (right) were expecting a second child, they decided to turn their announcement into a prank

'We just found out we’re about to be parents again for the second time. And I want to share this good news with my parents, but I can’t just tell them the normal way,' says Jackie at the beginning of the video.  

She adds: 'My dad, Howie Mandel, is always the one pranking everyone else so it is my turn to prank him. I gave my positive test to my brother and I let him take care of the rest.'

The next part of the video shows Alex, Jackie's younger brother, gathering their famous family into a living room, where their mother immediately begins guessing what the news could be that Alex needed to share.

Taking after dad: The family decided to pull the prank because the America's Got Talent judge is a well known trickster, often playing jokes on his children

Taking after dad: The family decided to pull the prank because the America's Got Talent judge is a well known trickster, often playing jokes on his children

Making the announcement: In the video of he announcement, Alex is seen producing a positive pregnancy test and shocking his parents with a story of a one-night stand

Making the announcement: In the video of he announcement, Alex is seen producing a positive pregnancy test and shocking his parents with a story of a one-night stand

Shock and awe: Howie and his wife show a mix of confusion and humor over the announcement

Shock and awe: Howie and his wife show a mix of confusion and humor over the announcement

'Is he going to tell us he's gay?' whispers mom Terry, adding: 'It would be alright with me.'

Jackie, sat with her toddler daughter Abby, is laughing at the suggestion as Howie comes in and Alex tries to direct him to sit on the couch as he asks: 'What happened?'

When Alex insists he sit down before walking off to another room for a moment, Howie seems to get worried. 'Well now you've got us scared,' he says. 

Eventually, Howie settles into the couch as his son returns to inform his parents that he had a 'lady friend' visit him recently to give him something.

Son's surprise: Howie's 26-year-old son Alex pretended to have knocked up a Catholic girl who had pledged to keep the baby

Son's surprise: Howie's 26-year-old son Alex pretended to have knocked up a Catholic girl who had pledged to keep the baby

Not what it seems: Eventually, Jackie asks her parents 'would it be better if I peed on the stick?'

Not what it seems: Eventually, Jackie asks her parents 'would it be better if I peed on the stick?'

He then produces a pregnancy test, causing his mother's jaw to drop and his father's eyebrows to raise. 

He then says: 'She’s Catholic so she won’t get rid of it.' 

Howie and his wife try to process the news with a mix of confusion and laughter on Howie's part, but mostly wide-eyed bewilderment from his wife's end. 

'Why did you have unprotected sex with her?' Terry asks, to which her son responds: 'I didn’t. It broke.' 

'You got me!' Howie and Terry are elated and excited to learn that Jackie is pregnant for the second time

'You got me!' Howie and Terry are elated and excited to learn that Jackie is pregnant for the second time

Candid camera: Proud grandpa Howie beams at the camera after congratulating his daughter on her news

Candid camera: Proud grandpa Howie beams at the camera after congratulating his daughter on her news

The grandparents offer some hesitant congratulations, but then the supportive family show themselves true to their patriarch's form by making some jokes before Jackie pulls off the big reveal.

'Would it be better if I peed on the stick?' asks Jackie, to which both of her parents respond with perplexed looks before it finally dawns on them. Jackie's mother leaps into the air exclaiming: 'It's you!'

Howie brings his hands to his face and rises to congratulate Jackie as Terry, spotting the camera says: 'You got me!'  

It's far from the first time Howie has been duped by his offspring, as both Alex and Jackie have their own YouTube channels where they create vlogs that frequently feature their father.

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