Congratulations are in order for Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy! The Kid Like Jake star and her husband of nine years have welcomed their second child, a baby boy together, a representative for the actress has confirmed to media.
According to the Associated Press reports, Claire, 39, gave birth to her new son in New York on Monday, August 27. Four days later, she was spotted in the city without a baby bump.
As previously reported, the Shopgirl star announced her pregnancy during an appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show in April.
She said at the time, "I am pregnant. I’m seriously prego … I’m deep into my second trimester," the pregnancy was "planned."
She explained, "We’ve been wanting another kid for a while, and it happened."
Claire and Hugh already have a son named Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, who was born on December 2012.
The couple first met on the set of film Evening in 2007 and eventually started dating, and they announced their engagement in February 2009. After enjoying a romantic relationship for two years, they got married in 2009 in a secret wedding ceremony in France.
Claire, who won four Golden Globe Awards, three Emmy Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, told Us Weekly in June that she would be taking a break from work after giving birth to the latest addition to the family.
She told at the time,
I am definitely with child. No, I feel OK. I’ve been doing a bit of traveling and tap dancing, as I call it, which is my term for letting people know that I’ve been making work and encourage them to see it. Pretty soon I get to retire for a little while and just be pregnant, which I look forward to.
During an interview with Elle magazine in February 2013, Claire gushed about being a mom.
She explained at the time,
I’ve always wanted to have kids, but I’m glad I didn’t until now. When I was thinking about [working and being a mother] originally, I was really nervous about it. I think I would make a lousy stay-at-home mom. It just wouldn’t suit me. I feel so fortunate in that I’ve had this arrow-straight focus that I wanted to act.
Prior to her relationship with Hugh, Claire previously had an affair with Australian singer Ben Lee from 1997 to 2003, and former Stage Beauty and Princess Mononoke co-star Billy Crudup from 2004 to 2006.
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