Edward Norton is expecting his first child with fiancee Shauna Robertson.
“Ed is really excited for fatherhood,” an insider told Us Weekly. “He helped pick out a stroller for the baby.”
Norton and Robertson, a Canadian film producer who has worked with Judd Apatow on a number of films — including Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin — reportedly got engaged in 2011 after dating for six years. The couple has also co-founded the fundraising site CrowdRise.
In 2008, Apatow said of his frequent collaborator, “She is the rare woman who always wants to take the joke farther than any man wants to go. All nudity in my films is a result of Shauna pushing me and calling me a wimp.” The baby’s gender has not been reported, and neither has Robertson’s expected due date. The insider did say, however, that the baby was due “any day now.”
Prior to his relationship with Robertson, Norton dated Courtney Love and Salma Hayek — not at the same time, of course.
This is an exciting time for Norton. The 43-year-old was recently cast in the dark comedy Bird Man, which also stars Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis. In the film, Keaton’s character plays a former actor who once played a superhero known as Birdman. He then tries to put on a play based on a script by Jonathan Carver, but needs a leading man (played by Norton).
Norton also recently appeared in Moonrise Kingdom alongside Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, and Frances McDormand. Norton was also one of three actors to play the Hulk — the other two being Eric Bana and Mark Ruffalo — but the film didn’t live up to expectations. Ruffalo, however, is set to play the Hulk in six more movies, including the sequel to The Avengers.
Congratulations to Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson on their baby boy or girl.