Keira Knightley, Husband Welcome Baby Girl — But Don’t Expect Actress To Be Stay-At-Home Mom

Multiple news sources have reported that British actress Keira Knightley and her husband, musician James Righton, have welcomed their new baby into the world.

People referred to an anonymous source for confirmation of the baby news, but Keira and James have not come out with an official announcement just yet. NME and Contact Music both reported that she had a girl.

The scarcity of details isn’t surprising — Knightley, 31, wasn’t quick to announce that she was pregnant in the first place, waiting until December to break the news.

But no one could be in doubt as the months wore on, however, that she was expecting her first child. Though the actress remained lovely and fashionable as ever, she joked that her “waist had disappeared.”

The gender of the newborn is also, for now, under wraps. Keira and James wished to be kept in the dark until the baby arrived to announce it him — or her — self.

Over the months, Knightley has spent lots of time joking about the trials of pregnancy, prepping for the baby, birthing plans and the like. When Jimmy Kimmel told her she should be thinking about setting aside a nursery for her first child, she noted that “they’re quite small though right?”, the Daily Mail added.

And on Ellen more recently, Keira shared a new bit of knowledge she learned about raising boys.

“Somebody said to me the other day, the problem with boys is — sorry, this is horrible — but when you’re changing their nappies, you can get the wee in your face,” she said during a February appearance.”

But most interesting were Knightley’s comments about how women juggle career and family, which may suggest how she intends to live life as a new mom, E! Online added. If her comments back in 2012 are any indication, Knightley won’t be leaving the silver screen any time soon.

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And she doesn’t think she should have to apologize for it, either.

“I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, ‘So you mean you are a feminist?’ As though feminism couldn’t be discussed unless we were making fun of it. I don’t want to deny my femininity. But would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at.”


So far, the actress seems to have kept her roster of future movies a little light. Keira just finished The Imitation Game, released last year, and the only film up next has already finished production it would seem. That film, Everest, may be released later this year.

But of course, stay-at-home mom or not, those first weeks and months with a new baby are the best. Movies can wait.

[Photos Courtesy Pascal Le Segretain, Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images]

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