Marcus Mumford, Carey Mulligan Welcome A New Baby, Their First

Marcus Mumford (of Mumford & Sons) and Carey Mulligan are parents!

The notoriously private couple welcomed a new baby this week, a source confirmed to E! Online. Unfortunately for fans and well-wishers of the happy couple, the source didn’t reveal the baby’s sex.

“Carey has given birth to a healthy and happy baby. She is just enjoying this time with her family and close friends.”

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Carey and Marcus’ pregnancy was confirmed back in April. Although neither of them said anything about it publicly, a pregnancy is something that’s hard to conceal, especially when you’re an actress expected to show up at premieres and parties and the like. And when Mulligan turned up at the Tony Awards — she was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in Skylight — wearing a roomy gown that barely covered a growing baby bump, tongues started wagging. An anonymous source then confirmed that Carey was pregnant.

“They weren’t planning on announcing, but she hasn’t stopped working. Everybody around her is being very supportive. The show ends soon and they’re going back to England after.”

On Wednesday, Mulligan stepped out on the red carpet in London to promote her new movie, Suffragette, smiling and wearing loose-fitting clothes (appropriate for a woman who had recently given birth). She declined to discuss her new baby, however, instead focusing on her new film.

Carey was unable to attend the U.S. premiere of Suffragette in September at Telluride, due to being extremely pregnant at the time. Set against the backdrop of the women’s suffrage movement in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, the film tells the story of Maud Watts (Mulligan), a laundry worker who is radicalized by a group of prominent, often militant feminists, who sometimes resorted to violence and vandalism. They often endured brutal treatment while imprisoned for campaigning for the right of women to vote. The film’s London premiere attracted feminist protesters, upset not so much with the film itself, but with the fact that there is still a long way to go on progress toward women’s issues.

And the most ill-thought through and tenuous feminist protest of the year goes to…

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Outside of her movie career, Carey Mulligan and her husband live a quiet life on a farm in England. When the situation calls for it, Carey Mulligan is a beaming movie and Broadway star, and Marcus Mumford is a headlining rock star. But in private, they’re a couple of low-key pig farmers, a friend said in remarks via People.

“[Carey and Marcus[ have chickens and a dog, and roasts and friends, jams by campfires. It’s sort of idyllic. Marcus can headline Glastonbury and Carey can be nominated for however many Oscars, and then they come back to their farm, and they’re in big woolly jumpers and funny hats, raising piglets. It’s an amazing balance they’ve managed to strike. I can’t wait for a little baby to come along.”

Carey Mulligan can be seen when Suffragette hits theaters nationwide in the U.S. on October 23, while Marcus Mumford is preparing to return to the road with Mumford & Sons (or should it be Mumford & Sons & Grandson/Granddaughter?) in November.

[Images courtesy of: Getty Images/Jason Merritt, Getty Images/Neilson Barnard]