It looks like those rumors of a shotgun wedding were true! After photos surfaced of Penelope Cruz looking super-pregnant recently on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the actress’ Spanish rep confirmed this week that Penelope and her husband Javier Bardem are expecting their first child.
Penelope, 36, and Javier, 41, originally met in 1992 when they co-starred together in the Spanish film Jamon, Jamon, and it was rumored that that the couple, then 18 and 23, had chemistry both on-screen and off. However, it wasn’t until they reconnected many years later for 2007’s Woody Allen-hemmed Vicky Cristina Barcelona that they reportedly got serious. After confirming their relationship to the press in 2009, the notoriously private couple married this past July at a friend’s house in the Bahamas. (Although no pictures were released, we’re guessing that Penelope’s John Galliano wedding gown was fairly roomy in the belly area!) Penelope Cruz And Javier Bardem Are Married
Monica Cruz, Penelope’s lookalike younger sister, recently hinted to Hola! that the stork might be on its way for the two Spanish superstars:
Penelope is said to be 4 and a half months along, so we can look forward to the debut of Baby Bardem sometime around February 2011. (We bet Penelope’s BFF Salma Hayek and her 3-year-old daughter Valentina are soo psyched!)
Our congrats to the soon-to-be parents, Penelope and Javier!