Maggie Gyllenhaal and then-fiancé Peter Sarsgaard gave birth to their first baby, Ramona, over five years ago. And now, after four years of dating, five years of child rearing, a three-year long engagement, and two years of marriage, the couple is ready to add another person to their happy Brooklyn-dwelling family.
Maggie's reps confirms to Us Weekly that the Secretary actress is about four months along, meaning her new bundle of joy will have a spring birthday. A friend close to the actress says Maggie, 34, plans to take some time off from working and just "[lay] low for a little bit." Maggie Gyllenhaal Wants To Know Why Sex Is Fun
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Maggie met Peter, 40, who's a very close friend of her younger brother Jake Gyllenhaal, in 2002. The couple had their first child, Ramona, three years before they officially got married in Italy in 2009. We like that they took their time to get married and didn't rush just because there was a baby on board. It will be interesting to see if their thoughtful planning helps their relationship in the long run.
Maggie told Us Weekly last year that sometimes she finds it difficult to balance acting and mothering: "I had been so focused on Ramona—and she's been everything to me—but I'm also an actress... It's not possible to do it perfectly." Sounds like a recurring trend with Hollywood Moms. Does Angelina Jolie Think She's A Bad Mother?
"Being a mom is so present in my mind and my work," she added. "It's the most important thing about me, but next I'd like to play someone who's not a mother. Really!"
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We have a feeling her goal won't be too difficult to achieve.
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