Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton are expecting their first baby. The actress, who learned of a Golden Globe and SAG nomination for her role in The Imitation Game in just the last day or so, has been rumored to be expecting, but the pregnancy was only confirmed today. Neither Knightley nor Righton has spoken publicly about their impending parenthood status, but major news outlets are saying it’s so.
It was when Keira Knightley gave up her penchant for wearing form-fitting clothing–trading that style in for loose-fitting attire–that rumors about her being pregnant started circulating.The New York Post reports she is more than three months along.
Knightley and Righton got married in Mazan, France back in May of 2013, after dating for about two years. He is the keyboardist and a co-vocalist for the Klaxons. In addition to The Imitation Game, for which she received nominations for her portrayal of Joan Clarke, Keira Knightley has starred in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina, Begin Again, and Laggies.
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It’s uncertain whether Knightley will stay home with her baby once he or she is born, or return to work shortly after the birth. In 2012, she told Vogue that being a stay-at-home mom simply wasn’t her thing.
“I’m glad that the subject is coming up again,” she said at the time, referring to the ages-old debate over whether women can successfully–and happily–do both. “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.”
Sometimes mothers change their minds about said stance once they are pregnant or see their new baby’s precious little face. As an actress, however, Keira Knightley needn’t worry about whether she will stay home or work–or both. She likely has the means to hire a nanny to watch her baby either on set or in her home, while she returns to either the stage or the big screen.
Congratulations to both Keira Knightley and James Righton on their very exciting news.