“Half of a Yellow Sun” star Thandie Newton revealed that she is expecting her third child with husband Ol Parker. The 40-year-old actress didn’t say how far along in her pregnancy she is when she spilled the beans at the Toronto International Film Festival, but did say the baby is due next year.
While having a baby past age 35 poses some risks, which can be scary, a source close to Newton said that the actress “couldn’t be more happy.” The source also noted that Newton isn’t showing much, and you can barely make out her baby bump in photos taken during the film festival. “You can barely tell she has a bump and she’s been dressing different because of it,” the source said.
Newton’s other two children are ages 8 and 12. Both of the children are daughters, so one can imagine that Parker is hoping for a boy to bring up the testosterone level in the home a little. Newton isn’t the only celebrity to announce she is expecting recently–Kate Winslet is also expecting her third child soon. Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who is best known for her role as Meadow Soprano, announced her pregnancy via Instagram over Labor Day Weekend.
The British actress’s pregnancy hasn’t slowed her down yet. Newton, who won an SAG Award in 2004 for her part in “Crash,” has been busy promoting “Half of a Yellow Sun” lately. The Nigerian film had its world premiere on September 8 during the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, directed by Biyi Bandele, takes place during the Nigerian-Biafran War during the late 1960s.
Watch a clip from “Half of a Yellow Sun” below.
So far Newton hasn’t posted any news of her pregnancy to her Twitter account, but she has been busy promoting the new beauty blog she will debut soon, Thandie Kay. Hopefully she’ll come up with some beauty tips to pass along to expecting women after it starts up.