Plenty of celebrities are expecting babies in 2018, and now we can officially add Claire Danes to the list. The actress has just revealed that she’s pregnant with her second child.
The Homeland star appeared on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show on Wednesday, April 18, and when the host asked Danes about filming a recent love scene for her series, she responded by telling him that there was one particular reason the nearly nude moment was awkward (other than, you know, the obvious).
“Okay, so I’m gonna tell you, I’m pregnant,” she said. “I’m seriously preggo. I’m deep into my second trimester. You’re the first person I’ve told.”
“I’m so honored,” Howard told his guest before trying to get her to spill on whether she’s having a boy or a girl — a detail she’s going to keep under wraps for now. He also asked, “Would you name the baby Howard if it’s a girl?” Hmm. We’ll have to see about that.
The 39-year-old actress is married to Hugh Dancy, and together they are already the parents to a five-year-old son, Cyrus. In 2015, Danes told Harper’s Bazaar UK that her little guy is quite the character.
“He’s kind of revealing himself to be a bit of a ham, which shouldn’t really be a surprise,” she said. “A babysitter gave him a kiss goodbye and now he does ‘Mwah, mwah’ to everybody. Or he says ‘Ciao.’ It’s ridiculous. I did not teach him that.”
Just last year the parents stepped out together for a fancy evening at the annual Met Gala and summed up parenthood by simply saying, “Having a child was the best thing that ever happened to us. But it is constant company with terrible conversation.”
Congratulations to the growing family!
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