Laura Linney isn’t only a great actress, but she’s also apparently good at keeping a secret.
The 49-year-old actress gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday and no one even knew she was pregnant.
Laura and her real estate husband, Marc Schauer, welcomed their first child on Wednesday, with the news being confirmed by her representative.
The rep stated, “Mother and baby are happy and healthy”.
Laura and Marc tied the knot in May 2009 after being engaged for three years.
Linney has been out of the spotlight since her last appearance at the Women in Film’s 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in June.
The actress hid her baby bump in a loose black jumper dress over a white puff-sleeved blouse. We remember thinking the outfit was quite unusual for the fashionable star. Now we know why!
Laura didn’t show up to receive her fourth Emmy for Best Actress for the Showtime series “The Big C”.
Presenter Matt Damon accepted the award on Laura’s behalf, jokingly stating, “She’s such a great actress that she didn’t even need to show up.”
Laura Linney did an interview with Moviefone just days before the release of her movie, “The Fifth Estate”, over the phone with no mention of the pregnancy.
The actress did give a little hint, adding she’d be “taking a little time off” to watch her favorite shows.
She adds, “I’ve watched “House of Cards” in, like, two days. I did all of “Breaking Bad” in the past few months. I watched “Top of the Lake” in one sitting. It’s fantastic. It’s really fun”.
Laura was asked about her plans in the upcoming months, but remained quiet on her exciting news.
The sly actress said, “I’m not making plans. I’m trying to clear the slate and give myself a little time to breathe and then we’ll see. And then it’s the life of an actor — you never know. So far, so good.”
Just twelve weeks later the actress and her husband welcomed a son. They named their little one Bennett Armistead Schauer.
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