Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe, have welcomed a baby boy. The newborn joins big sister Iris Mary (we're still swooning at her lovely ever-so-British name), 21 months.
The news spread on Twitter after Redmayne and his wife posted a low-key birth announcement in The Sunday Times in the U.K.
A fan account for Redmayne also posted a sweet pic of him and Bagshawe on Instagram to announce the baby's arrival.
The caption read, "The Redmaynes have announced the birth of their second child! Congratulations to Eddie and Hannah and welcome to the world, Luke Richard Bagshawe Redmayne!"
Luke Richard Bagshawe Redmayne was born on March 10. A rep for Redmayne confirmed the birth to People as well.
Redmayne — who famously played Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything — and wife Bagshawe keep to themselves for the most part, but in February, Redmayne chatted parenthood on Live with Kelly and Ryan. “We’ve just about got to that stage when we’re beginning to get sleep and remember what that word means,” Oscar winner Redmayne quipped about another baby on the way. “Getting prepped to go back into the trenches.”
Redmayne and his wife were adamant about not knowing whether the baby was going to be a boy or a girl. “We don’t know [what we’re having] — we’re not going to find out,” he said in the same interview. “Last time we didn’t know either, and we did that thing where there was basically only one name for each sex that we agreed on.”
Redmayne also spoke with Ellen DeGeneres on her show back in 2016 about struggling with the lack of sleep that parenthood tends to bring with it. “Before you’re a parent, you hear people talking about [not getting a lot of sleep], then suddenly, you’re the guy who’s floating in a constant jet lagged [sense], with an IV of caffeine,” he laughed. “It’s that amazing thing when it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and you go in and you’re gently furious, and you get a little smile and your heart breaks a bit, and it’s totally worth it.”
Oh, Eddie, you softie. Congrats to the sleep-deprived parents!
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