Is Penelope Cruz pregnant?

Aug 5, 2009 at 11:06 p.m. ET

Is Penelope Cruz pregnant? Insiders are saying yes -- Cruz and boyfriend Javier Bardem are expecting.

A source told that the Academy Award-winning actress is expecting her first baby with longtime lover and frequent costar Javier Bardem. The couple have appeared together in three films: Jamon, Jamon, Live Flesh and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

"Penelope is about four months pregnant," the source said. "She's really healthy now and will be a great mother."

If it's true, Penny will be in good company. Her bestie Salma Hayek has a baby girl, Valentina, for Penelope's little tot to play with.

But don't think for a minute that Penelope will let a little thing like a baby tie her down to a marriage. Quite the opposite. In the August issue of UK's Psychologies magazine, she said, "When I [have babies], I want to do it really well. I want it to be my best project in life. I don't know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children." Sounds like Javier is off the hook. Close one!

Penny is promoting her latest flick, Broken Embrace, wearing drapey clothes and resting her hand on her still flat-as-a-board stomach a lot. Of course, this could just be a publicity stunt to draw some attention to the movie.

By the way, no word from Penelope's camp on the veracity of this claim. We'll keep you updated.

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