Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig Are Expecting Their First Child

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig have some news: They’re expecting a Bond baby! Weisz made the reveal in The New York Times on Friday.

“I’ll be showing soon,” she told the Times. “Daniel and I are so happy. We’re going to have a little human. We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such a mystery.”

Weisz’ latest movie, Disobedience, in which she costars with another equally sexy (and also recently pregnant) Rachel, Ms. McAdams, premieres this week at the Tribeca Film festival. And as for Weisz’s partner in parenting, what’s more badass than an international spy who jumps between moving train cars? A spy who takes time between missions to read bedtime stories, of course.

Let’s hope Craig keeps his beloved Bond character’s can-do attitude — “I don’t stop when I’m tired; I stop when I’m done” — in mind when he’s up at all hours of the night.

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While it’s the couple’s first child together, the Times notes that neither of them is new to the parenting world. Weisz has an 11-year-old son with Darren Aronofsky, and Craig has a 25-year-old daughter with Fiona Loudon.

Unfortunately, the exciting news has been a bit overshadowed by the internet’s fixation with Weisz’s age; she’s 48. Take a glance at Twitter, and swarms of “concerned” commenters have felt compelled to tweet that getting pregnant in your 40s is “dangerous” and “stupid.”

While sure, it’s not quite as common for women in their 40s to give birth as women in their 20s or 30s, the CDC reports that the number of women aged 45 to 49 who gave birth in 2016 slightly increased over the previous year. The year-over-year rate rose even more for women aged 40 to 44 (4 percent).

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This data isn’t all that surprising. Many women have chosen to postpone their pregnancy plans for financial and work reasons, among others. Plus, enhanced science and technology (IVF, egg and embryo freezing, etc.) have decreased the pressure for some to get pregnant in their younger-adult years.

Plus, around here, we generally think it’s best to trust women to make the best decisions for their own bodies and their own futures. You know, just a general rule of thumb. Plus, that gives us more time to speculate about the fun stuff like names and make baby Bond memes.

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