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Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell in Los Angeles in October.
By Us Weekly
After secretly tying the knot late last year, Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell have an even bigger surprise for 2013: There’s a baby on the way! “Evan Rachel Wood and husband Jamie Bell confirmed that they are expecting their first child later this year,” a rep for the pregnant actress, 25, and actor, 26, tells Us Weekly exclusively. “The couple is thrilled.”
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It’s just the latest unexpected news for the Hollywood twosome, who got married in California on Oct. 30 in a top-secret bash, where the “Mildred Pierce” actress wore a custom Chantilly lace mermaid gown by Carolina Herrera. The British-born “Man on a Ledge” actor first met Wood in 2005, when they costarred together in Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” video. After splitting in 2006, they reunited in summer 2011 — with Bell proposing in early 2012.
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Back in November, Wood shot down false speculation that she was expecting. “Sorry to disappoint. But no baby on the way here,” the “True Blood” star (once engaged to Marilyn Manson) tweeted after she was photographed touching her stomach and wearing a baggy poncho at an L.A. grocery store.
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It will be the first child for both.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Evan Rachel Wood said on Friday that she and her husband, British actor Jamie Bell, are expecting their first child.
“Thanks for all your warm wishes,” Wood, 25, wrote on her Twitter account. “We are very happy. I’m gonna be a mama!”
Moments earlier, Wood posted a picture of the pregnancy book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” on the social media site.
It will be the first child for both Wood and Bell, who wed in October.
Wood rose to Hollywood stardom for her roles in 2008′s “The Wrestler” and the 2003 coming-of-age drama “Thirteen.” She was nominated for an Emmy award for the 2011 television mini-series “Mildred Pierce.”
Bell, 26, found fame as the teen star of “Billy Elliot,” about a ballet dancer growing up in a tough coal mining town in northern England. He won a British BAFTA award for the role and has since appeared in adventure movies such as “The Eagle.”
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; editing by Philip Barbara)
“Remember when i said: “No baby on the way here” Well, I didnt know there actually was!” Rachel wrote on twitter on Friday morning.
“Thanks for all your warm wishes. We are very happy. I’m gonna be a mama!” Evan continued.
It has to be noted that Evan, 25, and Jamie, 26, picked up a wedding license in mid-October and then got married in a small ceremony later that month.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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