L&S: Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem had a shotgun wedding? (update: denied)

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem leaving the 'Palais des Festivals' during the screening of 'Biutiful' presented in competition during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France on May 17, 2010. Photo by Hahn-Nebinger-Orban/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Late last night, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem announced their marriage – most of us are really happy for them, because who can really deny the dual hotness of these Spaniards? If I was around either of them, I’d probably try to marry one or both of them too. So it’s surprising that it took several hours for someone to start in with the “shotgun wedding” rumors. That’s right – according to Life & Style, Javi and Pene got married because she’s knocked up:

Life & Style can reveal exclusively that Penélope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are expecting their first child.

Last night, Penélope’s rep confirmed she and Javier quietly married at a friend’s house in the Bahamas this month. It was an intimate affair, with only close family present.

Penélope wore a dress designed by John Galliano.

A movie insider tells Life & Style that the couple wanted to get married before their baby arrives next year.

The Spanish actress is currently filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the franchise, in the Bahamas. She’s playing the feisty daughter of Blackbeard played by Ian McShane, the nemesis of Johnny Depp’s character, Jack Sparrow.

“There’s a little romance between [Depp's] Captain Jack and the character that Penélope plays,” producer Jerry Bruckheimer said recently.

[From Life & Style]

Now, Penelope’s womb-watch has been making headlines for more than a year. Last summer, beginning with the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, most tabloids were reporting that she was knocked up. When Pene went on publicity tours to promote her films last fall, she got constant pregnancy questions, which annoyed her to no end. Personally, I’m a little tired of Womb Watch, just because I’ve been wrong about her before. If she is pregnant, congratulations to them, and that is going to be one hot Spanish baby. But I’ll wait for a solid confirmation.

UPDATE: Penelope’s rep is denying the pregnancy rumor. Oh well. NO HOT SPANISH BABIES FOR YOU. Also, do you know why I abbreviate or give celebrities nicknames? Because I’m lazy and I don’t want to type it out a million times. It’s easier to type “Pene” and “Javi” and “Sparkles” and “Camy”. I’M LAZY.

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST) Actress Penelope Cruz and actor Javier Bardem arrive backstage at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem leaving the 'Palais des Festivals' during the screening of 'Biutiful' presented in competition during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France on May 17, 2010. Photo by Hahn-Nebinger-Orban/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem leaving the 'Palais des Festivals' during the screening of 'Biutiful' presented in competition during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France on May 17, 2010. Photo by Hahn-Nebinger-Orban/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem leaving the 'Palais des Festivals' during the screening of 'Biutiful' presented in competition during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France on May 17, 2010. Photo by Hahn-Nebinger-Orban/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

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  1. Sumodo1 says:

    He’s got that “Eat Pray Love” movie coming out with Julia Roberts, so they disclosed the marriage before the movie’s release, to give them control of the situation.

  2. Sasha says:

    Congrats to them. Penelope is so beautiful, she looks amazing in these pics.

  3. Ogechi says:

    Either way, is a fantastic news.

  4. SammyHammy says:

    I don’t see what others see, apparently. I think she has a very unfortunate face; she is just very, very unattractive, IMHO (and a really, truly awful actress). He’s okay, but just okay.

  5. Tess says:

    She’s gorgeous. Very much in the Sophia Loren tradition.

    He’s no slouch in the looks department either.

  6. e says:

    I don’t think either one of them is that hot (I know, I am insane for thinking that) he has eyes that are almost bulging and her upper lip is so close to her nose. That said, good for them, they seem to have a very drama free relationship (it is boring but oddly comforting).

  7. denise says:

    Congrats, nice couple.
    Javier does look like he’s been hit in the face with a frying pan though.

  8. lrm says:

    i agree-i dont think they are especially hot…they do exude that spanish sexiness, though, which can make people hotter than they really are.
    anyway, congrats to them.

  9. Jeri says:

    Love both of them. Congratulations to two beautiful people – Hope they have a beautiful life together.

  10. bellaluna says:

    Congrats, again! If this is true, that is. Their baby will be beautiful!

  11. irena NL says:

    She’s got a lovely expressive face but his features are cave-man like and unfortunate. Good luck in love!

  12. cat says:

    I wondered how long until those rumors started, if she is good for them, but I can’t see these two getting married just because she was pregnant.

  13. Patrice says:

    OR…just mayyyyybe they got married because they’ve been engaged for a while and are in love??? Just a thought…

    Life and Style is complete garbage. Just last week they had a headline on the cover “Baby # 2 on the Way!” about Kourtney Kardashian, and inside all it said was that she “talked about the POSSIBILITY of MAYBE having a second baby with Scott at SOME POINT in the future”!!! What a joke!

  14. Raven says:

    I have seen him in a couple of films and he is absolutely gorgeous. She can look beautiful and less attractive, depending on how she is photographed. This marriage makes sense to me because they share a lot of cultural things in common. That can be attractive when you spend so much time in other locations.

  15. Rosanna says:

    Javier Bardem HOT????? You serious???? Brad Pitt is hot. Gabriel Byrne is hot. Timothy Dalton is hot. Andy Garcia is hot. Heck even Tom Cruise is hot. Benicio Del Toro is kind of sort of hot. But Javier Bardem??? Javier Bardem is BUTT UGLY.

  16. Malorie says:

    It´s so horrible when you call her Pene… In spanish (and I know it because I´m spanish), Pene is Penis.

    Why would she want to be called Penis?

  17. Danny says:

    Maybe her pal Roman Polanski will babysit the child

  18. Eden says:

    Oooooh.. they are both so sexy and uniquely beautiful.
    My vote is exotic, interesting looking and very well matched physically.
    Even if they are getting married because she’s pregnant it doesn’t cancel out the possibility of them being in love and her alleged womb just being a quicker route to the altar.

  19. TG says:

    @Malorie – I laughed at the too because I know Spanish also, but I think she was just shortening both names and meant nothing by it.

  20. Feebee says:

    Looks like L&S are miffed they missed the signs and that PC and JB were able to get married privately so they’ve decided to make the situation a little juicier.

    On the 7% chance they are correct, it would be great news for them and probably a very striking looking babeee.

  21. P.J. says:

    I like them together; she’s so pretty and polished, while he seems more warm and fuzzy than hot. They seem to have a lot in common, both from Spain, both good actors, etc. Here’s wishing them a better fate than most Hollywood marriages.

  22. bee says:

    @Malorie: I’m spanish too, and yeah, Pene sounds horrible… I think i mentioned it a while ago but maybe Kaiser didn’t read the comment.

  23. hstl1 says:

    @SammyHamr: You need to see Penelope in an Almodovar movie. She really is an amazing actress when she is speaking her native language.

  24. Julie says:

    I’m glad that I’m not the only one who doesn’t think that JBardem is all that hot. Very charismatic, but hot, no. Can you be charismatic and not hot at the same time? She’s attractive but not one of my favorites either. I must be the only person who could not stand her shreaking harpie in V/C/B.

    All my negativity aside, I do wish them well. They took their time and did it on their terms. Maybe this is one that will last.

    My language in school was French so I had no idea that pene in Spanish means penis. That is one nasty nickname.

  25. cat says:

    I don’t really take what Life & Style says to heart along with most of the rag magazines. Man reading some of the spanish sights today and they are not to well loved in their country, what’s with that? I’m not a huge fan of hers, but he could talk spanish to me all day and night.

  26. Mistral says:

    Congrats and good luck! They are very pretty—except the cigarette! Throw that shit away Javier: your kid deserves to grow up in a healthy environment and to have healthy parents.

    LOL at the Pene = Penis. I guess we should call her “Penny” as our nick of choice.

  27. Tia C says:

    @ denise: LOL! You are cracking me up today! I have always thought the same thing about Javier Bardem – WTH happened to his nose? Did the doctor who delivered him drop him on his nose when he was born? It’s practically smooshed flat.

    Having said that silliness, amongst the rest of the stories out there these days, this is some happy news! Haven’t seen much of his work yet, but I really like her. She is captivating and very talented.


  28. Cheyenne says:

    Who cares why they got married? I wish them both the best of luck.

  29. marge says:

    I hate they call her *penis* as well… what’s up with that??????
    Penelope is a beautiful name and not hard to pronounce in English, right?
    Why not call her Penny, like MichaelK?

  30. cat says:

    Ha! Denied, I figured as much, i’m sure she’s getting a pretty penny (no pun intentended) for Pirates, taking a chance of showing a belly and being replaced was probably not something she was interested in doing. She really hasn’t done anything since Nine and camea in SITC2. I always thought she wanted to adopt.

  31. original kate says:

    javier is hot, hot and a side of hot.

  32. Kiska says:

    She is beyond beautiful. If you’ve ever seen her Spanish films, well, she is mesmerizing and a terrific actress.

    As for Javier…he did it for me in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    So hot!

  33. Monica says:

    too gorgeous, too hot, too perfect?

  34. Camille says:

    Congrats to them! All the best.

    They are like the Spanish version of Brangelina (but without the scandal or billions of kids lol).

  35. marie says:

    Im happy they marry, and damn, why you just cant marry privatly because you just wanna share the moment with family and close friends?
    Meh tabloids!
    BTW Kaiser.. idk if u know but Pene in spanish is the male sexual organ heheh
    just saying

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