Rachel Weisz, 48, is pregnant with her second child (first with Daniel Craig)

2018 Night of Opportunity Gala

I KNEW IT!!! To be fair, I think most of us said that Rachel Weisz was looking pregnant when we saw these April 9th photos of Rachel and Daniel Craig at the 11th Annual Night of Opportunity Gala in New York. She looked like she was smuggling something in her baggy dress. And now we know what she was smuggling: a baby! I’m honestly so happy for her and Daniel.

After seven years of marriage, Rachel Weisz is expecting her first child with Daniel Craig.

“I’ll be showing soon,” she told The New York Times with a smile. “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.”

This time around, the Dream House co-stars know what to expect: Weisz, 48, has a son, 11, with director Darren Aronofsky, and Craig, 50, has a daughter, 25, with actress Fiona Loudon.

“I’m very happy being married,” Weisz said of Craig. “Very, very happy.”

While some celebrities make “coupledom” part of their brand, that’s not true for Weisz and Craig. “I really take my hat off to them. But Daniel and I are really similar. We just literally don’t know how to do that,” she confessed. “We’re just really crap at talking about our private lives.” Outside of Hollywood, the actress told The New York Times’ Maureen O’Dowd, “I love being Mrs. Craig.” In fact, Weisz shared, “I’m Mrs. Craig on my checkbooks and passports and things.”

Weisz, who was promoting her new movie Disobedience, did not reveal her due date.

[From E! News]

I’m pretty sure she’s already noticeably showing, so I would guess that she’s already four or five months pregnant. I’m not going to get into a debate about whether this pregnancy had some kind of fertility-doctor help – she’s 48 years old and really, it’s none of our business. I get the feeling that she and Daniel have wanted to have a baby together for years and I’m so happy that it happened for them. Congrats to them, one of my favorite low-key celebrity couples.

Also: do you think this will affect how Daniel feels about the doing the next Bond movie? He’s scheduled to film that sh-t later this year. My guess is that with a pregnant wife at home, he’s going to ask to do fewer stunts, and he’ll ask to make the schedule a lot lighter so he can be with her for the birth.

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  1. mkyarwood says:

    She’s ten years older than me, but looks younger. I bet her genes work okay.

  2. lightpurple says:

    Best wishes to them. Hoping all goes well and everyone is healthy through this.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them! I can’t imagine embarking on that at 48, but she looks amazing and I’m sure will do great.

  4. T.Fanty says:

    That’s wonderful news, and congrats to them, but whenever I hear about a notably 40+ woman having a baby, all I can think about is how darn exhausting that will be. My energy fell off a year or so into my forties and even though my kids are older, I’m constantly tired. I couldn’t imagine having a toddler at 50.

  5. Maya says:

    Congratulations – lucky baby with those genes…

  6. Mia4s says:

    Yeah I wonder if this was a case of them wanting it for awhile. None of our business how it came about though. All the best to them!

    • Amide says:

      Yup it’s been a desire for them.🙌
      They’ve been open about it.
      I remember Craig given an interview to one of our Sunday papers -when Skyfall was in preproduction – saying then how much he and Weisz wanted a baby.
      She herself has been quite open in wanting to give Henry a sibling for years now.

  7. monette says:

    Finally! This much hotness needs to be perpetuated. My favorite couple.
    I’m sooo relieved they are not divorcing like so many others.
    Jenna and Patato Head’s breakup really hit me hard.

  8. GreenBunny says:

    I’m jealous. I wanted to have Daniel Craig’s baby, Ha! She looks fantastic, and he’s just sexy. If the baby gets his eye color and her hair, I’m going to be even more jealous of it.

  9. Girl_ninja says:

    Like Kaiser said “I knew it!” I’m so happy for her, Daniel and their little family. She gives me hope.

  10. smcollins says:

    Awww…congrats to them! I love them as a couple, they seem like a nice fit. I wish Rachel a healthy & happy pregnancy.

  11. KLO says:

    I literally yelled “YAYY” when I first read about it. SO happy for them.

  12. minx says:

    Didn’t we speculate she was pregnant? Congrats to them.

  13. slowsnow says:

    This woman is so beautiful that any change in her face is a huge giveaway. Not that her preggers face isn’t beautiful, it’s just that whenever I see pictures of her I stare for ages. So you notice the little expansion of the line on the face, as it were. She is so darn pretty.
    Great for them!

  14. Margo S. says:

    She probably froze her eggs. Or used donor eggs. I’m happy for them too. How exciting!

    • Jayna says:

      My friend in her forties used a donor egg with her husband’s sperm and carried the baby. She was around 44, though.

    • minx says:

      I have to trot out my story about having my second baby a week after I turned 47. No fertility help, everyone healthy.

    • JoJo says:

      Of course there are always rare exceptions, but at 48, it’s almost certainly a donor egg. Most fertility clinics won’t even do IVF at 46 because it’s practically futile – nearly all suggest donor eggs by that point. In the UK, they suggest cutting off IVF at 42 – the “live birth rate” following IVF in women over the age of 44, using their own eggs, is only 2%.

      Before you shoot me, I’m not knocking donor eggs! There are so many different ways to have a baby now, and it’s wonderful that they’re having one! It is no one else’s business “how” – the only possible drawback is that when women everywhere see this kind of thing, they think they can have a baby “naturally” at that age too, and it just really isn’t the case. This is one of the reasons why women – many of my friends included – wait too long. They think they can wait forever because they see celebs doing it, not realizing they’re using donor eggs (because most celebs don’t disclose this, of course.)

      • mannori says:

        what about her own frozen eggs? is possible she had them saved, since they have been married for a longtime and IMO they’ve bee trying for a while. Just a feeling reading her interview, but her wording makes me feel the baby is biological hers (and of course his)

      • Aurelia says:

        frozen eggs are a myth. They don’t work. only something like .002% live births have come from frozen eggs. Frozen sperm yes, frozen eggs no.

      • JoJo says:

        Yes, of course that’s possible too. I personally though do think a majority of these late 40s/50 celeb pregnancies are using donor eggs. Because I think if they froze eggs, they’d likely be open about it. But you’ll never hear a celeb acknowledge using donor eggs. And I’m not saying that they owe the public an explanation, but in some ways I just think it would be refreshing to hear a celeb finally be open about it instead of making it covert, the same way adoption used to be viewed. (But they also may not want to discuss publicly since it’s something their child could find on the Internet before they’ve had a chance to discuss it with them.)

      • Jackie says:

        Thank you for being the voice of reason. Everyone has heard of someone in their late 40s who got pregnant naturally. It is really very rare though! She almost definitely used donor eggs. Nothing wrong with that, I’m 32 weeks pregnant with a donor egg baby!

      • JoJo says:

        @Jackie – That’s so exciting! Congratulations!!

      • Nn says:

        It’s not rare though.
        Most women struggling in their 40s, would have struggled in their 20s had they tried to get pregnant at that time.
        Most women have no issues with fertility regardless of age.
        I don’t think Rachel used donor eggs. If they wanted to have a baby they would have tried or used donor eggs much earlier. I genuinely think it was a surprise baby.

      • Josie says:

        A pregnancy to full term without donor eggs is rare though, as the comments above, so it probably is in this case.

  15. Beth says:

    Their baby will be soo beautiful

  16. Jayna says:

    I’m happy for them. It was obvious she was pregnant. Earlier this year she was in a form-fitting dress, but only a few months later in her next outings she was covered up in a loose dress and then also a big coat in appearances with a much fuller look to her body and face.

  17. TheOtherOne says:

    YAYYYYYY. I love these two. Congrats to them both.

  18. MellyMel says:

    Congrats to them!! That’s going to be a gorgeous child!

  19. Patricia says:

    Wow, she’s awesome. I just had my second baby at 34 and DAMN. I can’t imagine doing it in 14 years. I’m worn out already with the two pregnancies in my early 30s. I don’t know how she will do it but I am amazed by her right now.

  20. Lala says:

    I’m 50 and my cycle still runs like I’m 13 years old (SIGH)…if I didn’t have an issue with my body not being able to handle Estrogen AT ALL…I could see the allure…physically/emotionally/ mentally…I feel more stable now then even when I was younger! I’ve ALWAYS adored those two separately and think they’re TOO COOL together!

  21. Morgan says:

    Wow! Last week I was like, for crying out loud, at what age can we stop bump watching??? But I guess not 48. Better her than me, man….

  22. TheOriginalMia says:

    Congratulations! Very happy for them.

  23. violet says:

    Wow – at 48 and 50! I wonder if this was planned or it just happened and they decided to go with it. At her age, it could also have been one of those “change of life” pregnancies that take a couple by surprise – they figure it’s so unlikely they get, er, careless. Whatever – I adore her, hope all goes well.

  24. Sunny says:

    Yay! I’m so happy for them.

  25. Cher says:

    Congratulations to the couple. May all be well.

  26. Ennie says:

    I adopted my baby when she was a newborn, I am going on 48. It’s been tiring, and I might finally need to hire help now that she is crawling and is going to walk. Congrats to them, it seems true love. I still side eye how they got together, it sucked especially fir Satsuki (Aronofsky blah), but it ia better for her to get rid of him if he did not love her enough.

    • Jayna says:

      Who said he didn’t love her? Where did you even get that? Just because you don’t like him doesn’t mean he wasn’t brokenhearted and brokenhearted over losing half custody of his son because of the split. Also, I’m sure the son was confused, mom leaves dad and marries another man within six months.

      I love and adore Rachel, and as I’ve said often on here, I don’t really judge people. But just because the partner that got left behind doesn’t make comments to the world about it doesn’t mean it wasn’t messy and hurtful.

      • Ennie says:

        Wow. I was referring to Satsuki at the end of my post.

      • Jayna says:

        @Ennie, Sorry. My reading comprehension needs work LOL

        He cheated on Satsuiki anyway, not only with Rachel, but with Sienna Miller when she was with Jude. I remember when either his or her phone was hacked by News of the World and it was revealed. I hope she’s not like Justin Theroux’s girlfriend, who five years later had barely begun to move on, at least according to Heidi’s mother. The best revenge is moving on and having a new great love, not pining for years for someone who easily moved on.

      • KBB says:

        It was Daniel Craig’s voicemail that was hacked. Sienna left him a message saying she couldn’t talk because she was out with Jude and ended it by saying I love you.

        She claimed they had a “brief encounter” during the trial but then also said he was one of her best friends and she said I love you to all close friends. It was so odd how she tried to frame it lol. She basically said it wasn’t an affair, they just had a close emotional relationship and then basically admitted they had slept together. That’s an affair, Sienna!

  27. Lux says:

    I initially found celebitchy through my Rachel Weisz love so this makes me so happy! I’ve always thought they were better suited than her and Darren.

  28. Cayy says:

    I have to admit I fell in love with him when the Comic Relief skit with him and Catherine Tate came out 10 years ago. Who knew he had such a witty and dry sense of humor? BondBoy68 forever.

  29. ChrissyMS says:

    It isn’t really an issue of health, or still having cycles, it is an issue of quality of eggs. She looks great and they do have the money and the resources. The child will be very blessed. Interesting that she announced before she really had too. Miscarriage odds are higher the older you get. My friend had a surprise pregnancy at 44 and she had a miscarriage at 22 weeks and it was really terrible, although I suppose that it does happen to young woman as well. There really is no predictor. Just odds and luck. In the age of vasectomies and birth control being so easily accessed this seems really rare, but I wonder how much more common late 40′s pregnancies were back in the day. I am 37 just had my 3rd and would love a last at 4th baby but I am feeling lots of pressure due to my age. Like I want that baby out by the time I am 39 lol. Stories like this give me a bit of perspective. I think you have to be willing to risk the odds. Like If I wait until I am 40 I will have to accept that the odds of miscarriage or other problems will be slightly higher, even though my previous pregnancies were healthy. My pregnancy at 36/37 was a lot harder then my first at 31 but having 2 other kids to look after probably contributed.

  30. ChrissyMS says:

    Gwen Stefani is 48 right? That is the first thing I thought. She did just plan a year residency in Vegas which probably means that she isn’t really realistically planning for it.

  31. Rayan says:

    She is stunning. Congratulations to them!

  32. Cheshiresmile says:

    So happy for them- that child will be so loved.

    For what it’s worth, I think Cameron Diaz is next to announce with the baby bump. She’s got a look in those photos from the goopy wedding- news will be here first, no doubt.

  33. Tvtg says:

    You guys is 48 really that old especially if you are rich? You guys make it sounds so exhausting but for them. It’s a blessing that the power of money

  34. emma peel says:

    Mozel tov to this genetically blessed couple!

  35. Asiyah says:

    I love love LOVE them! Aronofsky is scum and yeah she stayed with him for so long but there was a reason she didn’t marry him. Trust, I’ve been there. I’m so happy for her that she found someone more compatible who loves her the way she loves him.

    • Jayna says:

      I don’t know. In interviews, she raved about his brilliance and having loved working with him. She bragged about when she was off on shoot for months how he came and edited his movie there so he could be with Rachel and their son.

      This is what she said about their relationship the year before she left him for Daniel.

      “You and Darren have been together for eight years but haven’t married. Will you?

      We are engaged, and Darren and I are completely committed to “until death do us part,” although we haven’t made it official with the paperwork yet. It’s not for any political reason or that we’re waiting for this or for that, but maybe one day we will have an official ceremony.” She said she had fallen even more in love with him after they had their son.

      You know, maybe he was a wonderful partner, and she loved him. But hot, sexy Daniel Craig comes into her life, and it was high intensity, much like Ewan McGregor felt about his new relationship, I guess, and you don’t look at your partner the same anymore. It’s over. It happens all the time. It doesn’t make the partner you were with less than or “scum.” It just means someone else ignited intense feelings, and there was no going back and someone that you uprooted your life and your child’s life for.

  36. Patty says:

    Awww. I’m super happy for them. And I didn’t even realize they’ve been married almost seven years until I clicked on Rachel’s tag.

  37. Rumi says:

    I wish her and the baby good health.
    I find her beautiful and elegant. Daniel is ok.

  38. ValiantlyVarnished says:

    Called it! I called this back when it was first talked about a week ago. People on that thread kept saying how ridiculous it was to think she was pregnant or saying that she was just getting older and gained weight. If a woman is still menustrating she can pregnant. Period. It may be harder to do so and it may be a higher risk pregnancy but it can still happen. Congrats to her and Daniel. I still think she looks amazing for 48 and doesn’t look like she’s had work done – or if she has it’s been very subtle.

  39. LittlefishMom says:

    Awww so happy for them. :)

  40. Joannie says:

    she’s beautiful but doesn’t look great here. Her hair style is doing her no favours.

  41. SJhere says:

    Well, good for them! Always great when a couple has a dearly wanted child.

  42. laura says:

    “I’m not going to get into a debate about whether this pregnancy had some kind of fertility-doctor help – she’s 48 years old and really, it’s none of our business.”

    Yet you mention it!

  43. mannori says:

    What’s up with this “non of our business” thang on a gossip blog? if handled respectfully and without being judgemental given the delicacy of the subject that EXACTLY what I want to know. That’s what’s juicy about this news! Because at 48 yrs. is pretty 100% sure that it didn’t happened naturally.

  44. whispersjane says:

    I’m sure it’s just an awkward photo, but he looks like a deer in the headlights in that top pic. I wonder if a baby will change their dynamic. . . Sometimes that happens.

  45. minxx says:

    I’m SOOOO happy for them! I always thought they wanted a baby but they had difficulties. Rachel is so gorgeous!

  46. Ishq the Cat says:

    I had twins at 30 and a singleton at 40 y o. All babies were happy and healthy. No difference between how my body handled the two pregnancies at all and no difference my level of tiredness when looking after babies at 30 and at 40. I am a working Mum and am certainly not a health freak- walking the dog for up to an hour a day is just about the only exercise I do (apart from tidying up after kids of course!). Women having babies after 40 is nothing new and is very common where I live. I say that you shouldn’t let age discourage you from trying for a baby if you really want one. The average lifespan where I live is now 82 years. I know several parents who have tragically around age 40 but also several who have died in their late 20s. You never know when your number is up (from e.g. an accident or freak illness) but if most people here live to be 82, I feel that we can gamble on sticking around (and having enough energy to be devoted parents) until our kids are grown up, even when we have them at 48!

  47. Amanda says:

    That’s awesome news. So happy for them!

  48. Blackbetty says:

    I like this couple a lot, but that’s not what I want when I’m that age! With all these middle aged famous people having kids at 45 + ,doesn’t it give the wrong impression for us plebs, that you can easily get pregnant at that age too?

  49. Cleo17 says:

    So thrilled for them. But that child is going to be beyond gorgeous. There’s never really any perfect time to have a child. I would’ve been a shitty mom in my 20s because I was way too impatient. We have a history of breast cancer in our family, so after I got married (at 35) and kept trying to get on health insurance (nothing like being a small business owner before the ACA. Plus how do you go through pregnancy and delivery without heath insurance? I finally had a baseline monogram done at 39 to find out I had cancer. And obviously that shifted the timeline even more. Plus our business blew up which financially set us back even more. When I was given the OK from my oncologist to start trying to get pregnant, nothing happened. With all the medical bills that we had (and still have), there was no way we could do IVF or anything like that. We could pretty much do the office turkey baster method four times and then I had to take a break because it was consuming me. Peeing on sticks constantly. Sex on a timeline (And it makes me so sad to hear that avancii died because during one sex on demand experience where we both totally didn’t want to, wake me up when it’s all over came on the radio and we died laughing.)

    A month later I was pregnant. I kept waiting for something to go wrong (cancer kind of does that to you). I pretty much hid in the house because I blew up like a balloon at six weeks and only my neighbors & my church knew after six months and then I didn’t announce it until Halloween. I had one of the freakiest cases of gestational diabetes my doctor has ever seen. No riak factors for it, but the amount of insulin I had to take was the same amt for a woman of about 300 pounds. And this is with eating right and everything. It was nuts. And then I got borderline pre-eclampsia 1 week before Cletus the Fetus was born, so the doctor put me in the hospital. I ended up really disliking my OB, and I felt very pushed into getting a C-section. And then I have this screwed up metabolism where it took them 45 minutes to numb me enough to start and then when they were sewing me back up, I
    could feel it so they had to knock me out so I don’t even remember my daughter being born.

    She is a delight. 😍 She is so chill and so happy. She’s 2 now so of course she has her moments, but my husband and I are trying to make sure that at the very least we screw her up differently than how our parents screwed us up. 😃 The perks of being older is that I am so much more patient and go with the flow then I was when I was younger. We don’t get the bonus of monetary stability because of having to start over with business and huge medical bills from my cancer.

    I never wanted to have a baby at so old an age, yet every day I look at her and think how blessed we are, and I’m the kind of person that hates the term blessed. I don’t have as much energy, so I try to plan around it. Plus I’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder which makes it harder as well. But she is such a ray of joy, and my husband and I are really taking are health seriously so that we can make sure that we’re around for her. I’ll be 45 this summer, and if my doctor gives me the OK, we may try for another. But we do know at some point we’re going to be looking at fostering to adopt. We didn’t have a family the way we had “planned” it, but just tonight my little girl looked at me and then pointing at her dad and said “We family” and my heart & ovaries exploded. 😃

    Jesus – sorry that was such a novel. 😚😚😚

  50. ellie says:

    im so over the fertility discussion. How can people still keep talking about it.

    • Patty says:

      Thank You. I know this is a celebrity gossip site but I think it’s awful to make assumptions about women and their pregnancies. There’s been a lot of assumptions about donor eggs, frozen eggs, IVF, other fertility drugs, etc.

      Also I’d like to note that yes, fertility does decline with age but women having babies in their late forties is not unheard of and not really that uncommon – I’m sure everyone knows someone who knows someone (who knows someone) who had kids later in life and baby and mommy were fine.

      My own story, I went to middle school with a kid that was born when his mom was 47. Totally healthy. Due to the age gap between him and his older siblings, parents didn’t do any type of birth control to see what would happen and voila: his little sister was born when mom was 49.

      It happens. It’s always happened. And it’s not fair to assume everyone woman who gets pregnant past a certain age is using someone else’s eggs, frozen eggs, or IVF.