Hilarie Burton barely confirms that she had Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s baby


Back in April of this year, Jeffrey Dean Morgan brought his mother and his girlfriend, Hilarie Burton, to the premiere of one of his films. I was surprised to see him with Hilarie Burton – she looks very young, and very… interchangeable with every other brunette chick on the CW. Several commenters pointed out that Hilarie and JDM hadn’t just started dating – they had been quietly “seeing each other” for about a year, and that Hilarie had given birth to their baby. A few weeks later, Us Weekly confirmed the total random gossip and speculation that Hilarie had indeed given birth, and that everything had been very quiet and hush-hush, and that Hilarie basically went into hiding for a year. It was a really strange story. And it gets even weirder.

Hilarie just got a gig on White Collar, filming in New York. I guess the Associated Press sent a reporter out to ask her questions about JDM and the baby, and her answers were just… weird. Like, she got to bone JDM for more than a year, and she wants to front like she doesn’t want to brag about it! What the hell?

New mom Hilarie Burton (formerly of One Tree Hill) is breaking her silence — just a tad — about the baby boy she and boyfriend Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Watchmen) secretly welcomed earlier this year.

As first revealed in Us Weekly in May, Burton, 28, began dating Morgan, 44, in 2009, and “their relationship moved pretty quickly,” an insider told Us. The actress was not photographed in public between May 6, 2009 and April 20, 2010, when she and Morgan went public with their romance at an L.A. film premiere.

Now back at work to film episodes of USA’s series White Collar in NYC, Burton told the Associated Press recently that she and Morgan are “really happy, and we’re a very good team. And we got very lucky that our family is what it is.”

But Burton still would not tell the AP the name of their son or his birth date.

“I want to protect them like a mama wolf should,” she explained of her new family.

Burton divorced One Tree Hill assistant director Ian Prange in 2008. It’s the first child for Burton, but not Morgan: he learned in March 2009 that he had a 5-year-old son with actress Sherrie Ross.

[From Us Weekly]

It’s not like Hilarie and JDM are some super-famous couple. In fact, the seeming weirdness of this situation probably gives them more press than if they had their publicists issue a short little announcement. She won’t even confirm the kid’s name?!? Oh, and maybe I could understand it if she was leaving Hollywood and she was just tired of the life, but she’s still acting! She’s on White Collar, for goodness sake. This whole thing is just so strange. Do you think it’s all about the sketchy timeline for when he and Mary-Louise Parker broke up? Are there more secret love children out there?


Hilarie and JDM on April 20, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL If they were super famous I think more people would care but the chick from the CW won’t garner much press unless she was on Gossip Girls. No one cares. I certainly don’t care what her kids name is.

    Jefferey Dean Morgan may have a ton of kids. He quietly bones and impregnates lesser known actresses and I think he has some swimmers doing canon balls in a lesser known actress right now. This story is barely interesting but its an eyebrow riser. Its like when you see a kid lick a dog, you rise your eyebrow but you keep on drinking your coffee and go on your way. Maybe I am jaded. Mary-Louise Parker can’t catch a break can she, I didn’t even know he was dating her.

  2. Katalina says:

    I think you’re right about random CW chick trying to make people care more by making it all so hush-hush. The thing is, I think people still don’t really care.

    Also, check out that smug look on her face in the top pic! She is all over him. She’s wise to keep close, from what I understand of JDM’s history with the ladies.

  3. lucy2 says:

    Sounds to me like they fooled around and she got knocked up. I can’t imagine them staying together for long since he seems to like the ladies a little too much.
    I can respect wanting to keep your child’s life private, but if she wants to do that, then she shouldn’t talk about her private life at ALL.

  4. lisa says:

    This is obviously a one of many Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s one night stands. He had multiple partners at the time he split with Mary Louis Parker, such as Gina Gershon and God knows who else. Once the sex fizzles, it’s over.

    I doubt he’s in a actual relationship with her.

  5. Dave says:

    If he put down the crack-pipe maybe he could find someone who doesn’t want to use him. Right now his life is a revolving door of women.
    His expression in the last photo is priceless.

  6. LeManda says:

    I guess I’m the only one who thinks she’s right in withholding the information about her child if she wants to. I’ve noticed that lots of stars who have children that are 10 ears old and older have never realized information about their children. It’s a very new thing to have these big stories about something so private as your child. If their happy just leave them be.

    • Cecc_love says:

      I could not agree more! Seriousley if she believe her childs name should stay out of the press, making such a big fuss of it, most show that on some level people are interested in the story 🙂

  7. Yasmine says:

    To be honest, I still have no idea who these people are. And judging by the limited number of posts on this page, I’d say other people don’t know either.

  8. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “I think he has some swimmers doing canon balls in a lesser known actress right now.”


  9. California Surfer says:

    I think this dude played Denny on Greys Anatomy and his eyes are totally too close together, beady like Charlie Sheens, too creepy. And Grandma thinks Mary Louise and Liam Neeson would make a way majorly awesome duo!

  10. Sefa says:

    I’d agree with you, LeManda, but it seems like Hilarie’s not quite on the same page JDM. Don’t know the kid’s full name, but in an interview a few weeks ago, he referred to his 4-month-old (now maybe 5-month) son as Gus and was very easy-going about it. I bet the kid’s a real cutie, though, and like dad, really excited when the ladies fawn over him.

    And Yasmine, be cool. Not everyone knows who he is, but don’t harsh on the some of us that do!

  11. Brooke says:

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan (from Watchmen and the Losers – both excellent flicks) is my imaginary boyfriend, and when they first announced the birth of their baby I looked up the girl bc I had never heard of her before. Everything I read basically points to her having conceived immediately after they met, when he was still on and off with Mary Louise Parker, and she’s been playing up a relationship with JDM ever since to increase her profile (as he is way more successful) even though it doesn’t really seem like he wanted a relationship with her, let alone a baby. At least he is attempting to stick it out with her, even though his face in these pictures makes it plain that he is sorta miserable.

  12. jane says:

    I think I’m more bothered by the fact she referred to herself as “mama wolf” haha. Made me think of Sarah Palin and frankly, its just too early for that nonsense.

  13. Renee says:

    He’s actually a pretty good actor. He was on Supernatural, Greys Anatomy and some funny movies The Losers, Watchmen etc. I have only heard good things about him, but he does seem a little strange.

  14. Cakes says:

    Back off Brooke! Hes mine!! LOL. JDM is the guy you know will never settle down. You meet him, have your fun, and release him for other woment to enjoy. Hes not the setteling type.

  15. Iggles says:

    This story is so odd. Why did she go into hiding for year? No one cares!

  16. jen says:

    Mary-Louise Parker sure knows how to pick ’em!

  17. irishserra says:

    I think the mother of his son is Sherri Rose, not Sherrie Ross. Not that it matters. It doesn’t look she’s done much. I wonder if JDM just prefers to be with women who won’t detract from his “fame.”

    The first time I saw JDM was in “P.S. I Love You.” I was so in love with him and thought he was just adorable. But now he just seems like a goof to me.

  18. Ruby Red Lips says:

    @ LeManda

    I agree, Hilarie is an actress, her son has not chosen to be in the spotlight so why should anything about him b revealed to the press

    Children of actors are not fair game & it is disturbing how many people seem to think that all knowledge of the kids is a given

  19. Obvious says:

    I like him, and Hilarie was ok as Peyton in the first few season of One Tree Hill, but she got whining and annoying at the end. but then again she got her start as a MTV VeeJay, so w.e

  20. serena says:

    I think she has very particular traits, she’s not an interchangeable brunnette. But she’s so young compared to him… anyway they might not be super famous but if they want to keep quiet, we should respect this. She’s protecting her baby’s privacy, is that weird that instead she did not sell her first baby’s pic to some major journal? wtf please.

  21. blink says:

    OMG what a fake couple! Hilarie Burton liar and cheater, plays the babycard. JDM did a big mistake, i bet he wanna leave but what to do, leaving a bitch with his baby, not easy cos he is in focus! Poor man, Hilarie is a z-list. i bet she cheated on him with dont taking the pilllllllll

  22. Steve says:

    I heard he goes through drugs faster than a snow plow in a blizzard…
    He got that Ross chick pregnant while he was in rehab.

  23. troothsayer says:

    If you want the truth about these two, have a read of this – http://whoknowsjdmhb.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=3

    and also this for a simplified version of events http://whoknowsjdmhb.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1

    this is not the happy image she would have everyone believe! She’s a liar and a hypocrite!

  24. Hay says:

    The problem is, she got knocked up barely weeks into knowing him. She trapped him and rode his fans attentions for months! She went out of her way to cause controversy over the pregnancy rumors since August 2009 via her production companys website. She knew everyone was watching for clues because she knew everyone had heard the pregnancy rumors. She played everyone for months and has obviously played him too. It’s pretty obvious if you dig behind the facade that it’s all a PR stunt on her part and a effort to contain the ugliness she’s caused over this baby since she let the news spread! She’s a total attention whore, but only on her terms! She has no interest in privacy at all, she wants attention, and what better way to get it that this?

  25. emma says:

    i’m so not looking forward to see her on white collar. couldn’t stand her on one tree hill.

  26. Me says:

    Very telling that she decided to wait to confirm her official Jeffrey Dean Morgan babymama #2 status until the week before her White Collar Premiere. She’s using this “secret baby” mess to promote her White Collar role. So much for this “protective mama wolf” bunk.

    Yes, I DO think Morgan has more secret children out there. Everyone knows about the Sherrie Rose son (when has he found the time to get to know HIM? Jeffrey’s barely been in LA since he was supposedly “surprised” with that news), I’m sure he has many more close-eyed, big nosed bastards running around.

    I think there was some serious juggling of this CW chick and Mary Louise Parker in May 2009, when he first met and started boning Hilarie (Hilarie was seeing other guys too). Too bad for Jeffrey she was pregnant before the end of their second month of dating. Those are the reasons this baby and “family” stayed secret for so long.

  27. Lilly says:

    OMG she is insane. If she doesn’t want anyone knowing about the baby to maintain her privacy why mention it and why step out with him in public at a premiere like that? Jesus! Talk about attention seeker! She has more faces than a town hall clock!

  28. mollination says:

    I like both of them. I like the fact that they didn’t feel the need to notify anyone – it wasn’t until others found and out and bombarded them that they said anything anyway. So, maybe that’s why their answers are short. They didn’t choose to talk about it – they were asked and thus kept it short and sweet.

  29. Me says:

    They WERE both asked about it, starting way back in EARLY MAY after Hilarie’s manwhore babydaddy leaked the story to Us magazine. She avoided answering questions about the baby in June and July..only NOW — with a tv show to promote — has Hilarie decided to actually speak about it. This is a ploy to get more eyes on her as returns to the small screen. It has nothing to do with privacy and is in no way admirable.

  30. Mouse says:

    @ Steve#22 – Ha ha, love that analogy!

  31. Confuzzle says:

    Number 23, you need another hobby.

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