Penelope Cruz gave birth to a little boy yesterday, in LA


According to multiple sources, Penelope Cruz has given birth! Apparently Penelope and Javier Bardem welcomed their hot Spanish baby on Tuesday, at Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai. While Us Weekly won’t or can’t confirm the gender or the name, the NY Post is calling it: A BOY!

Hollywood duo Penelope Cruz and Oscar-nominated husband Javier Bardem are celebrating the birth of a baby boy, Spanish celebrity gossip magazine Hola! reported Wednesday.

The power couple’s first child was born at Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Hospital last Saturday. Cruz was surrounded by her family, including her mother Encarna and her sister and brother, Monica and Eduardo.

Neither family members nor the pair’s representatives have confirmed anything yet. “Have the parents said anything?,” asked the actor’s mother, Pilar Bardem, when questioned by a journalist from Spanish news agency Efe. “Well then, I cannot say anything.”

Bardem, 41, and Cruz, 36, were married in a low-key ceremony in the Bahamas in July last year.

In September the pair confirmed Cruz was expecting, after her baby bump was spotted on the set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

Bardem and Cruz met for the first time on the set of the 1992 Spanish drama comedy “Jamon, Jamon,” one of Cruz’s first acting roles. But they did not start dating until 2007.
Hola! quotes Bardem as indicating he and Cruz do not want to become the new Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. “We value our privacy [but] it’s difficult for us to appear in public, even thought we’re both used to getting a lot of attention in Spain … but we have a good life.”

Bardem won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2007 for crime thriller “No Country for Old Men.” Earlier Tuesday, Bardem was a surprise inclusion in the Best Actor nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards for his role in the Spanish-language film “Biutiful.” Winners will be announced in Los Angeles on Feb. 27.

[From The NY Post]

Ah, this might be why Javier didn’t release a statement about his Oscar nomination yesterday – he was sleep deprived and by his wife’s side. That makes sense. Anyway, I hope they name the little boy something fabulous, like Fernando… or Alejandro. Or Cruz Bardem. How cute would that be? How about Fernando Cruz Bardem? Little Fern. Aw!



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  1. brin says:

    Little Fern…lol! How about Oscar since they both have one?

  2. launicaangelina says:

    Love them as a couple & bet their child will be a stunner!

  3. guesty says:

    Can’t wait til she teaches him how to speak English! LOL. Everytime she talks I need to turn the caption feature thing on.

  4. bros says:

    im surprised she gave birth here-they are both so proud of being spanish-I would have thought theyd want to have him on native soil.

  5. Tess says:

    She is juicy and gorgeous and womanly.

    He is a perfect male counterpart.

    Don’t know what kind of people they are, but physically, they are a pleasure to look at.

  6. Spaniard says:

    bros: not true, they are not proud of being spaniards, and also lots of spaniards are glad that they decide to live in the USA, you just have to read the comments in all the spanish online newspapers (if you understand spanish of course), anyway, congrats to the couple, hope they had a healthy baby and keep staying far from here ;)

  7. happygirl says:

    Aw =) I like them both and they seem very grounded to me. I can’t wait to see the baby. Congrats to the new parents!

  8. Nanea says:


    I’m pretty sure Javi is happier about the kid than about getting that Oscar nom…

  9. Bubulle says:

    For some reason, I’ve never like her . Her thick spanish accent is so annoying.

  10. mln76 says:

    Congrats I am sure in 25 years this kid’s going to be on the Hot Guy Friday line-up.

  11. Days after Christmas says:

    I too hope they name their baby Fernando. (My husband is a hot Fernando!) BTW, the nickname is not Fern. It’s ‘Nando which is a lot sexier.

  12. malachais says:

    congrats to her, I hope those blind items that Michael K from Dlisted pointed to Javier aren’t true. I’m sure their baby is gorgeous.

  13. Whatever says:

    Katie Holmes needs to pay very close attention. Tom’s women seem to take a huge step up after they lose Tom. Nicole and Penelope have moved on to much hotter and saner men. Katie should follow suit.

  14. mln76 says:

    @Whatever Nic and Penelope made the mistake of getting involved with Tom and he held their careers back while they were with him but they both have much more talent in their pinky toenails then Katie. She isn’t even slightly in their league.

  15. TG says:

    They are very hot and I have no trouble understanding Penelope’s English. Also you can still be proud of your origins and still want to live in the US.

    I love the nickname little Fern! so cute

  16. KLO says:

    They are both so great-looking. I hope their child will be equally gorgeous.

  17. Whatever says:

    @Whatever Nic and Penelope made the mistake of getting involved with Tom and he held their careers back while they were with him but they both have much more talent in their pinky toenails then Katie. She isn’t even slightly in their league.


    I wasn’t comparing their careers, but noting the obvious improvement in the men they ended up with after Tom.

  18. mln76 says:

    @Whatever my bad :)

  19. smith says:

    Hooray for a normal Hollywood gestation period.

    Is it just me or do most celeb pregnancies run in the 10-15 month range. Leave it to them to wring out every last moment of baby attention/coverage.

    Month 23: Kim Kardashian still pregnant.

    You watch my friends …es la verdad.

  20. bros says:

    is that true spaniard? I thought they were firmly like, spain’s beloved actors. Javi always says something about spain in his acceptance speeches in spanish, and I though pene was artistic royalty there, given her status as muse to almadovar.

  21. hello says:

    Bardem good looking?? hahahaha … omg give me a break! he is UGLY and FAT, and a douchebag, absolutely terrible unfriendly bastard.

    Ask to the spanish people about this couple!

  22. kelbear says:

    Congratulations to them! I can’t wait to see how adorable the baby boy is!

  23. Obvious says:

    new rule. Kaiser gets to name all celebrity babies. starting with this one!

  24. Cheyenne says:

    @TG: “Fern” is not a Spanish name. The Spanish nickname for Fernando is Nando.

  25. Spaniard says:

    bros, They only seem to care about their country when they’re not there. Because they are rude and look always annoyed when they come to Spain also don’t want to give interviews to the spanish press (she was the first to act like this, when she started to be a bit popular in USA due to her romances, not her acting). Don’t get me wrong, I think he is extremely talented and I’m happy for his success (I don’t find her talented, but each to his own)but that’s the reason they’re not so beloved in Spain.

  26. REALIST says:

    How sweet! Can’t wait to see a pic of the gorgeous little one (what genes!).

  27. samihami says:

    @hello: Ah, someone who agrees with me about Bardem. He is just so painfully unattractive (and so is she, imho). I just do not understand why people think he’s hot.

  28. Cherry Rose says:

    I don’t find him attractive, but I do think he’s a fantastic actor. Absolutely loved him in No Country For Old Men.

    Congrats to them on their baby.

  29. Bodhi says:

    not true, they are not proud of being spaniards,

    What? Sorry, I just find that very hard to believe

  30. marge says:

    @12… thanks for the clarifycation… I didn’t uderstand the “helecho” (fern in spanish) comment

  31. lrm says:

    oh glad someoen else agrees-i dont find her very talented at alll…i tried to get thru one of her almodovar films, and hated it and her in it. i thought she tried too hard.
    and her accent in english really bugs me too for some reason. not so w/all accents-just hers.

    and he is NOT attractive…but they both do exude a certain charisma/sensuality, so i think that makes ppl think they are hot.

    anyway, obv. good luck and congrats with the baby.

  32. DeeDee says:

    How about Javier Bardem for Hot Guy Friday? He is FINE!

  33. ezra says:

    Hope the baby didn’t inherit Bardem’s large head – poor Penelope if it did.

  34. Malorie says:

    I´m from Spain; it´s true what Spaniard said, basically we hate them here, and they hate us. They are SO smug, like they are superior to the rest of us, underdeveloped spaniards.
    Not to mention the thirst of fame of the Cruz family… Now little “no-one-knows-you” Pene´s brother with Eva Longoria? Please!!!!

    Anyhoodie, congrats to the couple. By the way, Bardem HOT? Not anymore…

  35. bee says:

    Yep, I agree with Spaniard and Malorie, they aren’t so loved around here in Spain. Some spanish critics and journalists seem to adore them because they bring attention and some respect over the spanish film industry (which mostly sucks…) but Pe and Bardem are pretty rude and overated. At least Bardem can speak some english… whenever I hear Penelope I cringe, seriously, she’s been in HW for ages and she’s an actress, she should have a good ear for accents and such

  36. dj says:

    Wow. I’m surprised that this couple is not “beloved” in Spain. They must have really good publicists. Thanks so much all the Spanish insiders for the real scoop!

  37. Jeri says:

    Wonderful! They’ll be good parents, lucky baby and lucky parents! Congratulations to all.

  38. TG says:

    @Cheyenne – I know Fern isn’t Spanish my husband is Central American and his brother’s name is Fernando I was just saying Fern is cute and I can picture a dark haired skinny boy running around. My imagination runs with me.

  39. Camille says:

    Aw, congrats to them :D .

    Good timing for the baby to be born, now they can go to the Oscars together.

  40. Megatrona says:

    I have to agree with the people who say Javier is not hot, to me he is very much unattractive , I rather tap Tom cruise any time before I would ever touch him with a sterilized 10 foot pole
    I also agree with Penelope speaking English, can’t stand it, she uses the same Spanish accent
    As an actress she should get ride of it, the same way many other actors from other countries do