Maggie Gyllenhaal welcomed her second daughter, Gloria Ray Sarsgaard

Yay, Maggie Gyllenhaal is a mom again! Maggie and her creepy/hot husband Peter Sarsgaard welcomed another little girl into their family. Maggie gave birth to daughter Gloria Ray on April 19 – and they’re just announcing it now! Because Maggie and Peter want to make sure that everyone knows they’re not shilling their baby out for publicity’s sake (not like anyone was asking, but sure). Gloria Ray joins big sister Ramona, 5.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard became the proud parents of their second baby girl, a rep for Gyllenhaal confirms to Us Weekly exclusively. Born April 19 in New York, the parents named their newborn Gloria Ray.

The Hysteria actress, 34, and the Lovelace actor, 41, are already parents to daughter Ramona, 5. Together since 2002, the couple tied the knot at a small chapel in Brindisi, Italy on May 2, 2009.

Since first becoming a mother in 2006, Gyllenhaal has struggled to balance her personal and professional life. “I had been so focused on Ramona — and she’s been everything to me — but I’m also an actress,” she told Us in January 2010. “It’s not possible to do it perfectly.”

Gyllenhaal waited until her second trimester to announce her most recent pregnancy.

“I find it difficult to pretend you’re not pregnant, which I had to do,” the Crazy Heart star told USA Today in March. “I didn’t let anyone know until three and a half months this time. I went to film festivals. I’m throwing up in the bathroom and having to keep pretzels in my purse, and having to fit into dresses.”

Sarsgaard, meanwhile, had another set of concerns — the biggest being how to prepare Ramona for sisterhood. “I’ve seen kids with siblings — I don’t have any siblings, so I don’t know — but they generally go for about five minutes, ‘Oh, cool! Anyway, what are we going to do now? Can we return it?’” he told reporters in February. “I think it gets boring quickly, at first, and it takes a while for them to bond.”

[From Us Weekly]

Ha, Peter’s got the right idea. Everyone’s always like, “Oh, so-and-so will love being a big brother!” Not always! Sibling rivalry is real. But two little girls, five years apart? They probably won’t have many problems, the age gap is big enough that Ramona will be okay with relinquishing her “only child” status.

Incidentally, did anyone watch Maggie on PBS’s Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.? I love genealogy shows, and Finding Your Roots is far superior to NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? One of the best features of Finding Your Roots is that Gates gets his guests to take DNA tests and he shows them what they are genetically, like 40% European or 20% Asian or whatever. Robert Downey Jr. was convinced that he was part African, and he ended being almost all white European. He was so disappointed! Anyway, Maggie was on and her genealogy is crazy-awesome. On her father’s side, she’s descended from Swedish royalty and nobility, by way of an insular Swedish mystical cult in Pennsylvania. On her mother’s side, she comes from Russian Jews – a long line of very intellectual, very strong Russian women doing amazing work in male-dominated fields. Maggie’s was a really good episode!

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  1. gee says:

    I love that she’s holding her mother’s hand. It’s so cute.

  2. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them! And another fairly normal name!
    I always mean to watch that genealogy show, I saw an early episode and it was very interesting.

  3. lflips says:

    I just lover her. She seems to natural and at ease.

  4. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Does anyone have any thoughts on all the celebs who give their children the middle name of Ray? I don’t know any one in regular America that does this. Thoughts?

    • tripmom says:

      A friend of mine named his daughter Hattie Rae. I think it’s adorable in that combo, and I like how they ended it in the “e” better than ending it an a “y.” More feminine.

    • tina says:

      I named my daughter Maggie Ray. Ray after her father.

  5. Hubbahun says:

    “creepy/hot” is so right – I love him but yeah, he’s a serial killer for sure (what a way to go though:D)

    • mia girl says:

      I agree. It is the perfect way to describe him.

      But I find him more hot than creepy (that is until he tells me to put the lotion in the basket).

      • Ruby Red Lips says:

        He is sooooo hot…and creepy but creepy in a very sexy way….phew!

      • ahoyhoy says:

        lol! I was just checking in to add my obligatory “Sarsgaard = the Sex” comment. I see you ladies beat me!

  6. Franny says:

    Is that her mom in that last picture? Its cute that they are holding hands :)

  7. Nessa says:

    I love everything about this couple. Congrats to them! And adorable uncle Jake.

  8. Cathy says:

    Congratulations to the two of them. Is she ill though, she gave the baby a normal name, not something off the wall. I thought giving a baby a normal name wasn’t allowed if you are any sort of celebrity.

  9. jc126 says:

    I missed the RDJ segment on Finding Your Roots. I wonder why he was convinced he had some African ancestry? Intriguing.

    Congrats to Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard! Or Congraatulaations, I should say lol.

    I like them, but I find them both a tad odd. Quirky, I guess. I like the name Gloria better than the name Ramona.

  10. loma says:

    Like these two. Congrats!!

  11. Lindy says:

    Love these two, and I hope they have fun welcoming their new little one. She has always seemed smart, grounded, witty, and decent (as well as being a damn good actress).

  12. Sumodo1 says:

    Try to find names that go well with Sarsgaard. They did fine with Ramona and Gloria Ray, and yet the kids won’t be swimming in a sea of “Kaylas.”

    There were 3 other Susans in my fourth grade class.

  13. NYC_girl says:

    I don’t think he’s creepy – I saw him at a screening after “Shattered Glass” came out, and he seemed OK. The person I was with thought he was gay actually. That’s a really good movie and he’s super-hot in it.

  14. Nanea says:

    Congrats to the Gyllengaards!

    Wait, what?

    Maggie’s had her daughter, and JSimp is still pregnant?

  15. Belle says:

    I know all kids are different, but my girls are 5 years apart, and my oldest had been begging for a baby sister for about two years. Luckily we were able to deliver on the request… but not for a while. She was wonderful (and still is) with her little sister… always willing to help, no tantrums or wanting to ‘return the baby’… LOL I know many think that having kids closer together offers them a better ‘bonding experience’, but I’m quite happy mine ended up five years apart.

  16. Samigirl says:

    Aw yay! Congrats to them!

  17. Alexis says:

    Gloria and Ramona. Yes! Please bring back the female names that have some strength to them!

  18. Jackie says:

    love henry louis gates…his show is really good too.

    peter is beyond sexy. would hit that every night of the week.

    terrible kids names, though.