Keira Knightley is (allegedly) pregnant & she’s ‘terrified’ of Cumberbitches


Here are some assorted photos of Keira Knightley in NYC from the past few days. Like Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira has been saturating the New York media outlets to promote The Imitation Game. Keira has been lovely throughout the tour – she’s been funny and interesting and pushing a quiet feminist agenda, talking about women in STEM and how men need to be asked about work-life balance too. But here’s something interesting… check out the photos of Keira in overalls in particular. Yes. She’s totally knocked up. Star Magazine says she is too:

Keira Knightley and her husband, James Righton, have a little English muffin in the oven! Star has learned that the Anna Karenina star, who married the Klaxons rocker in a low-key ceremony in May 2013, is about 12 weeks along. “Keira and James are thrilled,” a family source gushes. “This wasn’t planned, but that is how they wanted it.”

The timing also couldn’t be better. The actress recently wrapped her new film, Everest, and has no new projects on the horizon. “She will be able to relax and settle into family life in London,” the pal adds.

But while the couple are delighted about their growing family, their inner circle insists they want to keep the news hush-hush for as long as they can. “Keira and her stylist have been putting together looks that hide her growing bump,” the source continues.

[From Star Magazine]

Correction: her stylist has been trying and failing to hide her bump. Keira’s been looking bumpy for several weeks, but those photos of Keira in overalls must be an admission that there’s no hiding it anymore. YAY! Congrats to Keira. She gets to be pregnancy twinsies with Duchess Kate.

Meanwhile, Keira appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. Do you think that dress is roomy enough at the waist? LOL. Anyway, Keira talked about Cumberbitches and how they terrify her. She said: “It’s terrifying. I mean, they’re lovely. I feel terrified saying they’re terrifying cause they might come after me. So… yes, it’s amazing! They’re very artistic! They paint pictures of him. You go to premieres and there’s these amazing paintings of Ben looking Ben-like… [They're] a very hysterical, artistic type.” She also said that the Cumberbitches didn’t even want her autograph at the premiere, that they were just there for Benedict. Here’s the video:



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  1. Miss M says:

    I like Keira a lot and I didn’t want to speculate on her pregnancy before, but I think she is entering her second trimester , as her weight gain was noticeable back at TIFF.

  2. Luciana says:

    Yes, she’s totally pregnant. Congratulations!

  3. Molly says:

    I like her. She has that nice pregnancy glow. She has been killing it with her campaign. I wonder if she can actually snatch it away from Patricia Arquette?

  4. Kitten says:

    Oh man, those overalls with the Chucks are making me yearn for 1994.

    Congrats to Keira.

  5. Gine says:

    Yeah, it’s been obvious for a while, but I assumed she was showing really early because she’s so tiny, and didn’t want to announce it too soon. She’s seemed so happy lately, so congrats to her and her husband!

  6. koko says:

    What is the purpose in “hiding” a pregnancy? She seems beyond the first trimester, though that’s just a guess. Celebrate it honey!

    • Gine says:

      Some women start showing very early, when there’s still a high risk of miscarriage. It’s just a precaution. Or, she just wanted interviewers to stick to questions about the movie instead of her personal life. She seems pretty private.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Possibly because she doesn’t want it pimped out for Oscar promotion. Can’t say I blame her, her health is most important thing.
      Congrats to her!

      • Dara says:

        Here, here! She gets points for not doing the ‘belly-cup’ pose at every photocall – not that there is much to cup at this point…but that hasn’t stopped some more craven D-listers from pulling that stunt in the past.

        Now for my inner snark – and I hate to do it, because I love Keira and how she lives her life while in a very bright spotlight. And I don’t think AT ALL that she timed the bump watch to coincide with award season, but the timing is perfect. I bet that her co-star is beside himself that he couldn’t quite manage that particular PR stunt his own self and has to settle for a mere engagement. Potential wedded bliss has nothing on a baby when it comes to positive spin and media attention.

        And now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I’ll go back to being over the moon happy for Keira and her husband. Wishing them nothing but the best.

      • Green Girl says:

        “Potential wedded bliss has nothing on a baby when it comes to positive spin and media attention.”

        LOL, good point! Wasn’t there an episode of “Friends” where Monica told Rachel something to the effect of “I’ll tell everyone I’m pregnant when you announce you’re engaged”?

      • ichabod says:

        @ Dara – Maybe Sophie Hunter is pregnant ; )

    • Lucy2 says:

      I think she probably just wants privacy. The way the media is about celeb pregnancies, I wouldn’t blame her.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Many will not comment on or acknowledge a pregnancy until it is the second trimester because there is a high risk of miscarriage in the first trimester. The devastation of a miscarriage doesn’t need the additional stress of it being in the news media.

      • MissMary says:

        This. Esp women who’ve experienced a loss already, or are high risk. I’m not saying she is and I have no inside info (er, ew, you know what I mean) about KK’s uterus, but speaking from experience as a woman with such a history, and having worked with pregnant women for years in a professional capacity, it’s a common trend you tend to see.

    • double says:

      She’s been very open with her criticism of the way the media talks to women about balancing home and work vs. simply never asking men; implicitly assuming they have a woman at home taking care of everything. I wouldn’t be surprised if she is not declaring the pregnancy because she doesn’t want to deal with all the subtly sexist questions that come with it. She really doesn’t filter herself (nor should she) on those questions.

    • qwerty says:

      What is the purpose of ANNOUNCING it?

    • Isadora says:

      While I agree with what people said about “public” miscarriages and such things, I also think that Keira is just someone who isn’t prone to talk about her private life (but still manages to be rather relaxed about it, thankfully). I think she has found a good balance over the years and if you think about her low-key wedding and marriage then she’s always been that way.

  7. Snazzy says:

    i don’t blame her for being terrified … look at that Kaiser chick – she be cray cray

    ( you know I am joking right? At least about Kaiser :) )

  8. Esmom says:

    “Little English muffin.” So cute! She looks adorable in the overalls ensemble. Wishing her and her hubby the best.

  9. INeedANap says:

    The Cumberbitches ARE terrifying. In a good way, like good-crazy. Fun-crazy.

    Congrats to Keira!

  10. AuroraO says:

    Love her, I hope she has a good and safe pregnancy. Her baby will be very cute.

  11. Kay V says:

    So that’s it! She should consider keeping a little extra weight after she gives birth… Her face looks AMAZING!! She seems more beautiful than ever

  12. Brin says:

    Awww…I really like her, congrats to them!

  13. The Original Mia says:

    I thought she was pregnant because like Zoe Saldana, she’s wisp thin.

    Good for her & the hubby.

  14. ellesbelles says:

    I like her a lot. I think shes navigated her career brilliantly, and shes a lovely person and actress. Many congratulations to her and her husband and blessings for the new addition!

  15. joe spider says:

    Just been to see The Imitation Game and, like others, I hope she keeps some weight on because she looked far too thin in that film.

  16. Charlie says:

    Sorry but until she confirms then it’s fine to congratulate them but she hasn’t said anything so l think its a little odd and a tad creepy to do so before hand. This is pure speculation! This is just me though.

  17. Sally says:

    She is very lovely, she went to both my sons’ primary and senior school, not public just normal state schools in Teddington and has came back to visit the primary school not long ago and she was lovely with the children.

  18. Abby_J says:

    I adore her, she is wonderful and will make beautiful babies. LOVE what she said about the Cumberfans. Too funny.

    Since she wore jean overalls, does that mean that I can claim that they are back in style, and pull out mine? I don’t have a baby bump to hide (maybe a bit of baby weight to hide instead), but I did love it when they were popular.

  19. stef says:

    You could see her tummy best looking at pictures of her three weeks ago at Chiltern Firehouse in London, attending the 60th birthday of Mario Testino

  20. scout says:

    Pregnancy makes her look healthy and beautiful!! Congratulations.