Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser confirm that they welcomed a baby… last year!


When I first read the headline “Alexis Bledel Welcomes Son With Vincent Kartheiser,” I honestly thought that we knew she was pregnant at some point and I had merely forgot about it, which happens more often than you would think! Honestly, some celebrity pregnancy announcements sort of blur together, especially when those announcements come from celebrities that we don’t see that often. So I thought “Oh, damn, I forgot about that.” Turns out, they never announced anything pregnancy or baby-related. Alexis was able to keep her pregnancy under wraps throughout 2015!! Because yes, she gave birth “last Fall” and we’re just finding out about it now.

Surprise! Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel has welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with husband Vincent Kartheiser, E! News has learned. A rep for the actress confirmed the exciting news and added that the couple’s son was born last Fall. The couple, who met when they played lovers on the AMC hit show Mad Men, tied the knot in a top-secret ceremony back in 2014, kept both the pregnancy and the birth under wraps.

But it turns out that Scott Patterson—who was interviewed by Glamour ahead of the upcoming Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls—happened to spill the beans about Alexis becoming a mom for the very first time.

“It was great to see her. She’s really blossomed as a woman and now she’s a proud new mother and married and happy,” he told the magazine. “I remember her as an 18-year-old kid, fresh out of college coming into Hollywood and being a little overwhelmed. She’s just the most likeable, intelligent person and adorable human being. She hasn’t changed at all. She looks the same.”

He continued, “We’re comparing notes because my son is about a year and a half older than her young son. I’m showing her photos and videos and what to expect. We’re just really enjoying each other’s company.”

[From E! News]

Alexis’s guest role on Mad Men was a great part of the show, and they really had so much chemistry. Of course, I always thought he had a lot of chemistry with his on-screen wife played by Allison Brie as well. Anyway, Alexis and Vincent managed to keep a pregnancy, birth and the first eight months of their baby’s life out of the news. Your move, Eva Mendes!


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  1. Lindy79 says:

    I know neither of them are huge A Listers but it does show that if you want to keep things quiet, you can. Same with Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Absolutely! I don’t think pregnant celebs should go into hiding or anything, but pregnancy announcements and newborn photo spreads in PEOPLE are far from necessary.

    • Denisemich says:

      They just had their brooklyn apt in some magazine. Therefore, reporters knew and were asked to keep it quiet.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        PEOPLE featured their Brooklyn apartment after Alexis and Vincent sold it. I don’t think they had reporters over for a visit and photo shoot.

      • Denisemich says:

        If you follow the link on People it takes you to Variety which states at the end of the article that the couple probably looked for a more family friendly place.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        Did Variety know they had a baby? It’s possible, but the article I think you are referring to says Variety pulled their information from the listing and online sources, aka they weren’t invited over. I think it’s possible Variety wrote they were looking for a family home because they are a young married couple.

      • Denisemich says:

        It is very unlikely that reporters did not know she was pregnant and didn’t know that she had a baby. there are no pictures of the bedroom.
        Not sure if the paps in NY are into spreading your biz. As a NYer I know we just aren’t that into invading the lives of Celebrities. I have had dinner in a restaurant with Richard Gere. We all knew he was there he was seated in the middle of the restaurant and if you didn’t see him, you heard him cuz he was loud. But no one asked for an autograph.

        Also Eva Mendes was paped in dec 2015 with a bag hiding her stomache at an SNL party. Yet no stories of pregnancy until months after that.

    • Louise177 says:

      They are D/C-Listers so it’s not surprising that nobody knew. It’s a lot easier to keep things quiet when nobody really cares. That being said most celebrities announce pregnancy and engagements. If they didn’t most people wouldn’t know until much later.

      • Esmom says:

        They may not be Vikander and Fassy but I’d hardly call them D/C list.

      • pf says:

        They’ve both starred on two acclaimed television shows, far from D list. You act like they were on Dancing with the Stars or something.

    • Susan says:

      While I am not a Tom Cruise fan by ANY MEANS, I’ve always felt he is living proof that the paparazzi photos can be avoided no matter how A list you are. He may have fallen from grace over the last few years, but you never have seen pics of him at the farmers market in bad shoes (cough cough JG). In short, it can be done, you just have to NOT CALL THE PAPARAZZI when you go out to dinner. Or hang out at pap hot spots. Just saying.

      • Goldie says:

        While I agree that it’s possible for celebs to lead low key lives, I’m not sure that Tom Cruise is the best example. He leads such an insular life. I mean I can’t really imagine him doing his own grocery shopping or going to gym with the plebs etc., so there aren’t that many opportunities to photograph him when he’s not working.
        That said I’m sure there are some high-profile celebs who manage to do normal things without being papped all the time.
        I’m glad that Vincent and Alexis were able to keep things private.

      • LAK says:

        Tom has publicists who keep him out of tabloids. When you see him, it’s deliberate. That has always been his policy. He is one of the most staged celebrities in modern times. Always has been. Unsurprising given that his first publicist trained in the old hollywood studio system, and his current lot trained with her. It’s never been worth the lawsuits and publications being banned for any tabloid to pursue him outside the dictated parameters.

        The only time this failed was the years between the 2 sets of publicists when he fired the longstanding old school publicist in favour of his sister. Cue jumping coaches, unfortunate interviews with Matt Lauer, negative information about CO$ etc.

        As soon as he signed with new set of publicists, all of it went away, but the damage was done.

        Btw: under the tenure of his former publicists, even if those interviews and coach jumping had taken place, the public wouldn’t have found out about it. She exercised that level of control and power that she would have pulled them. Very British Royal heir in that sense.

      • QQ says:

        WOW LAK tell us more that is so INTERESTING to me, Like the Rona Barrett story??

        I Sincerely love to know how that works

      • Bridget says:

        That was the worst career decision Tom Cruise has ever made.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Yep, that was my first thought. Those who claim over and over they don’t care about fame but manage to get tabloid-y headlines show just how disingenuous they are. If they really don’t want the publicity, anyone other than an A-lister can keep their private lives out of paps way, by not going to the places they camp out.

  2. Lee says:

    Girl crush! She’s so beautiful! Congrats and kudos for keeping this off the radar.

  3. Ennie says:

    Oh, my hubby will be sad, he still thinks he has a chance with her! 😉

  4. Jegede says:

    Love Alexis.

    That baby will have the bluest eyes ever!

    Aww The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants gals are really growing up.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    She’s very pretty. I’m not sure I see the point of The Secret Baby, but congratulations.

    • Kate says:

      Isn’t Vincent K notoriously anti pretty much everything? I’m actually not at all surprised that they’re so secretive.

      • Murphy says:

        Ha, yeah maybe we’ll see an article that he’s gone off the grid some day

      • Jess says:

        I vaguely remember him saying he(or they?) wouldn’t have children because of some environmental reason, or something? My memory sucks and I’m too lazy to google lol. He definitely seems like an anti everything person, but also very non Hollywood and earth conscious, and I respect that!

      • Esmom says:

        He seems a little kooky and intense, and so completely different from the character he played on MM. He intrigues me…

      • QQ says:

        Vincent is pretty much a Luddite, vegan and seemed to be pretty ascetic and stringent about things from the few interviews i’ve read, I wonder how much fun is there to be had with a guy that …disconnected

        She seems very sweet and likeable which is why their getting together confounded me a little? but God Bless for pretty much minding their own business and keeping things low key?

    • Belle Epoch says:

      I don’t know who they are, and actually was afraid it was the Duggars back in the news for having another baby! Ack!

  6. Aussie girl says:

    Congrats to both! I was never a Gilmore girls fan girl but I just finished watching mad men and never knew they where a couple. Love Vincent as Pete Campbell and was amazed to learn he shaved his head to portray the aging process over time with his character.

    • Esmom says:

      He was truly amazing in Mad Men, in pretty much any scene he played he just knocked it out of the park. I feel like he was really underrated.

      • Apsutter says:

        He is an absolutely terrific actor. Very underrated. I hope he has a career reminiscent of Steve Buscemi. He made Pete Campbell so dimensional!! It’s a testament to Vincent that he could not only make the audience hate him so much while still being so engaging and also then making people feel sympathy for him! I hated Pete so much at certain points but I couldn’t help but keep warming up to him time after time and wanting a relative happiness for him in the end. He and Alison Brie were freaking great as a couple on MM. I gotta go back and rewatch that show because it’s incredible

    • ohdear says:

      we frequently say “not great, Bob” here in my house. He had some of the best lines and an amazing delivery.

  7. Nicole says:

    Awesome congrats to them. If they can keep the pregnancy under wraps (and want to) they should be able to. Lord knows how judgmental people are about mothers in general but it’s a million times worse if you have tabs running after you. Kudos

  8. Rocío says:

    Congrats! She looks amazing in that green dress. Classy

  9. OSTONE says:

    Random fact, do y’all know Alexis is latina?

    • Jegede says:


      Of European descent like Gisele.

    • QQ says:

      Argentinian, she is kinda pretty Open about it and how this typecasted her to anglo roles cause she doesn’t give ” LATINA” off but to me, as a fellow ” not Obvious Latina” I see it, Argentinians, Chileans and Uruguayans by and large tend to have a Lot of European immigration, lots of Italians/Germans

      • Cee says:

        I’m Argentinian and most of our population is European because of the massive waves of inmigration we had during the Spanish Empire, and before, during and after the World Wars. That’s why we are so white compared to others. Mostly everyone has Italian/Spanish ancestry, followed by British, Irish, German and French. Alexis looks like a typical blue-eyed argentine woman.

        However, in a couple of years our ehtnicity will change due to the newest wave of illegal inmigration: mainly Chinese and Koreans, and a lot of other latin inmigrants from Paraguay, Bolivia, Perú, etc etc, and Africans.

    • tealily says:

      That’s one of those facts I keep learning and then forgetting, and then I get mildly surprised all over again.

  10. Starkiller says:

    I admit that I have no idea who either of these people are…I clicked on this story to see if I could find out more about his hairline. What the hell is he doing to himself? It almost appears that he’s shaved it to make it look like it’s receding more?

    • tealily says:

      It was for his role on Mad Men. These are older photos.

      • Apsutter says:

        I love that that was his idea too! He wanted Pete to seem and look more and more pathetic so was willing to look like a balding weirdo for like 3 years straight basically

      • tealily says:

        …And then largely drop off the grid when the series was over, so that these are still the most recent pictures we have of him. HA!

      • Lex says:

        There was that line in the first episode when Pete was tormenting Peggy and Don said to Pete “You’ll die in that corner office, a mid level executive with a little bit of hair who women go home with out of pity.”

    • Tara says:

      For his role in Mad Men

  11. Kelly says:

    I can imagine the Kardashian’s are in fame whore shock, looking into their mirror and saying, Like… huh? A secret baby?”

  12. Jane Q. Doe says:

    Congrats to them – wonder what the baby’s name is? And I hope they’re ok with Scott spilling the beans, seems like they purposefully avoided the publicity…

    • tealily says:

      I was thinking the same thing. He was so sweet about it, though. How could you be too mad? It was bound to come out eventually.

  13. Kelly says:

    Very adorable couple and it’s nice to see not all famous people are complete famewhores. She still looks so young!

  14. minx says:

    Love them as a couple, they are adorable.

  15. Bridget says:

    Was it a big secret, or did they just not put out a press release and show up on carpets? We definitely heard that she was pregnant last year.

    • Vinot says:

      I thought the same thing! I definitely knew she was pregnant and wondered if they were going to work her bump into the Gilmore Girls storyline.

  16. Bettyrose says:

    That kid is going to have an adorable baby face until he’s 90.

    • Erinn says:

      That was my exact thought. They both are so adorble and baby faced – but they seem to be aging with the baby face well so far. That kid is going to be gorgeous.

    • Liberty says:

      LOL! great comment

  17. tealily says:

    Yayyyyy!!!!!! I will ship these two until the end of time!

  18. Apsutter says:

    “Well, hell’s bells Trudy!!” Yes he had great chemistry with Alison Brie. I love that Vincent could not be less like Pete Campbell in real life. These two are flipping adorable and I loved that they were able to keep it secret. Love that they’re a very chill couple and not really Hollywood at all

    • bettyrose says:

      Is a spoiler at this point to comment on how weird it was that Pete & Trudy were the one couple who rode off (well, flew on a jett) into happily ever after? I still have very mixed feelings about that. Trudy could do so much better and Pete didn’t deserve such a fabulous wife, but who begrudges people happiness?

      • tealily says:

        I found it rather satisfying, actually… at least a chance at redemption. I also read something pointing out he would then have to deal with all the hijackings of the 1970s. Wouldn’t that be a fun spin-off?

      • Bettyrose says:

        Pete Campbell in the age of hijackings (and feminism)? I’ll watch that.

      • Apsutter says:

        I actually thought it was satisfying too. For as much of a jerk he could he always had something underneath the surface that was so much that he put on. His whole ad men character/rich kid with crappy parents schtick was only part of him. I felt like he actually had real growth and Trudy did too. If there’s any couple that really saw into each other’s inner essence and couple possibly make it, it was them

  19. Birdie says:

    For some reason I don’t think that she gave birth to the baby. The article doesn’t specifically say so, it just say the baby was born last fall.
    No matter how she got her munchkin: Congrats!

  20. Margo S. says:

    They are seriously such a beautiful couple. Inside and out! There baby boy must be gorgeous!

  21. Penelope says:

    I fell in love with VC during Mad Men–what a fantastic actor.

    Good for them for keeping it private!

  22. Mieke says:

    Actually, I know for sure I read about her pregnancy a while ago. Just found the article at

    I remember because my friend announced her pregnancy last year and I thought it was nice to hear Alexis was pregnant too. But still, kudos for keeping it to themselves.

    • tealily says:

      This is even better. They kept it so low key, that even when people found out, everyone forgot about it! Hahaha

  23. Naddie says:

    She’ll be forever young… I love seeing her, anywhere, anytime.

  24. Sasha says:

    I just came here to say she has the most incredibly pretty face. Kind of like Rachel McAdams in their perfect prettiness. Gah!

  25. Lyla says:

    Was that a typo or did she really graduate college at 18?

    • tealily says:

      I was trying to look that up. From her imdb page, it looks like she dropped out after one year as a film major at NYU Tisch School when she got the role on GG. He must have meant she attended college, not graduated (although it looks like she did go to acting/ modeling school).

  26. Lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them, especially for keeping it so quiet.

  27. teacakes says:

    awwww in my head they’ll forever be Angel’s weirdo son Connor and Rory Gilmore respectively. They obviously weren’t into the publicity, but congratulations to them.