Julia Stiles, 36, is pregnant with her first child, with fiancé Preston J Cook

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Julia Stiles is one of those celebrities who stays so far under the radar that when you see her you realize how much you missed her. It’s not like she ever has a reason to disappear, she just isn’t very self promoting, she does her own thing and comes out rarely. That’s why it’s so nice to hear that Julia, 36, is pregnant with her first child, with fiancé Preston J Cook, who works as a cameraman. They got engaged in December of 2015 and are expecting a baby later this year. Julia’s rep confirmed the news after a photo came out of her holding her pregnant bump. (That’s below, she’s shown after a radio interviewer.) Here’s more:

This will be the first child for the couple, who got engaged in December 2015 after meeting on set of the 2015 film Go With Me, where Cook worked as a camera assistant.

“Best Christmas Ever!” Stiles captioned a photo on Instagram of her stunning diamond engagement ring in January 2016 to announce the happy news.

During an appearance on Live! With Kelly in July 2016, Stiles shared that the proposal came as a total surprise because she didn’t want to get her hopes up — but she did have suspicions he might pop the question.

“We had had a conversation waiting for an elevator one day, where he was randomly like, out of nowhere, ‘With jewelry, you don’t really wear silver or platinum. You’re more into gold,’” she recalled. “And then I went, ‘What is up with this conversation?’”

Stiles has been busy in London promoting her latest project, Riviera. The 10-part thriller series is set to premiere on the U.K.’s Sky Atlantic on June 15 and stars Stiles as an art curator named Georgina whose life is turned upside down after her husband is killed in an explosion aboard a yacht in the French Riviera.

[From US Magazine]

People has a little more of Julia’s recent interviews, including the fact that she said that they’re slow on wedding planning and aren’t in a hurry to get married. I’m so glad to hear that she’s doing TV work in England and wonder if I’ll be able to see that show streaming. (I’m thinking of subscribing to that British TV streaming service, Acorn, as they have such good shows but I already have cable plus premium accounts with Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.) Julia’s rare paparazzi photos are used for clickbait articles on “Celebrities who have normal jobs,” but in fact she’s been working steadily in lesser-known movies and on television. She’s an excellent and underrated actress and I last saw her on the YouTube series, Blue, where she played a high end prostitute. (Unfortunately Blue used to be free but you now have to subscribe. I haven’t seen the latest Jason Bourne movie yet, but it starts streaming on HBO today actually, May 13th, so I’m looking forward to that.)

Anyway congratulations to Julia and Preston! I just checked her Instagram and she’s on the right side of history so I like her that much more.

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Best Christmas Ever! 💖

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  1. Andrea says:

    Proving once again the uterus does not fall out at 35 as some people would have u believe. Good luck to her I had my second at 37

    • BeamMeUpScottie says:

      :-) Amen!

    • smcollins says:

      Lol, very true. I had my first at 38, second at 41.
      Congrats to them! Wishing her a healthy & happy pregnancy.

    • Katie says:

      I was so worried I would see comments about how old she is to have a baby. I’m 34, getting married this Summer and hoping to be pregnant next year. So much anxiety around ‘did I wait too long?’ Also, her ring looks exactly like mine. Love how simple and modest it is. She really isn’t affected by the whole Hollywood thing. Cool that she married someone behind the scenes too. I never realized I like her so much.

      • Penguen says:

        I’m 37 and pregnant with my first. A lot of women are having kids later in their thirties, these days. Try not to worry – I’m sure you’re doing just fine. :)

      • BLewis says:

        https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/07/how-long-can-you-wait-to-have-a-baby/309374/

        This was an interesting article. She says that the research that says things like “one in three women ages 35 to 39 will not be pregnant after a year of trying” are based on reproduction statistics from 1670 to 1830. Most calculations about women having children after a certain age are based on historical populations before there was electricity, antibiotics, fertility treatment…hell before germ theory and regular vaccinations. So it is always good to check the sources of articles and studies.

      • tealily says:

        I got married at 34 and am now 36. I had thought I’d have a kid by now, but the timing is still not right and we aren’t even trying yet. It’s encouraging to hear about folks having their first (or second, third,… ) a bit later in life. I still want to do this, I just can’t yet!

    • minx says:

      First at 39, second a week after I turned 47.

    • Sylvia says:

      Thank you, Andrea!!!
      I’m turning 39 this year and everybody is like ‘You won’t get pregnant, you are too old’. My gynecologist was the same when I turned 35. Like what you said: the uterus won’t fall out. I think it’s a shame they put so much pressure on women above 32 ….

    • Parigo says:

      Had my girl at 37.

  2. The Original Mia says:

    I like her. Congratulations to the Julia & Preston.

  3. Fran says:

    I’ve always loved her. Her ring is GORGEOUS – that don’t really make that setting much in the US, so I’m always excited when I see it!

  4. noodle says:

    “….
    But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you
    Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”

    As a 33 year old this is still my forever favourite movie. yea, I’m easy like that. and now got the sads :(

    Congratulations Julia and partner! Easy birth and happy baby!

    • greenmonster says:

      Wonderful movie.

      • third ginger says:

        Love it, and I’m 64. Cried all day when dear Heath died! One of my “pretend sons.”

        I had my daughter at 40. Many good wishes to all the moms and moms to be!!

  5. Khymera says:

    Congratulations to her. One of my favorite actresses.

  6. JenB says:

    She looks great! Congratulations!

  7. Cupcake says:

    Hmmm I’m a little confused about why her age is in the headline? It’s really not noteworthy that a 36-year old is having a baby. Just Julia Stiles is Pregnant with her First Child… would have been fine. She’s got plenty of time and could have 5 kids if she wants. Congrats to her!

  8. Kristen says:

    I love her ring.

  9. Zoya says:

    She looks radiant. I love her.shes such a talented and underrated actress. Plus, she was everything as Lumen in Dexter Season 5.

    Her ring is lovely (but ewww his nails)

  10. Ariel says:

    I saw the trailer for her new show (not airing in the US yet) Riviera. It looks amazing. Can’t wait for it to get a US TV release date/location.

  11. Amelia says:

    The reason that pressure is placed on older women having babies isn’t just fertility. Problems like risk for down syndrome and autism increase rapidly in percentage over age 35. Not trying to shade older moms at all, just saying doctors have some valid points.