“Carey Mulligan got pregnant, had her baby & no one knew” links

42nd Toronto International Film Festival - 'Mudbound' - Premiere

I feel like I’m in a Twilight Zone about this story: Carey Mulligan had a secret second pregnancy & she already gave birth. I gossip for a living and I literally had no idea about any of this, which just shows you that Carey Mulligan keeps her life locked down. [Dlisted]
The Hand-in-Hand benefit raised $14 million for hurricane relief. [LaineyGossip]
We’ll be seeing a lot of Oscar de la Renta at the Emmys too. [Go Fug Yourself]
This woman needs to be in jail for a long time. [Jezebel]
Finally someone dares to say we should impeach Hillary Clinton. [Pajiba]
I don’t think it’s bad parenting to tell your kid that they’re beautiful. [Wonderwall]
The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson looks amazing. [OMG Blog]
Alison Brie has nice legs & bad makeup. [Popoholic]
TL; DR version: sexbots are going to murder you. [The Blemish]
I forgot that Yolanda Hadid wrote a memoir too. [Reality Tea]
Some days, I really do love Twitter. [Buzzfeed]

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  1. Lee says:

    “Carey Mulligan keeps her life locked down”

    Proves once again that those who really want to keep their personal lives private manage to do that. Kudos to her!

    • CynicalAnn says:

      Just coming on to say the same thing. Lots of famous people manage to keep their private lives private. So when there are celebs that complain, I side eye them.

      • Ninks says:

        There’s definitely celebs who seek out attention and media and then complain about media attention. There are celebrities who don’t attract that level of interest at all, just because they’re not that interesting to the consumers. On paper, Carey has all the ingredients to be a pap magnet, but she doesn’t get the same attention, partly because she doesn’t look for it and partly because she isn’t interesting to consumers and lovers of celeb gossip.

        There are celebrities who will just always attract attention and media interest no matter how much they try not to and I do think their complaints are genuine. Jennifer Lawrence really does try to keep a low profile when she’s not promoting her work or campaigning, but any time she sticks her nose out will get attention.

        There are also really obsessed fans on social media who literally stalk every movement of their favourite celebrities and will figure out their location, identify their friends, know who they’re dating from being really creepy online. Gossip sites follow fansites now because they know that’s where they can get their scoops. Carey Mulligan doesn’t attract that level of obsessive fans so she could go unnoticed if she wants to. Somebody like Miley Cyrus, if she wanted to, could never keep her head down for nine months and have a baby without anybody figuring it out because her fans would sniff it out in minutes.

        So I think there’s more to it than some celebs being attention whores and others not.

    • Casey says:

      Uh. It’s possible she was able to do this (‘keep her life on lockdown’ – guffaw) because no one cares.
      I honestly didn’t know who she was and googled to find out, then I was able to recall her career, but only vaguely.

      • Bridget says:

        But that’s because of the choices she makes. Carrie does stunning work, she’s married to a really successful musician, she has a ton of other celeb friends. She somehow managed to stay out of most of the gossip even when dating Shia LeBouf. She’s one of those people who could easily have a higher profile if she wanted.

      • BJ says:

        I agree I don’t know who she is and don’t care enough to Google her.

      • Sonya says:

        “She somehow managed to stay out of most of the gossip even when dating Shia LeBouf.”

        That’s definitely not true.

      • Bridget says:

        I only remember it getting messy when they were on the road to breaking up?

      • jwoolman says:

        I don’t think it’s because nobody cares. Back when Federline was getting full custody of the kids because Britney was so sick and unable, his ex was talking with some reporter and mentioned that Federline kept his two kids with her in close contact with his kids with Britney because they’re family. (She said he was a great dad, lousy boyfriend…) You would hardly know it, since photos of any of the kids on Federline’s watch were so rare. She said there are ways to stay out of the media, you just have to make the right choices. She said she and her husband stayed home a lot. If you go places where paps hang out, they will easily track you down. Federline apparently took her approach somehow, since he kept a lid on things with the kids even though he himself was a media magnet at the time.

        Kim Kardashian is an example of someone who actually calls the paps and waits to exit places until she knows they are there, and she has used Nori the same way. So we have many photos of Nori even just with nannies (instructed to stay distant so the paps can get a clear shot), once Kim realized Nori was so photogenic and attracted so much attention. For her, the kids are part of her business. This means Nori in particular can’t go anywhere without being recognized even without her parents, which limits her in certain ways. It’s even worse now with all the Instagram shots of her. Federline’ s older girls have more freedom although the younger boys already were public because of Britney’s actions. They might be more free now since they’re older and less recognizable. Their dad did not feel the need to use his kids for publicity but rather tried to protect them.

        So it depends on how important it is to you. Angelina Jolie seems to keep her kids out of the cameras most of the time also, and people are very interested in her. A sighting of the Jolie-Pitt kids generates a lot of interest precisely because it’s relatively rare. Jolie also kept a tight lid on her medical issues until she was ready to say something.

      • Parigo says:

        I agree, Carey is not on most people’s radar but bigger stars keep their kids out of tabloids too like Matt Damon.

    • QueenB says:

      You are right. In general. But obviously A-Listers will have a harder time. Carey has an Oscar but I doubt most people on the street know her name.
      Still she obviously wants it to be private and I respect people who manage to do that and dont try to bend the rules all the time. She could be more famous if she wanted to with her famous husband but she does not want it.

  2. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I knew about it because there were very bumpy pictures of her on maybe 2 occasions on JustJared, but she truly is an admirably private person. Both her and Marcus are famous people in their own rights but they manage to stay under the radar for the most part and they don’t seem like people who are obsessed with privacy either. When she was asked about her daughter’s name, she revealed it right away but she’s not the kind of person who will schedule a pap stroll or sell the pictures to a magazine. Maybe it’s connected to the fact that they don’t live in a big city – when I lived in Exeter, they lived in the area and just lived a regular lives. I really like both of them.

  3. Neelyo says:

    The Marsha P. Johnson documentary is great. Go see it, it’s a story that needs to be heard.

  4. cleveland girl says:

    I was just thinking yesterday…I wonder where Carrie Mulligan has been??? I am serious!

  5. Erinn says:

    “I don’t think it’s bad parenting to tell your kid that they’re beautiful”

    I don’t either. But I think it’s bad parenting to hold that up as the most important trait / the only compliment the kid receives.

    I really like to hear celebrities saying what the Tatum’s are saying. I grew up hearing smart, funny, clever – things like that. I also was told I was beautiful, but I heard other things just as often. And it’s pretty clear that the little girl is hearing that she’s beautiful – but her parents really want to drive it home that other traits are just as important.

    “I’m very conscious about using adjectives other than just ‘beautiful’ with her. I tell her she’s smart; she’s funny. I tell her she’s very adaptable. I say, ‘Evie, you did so great going with the flow!’ I try to help her find other things. I could sit there all day and look at her and go, ‘You’re so beautiful!’ She is, and I do tell her that. But I think it’s important to encourage other personality traits as well.”"

    • Veronica says:

      There’s also some cultural relevance in there, IMO. White children, especially girls that are blue/blonde haired, live in a society that extols their beauty as the idealized norm. For darker skinned children, it may be more important for them to hear that they are beautiful and worth loving and desiring as they get older because they live in a society that gives them a contrary message.

    • Maple Girl says:

      Society will let you know wheter you’re beautiful or not, especially if you’re a woman. And you will get treated accordingly.
      So at least parents should make their children feel beautiful.

    • minx says:

      I’ve always told my daughter she’s beautiful. I’ve also told her she’s kind, lovable, smart, a good friend, etc.

    • booradley says:

      I don’t think it’s bad parenting per say, but it’s important to compliment your kids, especially girls on things other then their physical looks, unless you are trying to raise a self-centered a**hole.
      My daughter is the light of my life, apple of my eye, everyday I thank the universe for giving her to me, and I tell her she is cute, beautiful, pretty a million times a day, but I also tell her she is smart, funny, loving, kind, anytime and every time she does something to demonstrate one of these and other attributes, because I always want her to recognize how important it is to be all these other things and not just pretty.
      she is only 2, and only last week I was just staring at her as I often do, and I said “sweetie you are just so beautiful.” to which she said “no mommy, smart.” and I said “yes sweetie you are so smart to correct mommy, you are beautiful and you are smart, thank you for making sure I recognize all your talents.” and she said “you’re welcome.”
      do I think she understood the tone and import of that exchange? of course not she is 2. but she is 2 with an extremely advanced vocabulary, I never talk down to her, I expect her to rise up and she does, every time.

  6. Bridget says:

    But is the baby not really official until she announces it?

  7. MissAmanda says:

    I saw the slideshow for Oscar de la Renta and thought the exact same thing! (note: i’m excited to see this stuff on the red carpet, i liked the collection overall :) )

  8. Lucy says:

    Hi, yeah, I need the whole De La Renta collection to be delivered to my wardrobe, please.

  9. Ashley says:

    I was listening to Mumford and sons last night and was wondering about them. Wow,congrats to Carey and Marcus!

  10. CK3 says:

    Do people really follow Carey Mulligan enough to have noticed? Don’t get me wrong. I’m a huge fan and I think that she should have won the Oscar over Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side (Sandra was 5 out of 5. 6 or 7 if you include folks not nominated.). However, It seems to me that she’s at the phase of her career as a young actress where she’s not getting the heat and attention that she once was. Maybe that will change if Mudbound gets some heat, but gone are the days of “She’s the next Audrey Hepburn” write ups.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      She’s an actress married to a leader of one of the most popular bands of a recent decade. If she was even a little bit thirsty, she would be all over the tabloids. Look how much attention i.e. Hilary Duff or Jennifer Garner get and they barely have any career or talent – Carey and Marcus have much more relevancy.

      • CK3 says:

        Hillary Duff and Jennifer Garner have retained relevance from their past and at their heights were household names due to their widely popular T.V. shows and movies. They were big at the height of their careers. The same can’t be said for Mulligan. She’s a much more talented actress, but she’s nowhere near as known as Garner/Duff were at similar stages of their career and Mulligan has the benefit of a social media infrastructure that wasn’t in place when Duff/Garner were cutting their teeth.

      • Bridget says:

        Jennifer Garner and Hilary Duff aren’t “relevant” by accident. It’s a carefully crafted image. Hilary Duff especially has to bust her butt on Instagram and Twitter to get noticed nowadays. Whereas Carey Mulligan acts.

  11. Sonya says:

    Does she actually keep her “life locked down” or is more likely that just no one cares about her?

  12. Marianne says:

    Im pretty sure I saw pictures of her a couple months ago with a huge bump so it wasnt a total surprise. But still, she never made any kind of announcements about it or anything. Good for her that she can keep her life private.

  13. MissAmanda says:

    I dont think it’s ‘bad parenting’ per se, but i personally know mom’s my age (early 30′s) who literally have nothing to say to their daughters except for things related to their looks, and it makes me sad.

    It makes me uncomfortable when parents say ‘oh hes gonna be a heartbreaker’ about their cute son. It makes me uncomfortable when parents tell their daughters they’re ‘pretty’ more than they tell them they are smart, or proud of them for being nice, or polite. And I see and hear it all the time.

    When I talk to my friends kids, I try hard not to just say something simple like ‘oh i like your dress’. I try to ask them about books they’ve read, or what they’re talking about at school, or ask them about a TV-show related toy they’re holding, and what they like about the show, etc.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah especially because as we all know, a very cute 7-year-old doesn’t always grow up to be a very cute 17-year-old.

      I get the temptation to flatter and praise your child but it’s a lot of pressure to put on a young kid–focusing on looks at such an early age. There are so many other ways to give positive reinforcement without bringing a child’s appearance into it.


  14. lucy2 says:

    I think the benefit raised $44 million, not $4 million.
    I did not know/remember that Carey had a first baby. She may not be hugely popular or a tabloid target, but she’s clearly making an effort for privacy, and that’s good.

  15. Browniecakes says:

    Anyone else think, ‘Wow, Michelle Williams had a second baby – whose the dad?” I get Michelle and Carey mixed up. Heath Ledger is dad to Michelle’s only child.

  16. NoKiddingCats says:

    I really admire her for keeping her private life private. She’s a class act and proves it can be done. Congrats and Mazel tov on the new bundle of joy!

  17. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    I could’ve sworn it was a link on this site that showed Carey M out with the hubs, leaving a restaurant, looking very preggo – she was wearing a dark colored very full shirt. Anyone? Maybe it was Lainey. But yeah, it was clear she was with child. Congrats to her!

  18. Nonny says:

    People saying “no one knew because no one cared” are kind of missing the point. A lot of the people who are constantly in the news act like they have no choice in the matter if they also want to do their chosen profession (acting, singing, etc) and that’s obviously not true. For instance, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we wind up not hearing about Adele having a second child until she’d already had it.