Rachel McAdams & screenwriter Jamie Linden welcomed a baby boy at some point

Rachel McAdams on her way to the Met Gala

Back in February, we heard that Rachel McAdams was secretly pregnant. It came as a surprise, but once I heard that, it made sense – Rachel has been very undercover for most of the past year and a half. I mean, she was never doing regular pap strolls or anything and she was never a Kardashian about her life, but she was extra under-the-radar throughout 2017 and into 2018. As it turns out, she was quietly dating a screenwriter named Jamie Linden. She got pregnant last year, and at some point recently, Rachel and Jamie welcomed a boy.

Rachel McAdams is a mom! The Oscar nominee has welcomed a baby boy, Hollywood Pipeline reports. No other details including the baby’s name has been revealed as of now.

Back in February, E! News exclusively revealed that the Notebook actress was pregnant with her first child after multiple sources confirmed to us that she was expecting. McAdams managed to stay out of the public eye for most of her pregnancy, she was last spotted at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on November 27 wearing a baggy jacket and a baseball cap. The 39-year-old star also skipped the Los Angeles premiere of her most recent movie, Game Night, on February 21.

Over the years, McAdams has remained very private when it comes to her love life. However, she most recently sparked romance rumors in the summer of 2016 when she was spotted holding hands with screenwriter Jamie Linden. Linden, who is also a producer, wrote the screenplay for 2006′s We Are Marshall, 2010′s Dear John and 2016′s Money Monster.

[From E! News]

I wonder if she gave birth in Canada? Rachel always maintained a place in Canada, even when she worked a lot in LA. If she’s spent most of the past year and a half in Canada, that would explain how she’s been able to be so under-the-radar. Anyway, considering how little we know, it’s weird that this is even a gossip story! Congrats to Rachel and Jamie. I bet the baby boy’s name will be something totally normal too – they’ll probably name him Michael or Luke or Henry.


Photos courtesy of WENN, Backgrid.

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  1. Lee says:

    Congrats to them! I like her so much! She is really private, she talks the talk and walks the walk, unlike many other celebs who ask for privacy when it suits them.

  2. the better bella says:

    They are not naming the kid Michael or Ryan

  3. Kelly says:

    She needs to go back to her beautiful dark hair. I mistook her for Robin Wright for a moment. While Robin is gorgeous, she’s also thirteen years older than Rachel.

  4. Emma says:

    She absolutely has to have a girl to pass her on her beauty.

  5. why says:

    Congratulations, so happy for her. Jamie is unfortunate looking, how did she go from gosling to that?

    • Parigo says:

      I always thought Gosling looked like a gerbil, but a really hot charming one that I totally would.

      • linda says:

        Google Jamie, he looks like a rat. I’ve seen Gosling in person, he is very good looking and nice, such dreamy eyes and smile.

    • Rose says:

      He could be a decent person who treats her amazingly well ?

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        Exactly Rose, maybe after dating Hollywood pretty boys who treated her like $hit she made the unconventional decision to be with someone who treated her with kindness and loves her. Shocking stuff I know.

      • smcollins says:

        Agreed. He’s not “Hollywood pretty” but he’s hardly a troll. He may be one of those people that just doesn’t photograph well. She seems happy and he’s the man she chose to start a family with, and that says more about him than his looks.

      • why says:

        @zapp – Do you really think Ryan treated her like shit? I think their timing was all wrong but they seemed perfect for each other. Both very kind, beautiful and talented people

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        @Why there was stories doing the rounds at one time that Ryan insisted that RA step right back from her career and as a result she missed out on a lot of roles that could have really pushed her career forward, I think we are now seeing the same thing with Eva Mendes who has all but disappeared, I know they have small children and that may be a large part of it but it seems she has fallen off the face of the planet. Just gossip I read so who knows how much truth is in it.

      • minx says:

        Lol I googled him expecting to see a gargoyle. Nothing wrong with his looks. I assume Rachel wouldn’t be with him if she didn’t love him.

      • why says:

        @zapp – I read a blind about how rachel broke up with Ryan and called off the engagement and regretted it later, She couldn’t move and on even got back together a year later but they couldn’t make it work

      • Cait says:

        Um, Jamie was really nice in college, at least in the classes I had with him.

        He was pretty kind and thoughtful, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he still were – I assume he treats her well and that they’re just plain happy together, no matter what some think of his looks.

    • Yeahright says:

      Gosling looks like a lopsided thumb.

    • PrincessMe says:

      Really? Even “unfortunate looking” people deserve love as well. Let’s hope he’s a decent person, that’s what really matters.

    • Willow says:

      So sad when people wistfully and continously wax on about celebrity couples who have been broken up for years and moved on to be with other people and live their lives. It is like being in some kind of pathetic time warp.

    • Janey says:

      LOL. I guess he’s not hot by comparison but normal people need love too. Apparently he used to be with Zoe Deschanel – did not know that.

    • Millennial says:

      Jeez. Jamie looks fine and totally normal. Certainly not unfortunate looking. Good grief.

    • Sequinedheart says:

      I’d hardly say he’s unfortunate looking. He’s cute in an awkward nerdy, down-to-earth sense. I like that. I think they make a very sweet couple.
      Congrats on a gorg baby boy!

  6. why says:

    why do most beautiful actresses settle for such (below)av er age looking men?

    • raptor says:

      Because they’re fed up with self-absorbed fellow actors?

      • why says:

        Good looking doesn’t always mean self-absorbed. I mean come on, Ryan Gosling is such a catch, he is one of the only A-listers in HW who is faithful, handsome, talented, nice and humble. Maybe she was very insecure

      • raptor says:

        I know good looking doesn’t always mean self-absorbed, but I do think that most actors, regardless of gender, are probably more self-absorbed than the average person. I think it’s probably easier to find a supportive partner if you look outside of performers, that’s all. I don’t actually think this guy is bad looking, though.

        WRT Gosling, even if he is a catch, that doesn’t mean they were a good match.

    • Redgrl says:

      I googled him – nothing wrong with how he looks. Love her – she is talented and seems like such a nice person..

    • SK says:

      Maybe they get their fill of beautiful narcissists and end up going for a stable, supportive person with a great personality?

    • Mimz says:

      Why do people love shaming people for their looks?
      Have a look in the mirror. Look at the people you love.
      To each their own and everybody doesn’t need to look like a Abercrombie or CK model to be “worthy”of a conventionally “beautiful” actress.
      Really sad.

    • shockedandappalled says:

      Why do people think that finding a partner with conventional, Hollywood good looks is or should be a priority? Real, true, deep love isn’t that shallow. Also, this view doesn’t acknowledge that many humans find a wide-range of features and qualities beautiful. Believe it or not, not everyone thinks someone who isn’t movie star good looking is not attractive enough to be with, including “hot” Hollywood women. Some of us even find a wide range of looks beautiful. Maybe take a look at yourself and how narrow-minded you are. You are probably missing out with that mindset.

    • anna says:

      I think in general women are more attractive. For every attractive male there is prob 10 attractive females

  7. Parigo says:

    I love Rachel so I had to google this Jamie person. Apparently he dated Zooey deschanel for 2 years. Interesting.

  8. Abby says:

    I just googled him and he seems really tall. So maybe he has that going for him! :-) He has nice eyes. Congrats to them!

    • Seb says:

      he is just tall, that face is unfortunate. let’s be honest. horrible nose, lips and creepy eyes.

      • Rose says:

        God I’d hate to know what you’d say about my looks:(
        Perhaps she’s not shallow and she finds him attractive and he’s probably a good person ..

  9. minx says:

    I just love her. Congrats to them.

  10. MellyMel says:

    I adore her! Congrats to them!! Also people talking about how Jamie looks…maybe he’s a really nice person who treats her the way she wants & deserves to be treated by a partner. Jeez!

  11. Torontoboy says:

    Congratulations to her :) ) I saw her and Ryan gosling together at a cafe in Annex about a decade ago. They were constantly making out and smiling at each other, looked so in love. I talked to him afterwards, what a nice guy. I wonder what lead to their break up?

    • Rose says:

      Thank you ! I looked him up and he’s average looking ? I’m sure all the people making comments are dating male models only..

      • Torontoboy says:

        Who? Ryan? he looked very handsome and not average at all. even better looking in person and so humble.

      • Rose says:

        Oops I meant her boyfriend now that everyone is bashing :)

      • Torontoboy says:

        haha, okay! maybe they are comparing him to Ryan which is not fair. Her BF looks okay but Rachel seems def out of league.

  12. smcollins says:

    Congrats to them! She seems like such a lovely and kind person, I’m sure she’ll be a great mom.

  13. JA says:

    Congrats!! Love Her and happy she is doing well

  14. HeyThere! says:

    Okay, just googled jamie….guy’s he’s not a rat! *snort LOL* I was expecting a literal rat looking human. I think he has normal looks and I bet treats her like the queen she is! Congrats to them!

    • Kitten says:

      Right? LOL the comments are mad harsh!
      I’m not getting *rat* from him at all. He’s just a regular, average-looking dude but SFW–so are a lot of guys, even the ones in Hollywood.

      • HeyThere! says:

        Kitten, lol, I was legit expecting master splinter to appear on my google search! Ha! He’s totally normal looking not ugly at all.

      • jetlagged says:

        Better than average I’d say. He’d be a catch anywhere outside Hollywood, and if Rachel thinks he’s the bees knees that’s good enough for me.

  15. Bethany F says:

    Hollywood Pipeline has a photo of them with the baby FYI.

  16. JRenee says:

    Congratulations to them and on her for staying under the radar!

  17. Cupcake says:

    He looks like a stretched out James Corden.

  18. Neelyo says:

    Y’all are harsh. I was expecting a gargoyle. He’s not so bad.

  19. Case says:

    When I looked him up to discover he is perfectly normal looking, I saw that he dated Zooey Deschanel for a time. Clearly the Hollywood ladies like him!

  20. Patty says:

    Congrats to her and Jamie on the baby :) Not going to lie though, I loved her with Michael Sheen.

  21. NessaB says:

    Can he write her a screenplay biopic where she can play feisty figure skater Ashley Wagner? Asking for a friend ;)

  22. Zara says:

    Gosh I actually find Jamie more attractive looking than Ryan!! I also think Rachel was desperate for babies, especially after Michael Sheen didn’t want more kids and she was getting older, so I think she went for the nice, reliable, stable guy. Good for her, hope she’s happy and now she has her bub 😄😄
    Can’t wait to hear the name and details xx