Anne Hathaway is pregnant again & she sent love to people going through ‘infertility hell’

Yay! On Wednesday, Anne Hathaway dropped some great news: she’s expecting her second child! She gave birth to son Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman in March 2016, although it feels like that was so long ago. Like, I halfway expected to hear that Jonathan is actually six years old now. He’s not! He’s three years old. And we’ve never seen him, I don’t think? Anne keeps her family on lockdown, which explains how she could debut such a sizeable baby bump on Instagram out of nowhere! She’s very preg! Well into her second trimester.

As you can see, Anne gave a shout-out to all the couples out there struggling with “infertility and conception hell,” and she wrote “please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies…Sending you extra love.” I didn’t know that she didn’t have a “straight line” with her first pregnancy, although that probably explains the three-and-a-half year gap between Anne and Adam Shulman’s wedding (in September 2012) and Jonathan’s conception (late summer 2015). It might also explain the similar-spaced gap between Jonathan’s birth and this second pregnancy.

Anyway, I’m very happy for Anne! She’s not going to tell us much of anything about her pregnancy or her kids, but I’m happy for her all the same. Also: I kind of wonder if this was one of the big reasons why she stopped drinking last year? She made a huge deal about that in several interviews – many of you theorized that Anne is a Friend of Bill, which is very possible, but I also think it’s possible that she just decided to stop drinking entirely when she was going through IVF or whatever else she and Adam needed to do.

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  1. Murphy says:

    I appreciated her statements about not drinking though. I’m a new mother and committed to the same, it’s nice to have a few sober voices out there in a world flooded with trendy “mom juice” wine glasses

    • Slowsnow says:

      Totally agree. There is nothing wrong with having a drink here and there but it’s proven that from cancer to weakening your liver, alcohol is not great.
      So why each time a woman comes home in movies she is instantly put a red or white wine glass in her hand every single day? I swear wine glasses are the new cigarettes in films. I understand that a prop helps set the mood and the acting but it is a bit much.

      • KittenHeels says:

        The “wine mom” and the “moms who wine” are so annoying. Annoying in film, annoying in real life. I shudder when I drop my kids off to soccer practice and one of them will come shrieking out asking if I want some “mom juice” by which they mean disgusting cheap rose.

        I think it’s what they have instead of personalities.

      • Slowsnow says:

        Our UK version of it is drinking in the week-end with friends at home while the kids watch. It’s completelly normalised behaviour. All kids have seen their parents drunk and end up replicating this on a regular basis. It’s not just the mums though. It’s EVERYONE.

      • KittenHeels says:

        I know! I have to split my time between the US East Coast and London (currently sweating myself to death over in London, it’s ridiculous), and the first british BBQ I went to where people had their kids too was unreal, to me. People getting absolutely wasted, sometimes both parents. Smoking away in front of their kids – I’ll have one every now and then but I’d never do it in front of my kids! – though when I lived in Paris I’d see people pushing prams with a cigarette in hand). I can’t imagine just getting utterly drunk like that with my kids around.

      • Agirlandherdog says:

        They’re drinking wine at soccer practice??

      • Slowsnow says:

        Oh my word @Kittenheels, you’re here?! It’s boiling! The only day in the year where we have temperature up to 38 Celsius! Poor you. Hang in there. I’m sweating my pits off.

      • KittenHeels says:

        slowsnow – thank goodness the rain has started, it’s breaking a bit! Thunderstorms at the moment here.

      • Nibbi says:

        Paris here. Hottest day on record ever today. Haven’t been sleeping much, just seems physically impossible when it doesn’t cool down like this. Glad for Celebitchy , which I now find less of a bummer than Facebook for bursts of semi-mindless-but-not-dumb distraction, thanks guys ;) Cuz also too hot to think too much.
        Just to say that while I find it shocking & gross how so many ppl smoke here, I still feel like it’s sort of normal&healthy here, how parents do drink (and sigh, smoke) ie socialize normally, in a backyard party or whatever with the kids around… there’s having a glass of wine w one’s friends, even if the kids are running around, and just being relaxed and normal about it, not all uptight and weird, and then there’s totally going to extremes, and either being all freaked about a glass of wine in “family” situations (overly puritan, making a big deal out of everything) and being crazy and gross, which is what this whole “mom juice” thing sounds like, ew.
        sorry if this is rambling and discombulated and poorly-written, but IT S JUST SO HOT

      • I'm With The Band says:

        I can’t understand drinking at kid’s birthday parties. If you can’t go 3-4 hours on one occasion without a drink, then there’s something wrong with you. I just don’t believe the drinking culture should be normalised at such a young age (probably an unpopular opinion, but meh).

    • HelloSunshine says:

      Totally agreed. I have two kids and find the jokes about mom juice to be not very funny. I’ve lost two family members to alcoholism so I don’t find casual alcoholism to be funny. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a drink sometimes but having to drink wine to be around your family at the end of the day isn’t cute or funny. I’m aware the jokes are an exaggeration for most but I still think it blurs the line of acceptable enough to encourage women who are struggling to turn to the bottle for relief

    • manda says:

      Eww, I hate that whole wine thing for moms and women over forty. Yes I like to drink wine on the weekends, mainly because I am forced to deal with my husband’s family WAY more than I feel necessary, and I need the lube. I don’t have any children so I’m not being negligent. Leave me alone and stop making jokes about it!

      • nikki says:

        manda, just had to offer my sympathy that you are forced to deal with your hubby’s family way more than you’d like. That’s a tough situation, and I hope you can figure out some strategies to make it more bearable, or to get more of what YOU need in life. Best wishes!

    • Case says:

      Absolutely. To me, drinking wine every night is alcoholism, particularly if you “need” it. It scares me that is has been normalized as some weird mom culture thing.

      I have an acquaintance who is definitely a functioning alcoholic, not a mom, but definitely justifies her drinking because of this wine-drinking normalization.

    • Lolamd says:

      Same here. I have a group of moms I love to hang out with but it gets to be too much for me on how much they want to drink. I will have the occasional glass of wine but being hung over the next day when your son wakes up at 6:30 am regardless is no fun. I have never been much of a drinker and always thought/was always told that I was bit odd. Oh well I am just the odd mom.

    • Mash says:

      here come the judgey judys here….

      im not a mom but i love my rose and im prob a rose wino — a nice netflix or hbo show on tv my dog and my glass of cheap but wonderfully made dry rose….

      CANT WAIT TO BE A WINE MOM LMAO

      • KittenHeels says:

        It’s judgmental not to think highly of people who get drunk in front of their kids?

        I think there’s an enormous difference between “I’m a mother and I have wine sometimes” and “I drink wine! My identity is being a drunk mom! I make jokes about how I have to drink because of my kids!”

      • nikki says:

        I agree with KittenHeels totally.

      • Green Desert says:

        Mash I’m here to support you. I’m a mom AND I like to have a drink. This is such a judgy thread. You can absolutely have a drink or a couple and not be an alcoholic, OMG. Alcohol is a normalized part of the culture in other countries and people have a glass of wine or two every day, for example, and they are not alcoholics. As humans we can drink in moderation and be good parents/partners/etc. And alcohol in moderation actually has health benefits. Geez you guys.

      • KittenHeels says:

        Green Desert, over and over again people have expressed their horror at getting sh*tfaced in front of children. Wildly different than alcohol in moderation. You may want to climb down from your cross.

      • South West says:

        Totally agree. And obviously young children make terrible company for when you’re blackout drunk. Get trashed around a sixteen year old, they can at least drive you home.

  2. Becks1 says:

    aw, congratulations to her! That’s exciting. I like her post and being open about her IF struggles but also respect that she maintains privacy for her personal life.

  3. Lucy says:

    Congrats to Anne and Adam. I like Anne. She’s a good actress and keeps her private life mostly private.

    • Lee says:

      Quote that and really appreciate that she keeps her personal life private, unlike most celebs.

  4. Tiffany says:

    With the way people were being horrible to her about wanting an Oscar, if she was a a friend of Bill, that story would have come out with the quickness.

    And also congrats.

  5. smcollins says:

    Congrats to Anne & her family! I’ve always had a soft spot for her since she first burst onto the scene in The Princess Diaries. Her transition from family-friendly films to more mature, adult roles was pretty seamless and I’ve always been impressed by that. I never really understood the hate she received during the awards season that led to her Oscar. Yes, she was both thirsty-as-hell and awe-shucks-who-me? all at the same time, but she didn’t deserve the vitriol that was thrown her way. I’m happy for her and wish her a healthy pregnancy and birth!

    • KittenHeels says:

      It always bothered me because much as I don’t love her acting, I think:

      - she’s flawless in the Devil Wears Prada
      - Leonardo DiCaprio shameless begged in the thirstiest way possible for an Oscar for YEARS, and no one ragged on him for it

      • maya8 says:

        Right? Also, let’s not forget last year’s circus with Gaga. It could be more bearable if she wasn’t such a bad actress.

        edited to add: It was actually this year, it seemed so long ago, wow.

    • Becks1 says:

      Devil Wears Prada is such an awesome movie. Hathaway is great in it, Streep obviously dominates, but Emily Blunt and even Giselle are really good in it too. (for the few moments we see Giselle). I love it.

  6. Lucy says:

    Such lovely news!! Congrats to the family. I kinda want her to have a girl this time around, for no reason at all!

  7. aiobhan targaryen says:

    Aww, I am legit happy for AnnE. I wish her and the new baby and the rest of her family a lot of luck.

    I now have such a soft spot for her. Maybe it was my reaction to everyone trying to one up themselves on who could insult her more during her Oscar campaign. Not really sure and I don’t really want to spend any time thinking about it. I like her now.

  8. MoreSalt says:

    She plays an alcoholic in the movie Colossal (it’s on netflix) and she played it uncomfortably well. Very much worth a watch. I think will all the hate she got for her thirsty award campaign, people forgot she’s a legitimately great actress.

    • Case says:

      I loved that movie!

    • Dee Kay says:

      Colossal is a terrific film!! I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a movie that combined alcoholism, relationship abuse, and Godzilla-type kaiju monsters before. I thought it yielded great results and Hathaway was fantastic as the lead.

    • Call_me_al says:

      Also in Rachel getting married

  9. Jb says:

    Trying here to conceive so I actually appreciate Anne’s message because its not been easy and I’m current on the meds route to help increase our chances but so far no go. I’m hoping praying we don’t have to go IVF (not sure honestly how we’d even afford that) but happy to hear that I’m not alone in the ocean of fertility issues. Congratulations to her and everyone else expecting…the mind is crazy but now everywhere I look are babies and pregnant ladies!!

    • Jackie says:

      @JB. BTDT. Check out CNY Fertility. IVF at any other clinic was prohibitively expensive for us until we found CNY. I’ve now got an almost 14 month old son after almost 13 years TTC. Hope the TI or IUI cycles you’re doing now work and you don’t have to go the IVF route, but in case you do, consider them. Baby dust!

    • Gippy says:

      JB, also check out Barbados Fertility Clinic. It ended up being cheaper than CNY for us and the staff is amazing, they also have better success rates than CNY!! If you check out BFC client testimonials, we did ours a few months ago Alison and Dan. Their clients are mostly European, Canadian, American and of course their locals. Currently 20w with twin boys, it was a long, expensive road, but so worth it. I hope you don’t have to go the IVF road too, but if you do please know there are options. Good luck!!

  10. CharliePenn says:

    Popping up to agree with those that say the “mommy juice” and “wine mama” thing is destructive and gross.
    Is it gross to be a woman who is also a mother who also partakes in drinking wine responsibly with other adults? No.
    But this whole “mama neeeeeds wine” is just so wrong, especially as I was raised by a functioning alcoholic mother who would make cruel jokes about how she’s only drinking because my sisters and I drive her to it.
    She was raised by an alcoholic, who was raised by an alcoholic. I’m just glad to be out of that mess. It’s not funny at all. If you are a mother and you “need” a substance to feel happy and parent your kids and get through your days, you need rehab not a cute T-shirt reinforcing your bullshit.

    • ME says:

      I totally agree. Also if kids “drive you to drink” ummm maybe you should have stopped at one kid instead of two, three, or four !

      • KittenHeels says:

        I have come around to just really feeling pity for those women. They tend to not read – nothing other than tabloids and the like. They don’t keep up with the world in a real sense. They have just based their entire personalities on being drunk moms and think it’s interesting or clever.

        But my pity tends to end when I think of how harmful it is to their children. Not the drinking per se – the attitude towards it, and like you said, the way kids internalise “oh mommy say she needs to drink to deal with us”.

  11. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to Anne and her family! She seems to be doing very well.

  12. Carol says:

    And if you don’t drink for no other reason than you don’t like the taste of alcohol, well it would be better to say you like to kill people just to watch them die than to admit that.

    Congrats to Anne and her family! I have always liked her and love how she made this announcement. Also sending love to anyone struggling to become a parent.

  13. Gbeth says:

    Christ the judgment. I love wine. I can’t be a mum but if I could I’d be doing it glass in hand.

  14. Mel says:

    Congratulations to them.
    When Hilarie Burton had her second child she posted a long message revealing her struggles with conceiving and how she hoped her news wouldn’t upset anyone but rather give hope. I found it very touching and considerate.

  15. Steph says:

    She gave an interview this year saying if she had t been famous she would have definitely been an alcoholic. So it’s not a stretch to say that she has a heightened relationship with alcohol and this is why she is a dry drunk.

  16. xdanix says:

    Aww, congratulations to her and her family! And what a lovely way to break the news- I found it so kind and considerate.

  17. Cupcake says:

    The only choices for mothers are not sobriety or “wine mom.” It’s extremely misogynistic. We don’t talk about “wine dad.” Being responsible, with regard to dealing with alcohol responsibly and otherwise, is what makes a good parent.

  18. Josie says:

    Anne gave some statements during the Oceans 8 PR push last year, about gaining weight to head off the pregnancy rumors, and my first thought was that she might have started IF treatments. Most of the hormones can cause weight gain, especially around the middle.

    Its always great news when someone who’s been trying to build their family has success. Congrats to Anne.

  19. StrawberryBlonde says:

    Congratulations to Anne! I have always had a soft spot for her since The Princess Diaries. We are also the same age.

    I have a nearly 21 week old baby boy and I *hate* the “mommy needs wine” culture. I like wine and will have a glass on the odd occasion. I guess I am a bit of a tee-totaler. So is my husband. He will have maybe 4 drinks per YEAR. Just because he doesn’t really like most alcohol, has celiac disease so a lot is off the table for him, and his mom had a boyfriend when he was 12 who was stupid and irresponsible when drunk, and he was drunk often. So it left a bad impression on my husband in regards to adults being drunk.

    I also dated an very much not dry alcoholic before I met my husband. He lied about his alcoholism and it was so painful and terrible to be in that relationship. So I have a bad history and bad associations with the whole “need to drink to function” thing.

  20. laura-j says:

    As a child of an alcoholic I appreciate anyone who prioritizes their children over alcohol. It’s a rough road for kids, your parents are there but not there… and when they die, it gets complicated. (not saying she is an alcoholic, but I like when people don’t get sloppy around kids, it’s a real bummer as the kid).

  21. Mash says:

    circa 2012 -2014 or so remember when this site and all the commentators use to ROAST her husband due to his vague job as a jewelry designer or watev and his super tight feminine jeans and short stature…. and i use to cringe like wow, Anne found some healthy love that support her and her alpha career ways, doesnt embarrass her with shenanigans, and is super private —whats not to love about a husband/bf/fiance who’s like that, lets root for her….and just the roasting continued from yal.

    what was that about ugh

    • Kitten says:

      I remember that SO WELL. Myself and a handful of other commenters (most of whom have since left) used to stick up for her. But yeah, people on this site were MERCILESS towards AnnE and her husb. Funny to see the turn-around now that everyone seems to realize that she’s a genuinely good (and surprisingly woke) unproblematic person. Better late than never I guess.

    • Green Desert says:

      Completely agree. I’ve always loved Anne and I never understood the hate. If I remember correctly, I feel like in addition to people making fun of her relationship some people were put off by her earnestness and the fact that she seemed to care and, like, tried at stuff. If you don’t like someone for those reasons, it really says more about you.

  22. Jackie says:

    As a woman who has gone through 5 fertility cycles in the past year, I am so thrilled to see Anne have her number 2! It’s not easy on the body, mind or marriage.

    • Goneblank says:

      Hey Jackie, wishing you all the luck in the world. I’ve been there too and its a very hard road. I hope it works out for you. X