Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix are expecting their first child & she’s far along?

Rooney Mara and Oscar® nominee, Joaquin Phoenix arrive on the red carpet of The 92nd Oscars® a...

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have been together for more than three years. They had known each other for years and been friendly. But then they seemed to have gotten together romantically while working on Mary Magdalene (Joaquin played Jesus) and they never looked back. They live together, they raise dogs together, they are hipster vegan environmentalists together and now… they’re having a baby together. Can I just say… I don’t hate this??

Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are expecting their first child together, a source exclusively confirmed to Page Six. The very private pair have been keeping a low profile during the pandemic and have been quarantining at their home in Los Angeles. The source tells us that Mara, who has recently been spotted wearing baggy clothes to cover her bump, may be as far as six months along in her pregnancy.

Meanwhile, reps for both Mara, 35, and Phoenix, 45, have refused to respond to numerous requests for comment from Page Six.

The couple originally met on the set of Spike Jonze film the film “Her,” but did not begin dating until they were reunited on the set of the film “Mary Magdalene.” Page Six exclusively revealed when he was playing Jesus and she starred as Mary Magdalene in the 2018 movie. They moved in together to a home in the Hollywood Hills.

[From Page Six]

Six months along? It could be. The last time she was at an event was during the compressed awards season in January and early February. She quietly attended all of the awards shows with Joaquin, as he swept the season for Best Actor gongs for Joker. If she was pregnant then, it would have been very early on and she was barely showing. For what it’s worth, Rooney and Joaquin seem like they’re perfect for each other and they genuinely love each other, so that’s really nice? I can’t believe she might be six months along though!

92nd Academy Awards - Audience

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  1. Jake says:

    Regardless of what anyone thinks of them individually, they do seem completely enamored with each other. And they don’t shove it in our faces with podcasts, photo shoots, memoirs, etc. So congrats!

    • Eleonor says:

      They are one of the most well-suited couple in the biz to me.
      They make a lot of sense together.

    • Ashley says:

      I’m confused though why anyone would have an opinion of her on her own. She is probably the most blank slate person. I know nothing about her. Her face gives nothing away. I can’t think of any information besides coming from a rich family and having a famous sister. I don’t know how she managed to be such a nothing person in Hollywood but she pulled it off.

      And I kind of feel sorry for her. Joaquin seems unhinged. Hopefully she’s just as unhinged because having a baby with your more successful, older boyfriend is never a really good situation. Especially since she seems to have gone even more under the radar since being with him. Does he mind her being famous? Because she’s basically retired at this point.

    • They’re lovely.

  2. Ali says:

    Congrats on his third child!

  3. Case says:

    They seem like they’re very happy together. This is lovely news.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Happy news! Best wishes to them

  5. Spicecake38 says:

    Congrats to them.

  6. TheOtherSarah says:

    HE played Jesus?! Oh never change Hollywood.

  7. ooshpick says:

    thrilled! i love joaquin so much and want nothing but happiness for him. they’ll be great parents.

    • VS says:

      I love him too; he is such a great guy; Rooney is fantastic too!
      Huge congrats to both of them!

  8. Veronica S. says:

    At least he actually chose a sensibly aged woman as his partner to have a child with. Good luck to them both.

  9. bettyrose says:

    Congrats! But you also know this kid is going to grow up a super normal adult. Whatever weird name they give him, he’ll probably change it to Ted, and he’s going to be a dentist or lawyer.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      At least 2 of his sisters have sons named in honor of their late brother. I wonder if he’ll do that too.

      • bettyrose says:

        Actually that would be beautiful (but are there already two other children named River in their family? If so, another might get confusing at Thanksgiving).

      • Shutterbug says:

        @bettyrose His sister Liberty has a son named Rio (River’s nickname) but there’s no other River in the family (as far as I know). I think the other name tribute that @Boxy Lady was referring to may be August. Summer Phoenix has a son called Indiana August (River’s birthday was in August).

      • bettyrose says:

        Is the Indiana a reference to his playing young Indiana Jones? I love that.

      • Shutterbug says:

        Oh, yes, maybe. If so, I love that too!

      • Boxy Lady says:

        @shutterbug Yep, those were the names I was talking about. I always thought those name tributes were so sweet. Those kids were all so close.

  10. manta says:

    About their timeline ( not that it matters very much): I thought that the romance took off in early 2017, during the shooting of Don’t worry he won’t go far on foot.
    A great Van Sant movie by the way and a more interesting Mara-Phoenix pairing than Mary Magdalene.

  11. Hikaru says:

    I’m surprised she’s essentially having a kid with her decade older boyfriend, I always thought she would be the traditional type and get married like her sister.
    But then again he did grow up in a cult and she did already change her whole life for him, what’s a casual kid on top of it heh.

    • Case says:

      Well, they are engaged. Perhaps she is the traditional type, but things happen and babies aren’t always conceived precisely when you planned!

    • holly hobby says:

      I wonder what her family thinks of him. She is a spawn of NFL great families Rooney and Mara.

  12. Valiantly Varnished says:

    They are kind of perfect for each other. I still have major misgivings about Joaquin as a person, but I think he and Rooney make a good couple. Congrats to them if in fact the rumors are true

  13. MellyMel says:

    Congrats to them! They seem well matched.

  14. smcollins says:

    Awe, congrats to them! They seem like a perfect match and I’m happy for them!

  15. Sportlady20 says:

    Tried to watch the Joker I couldn’t t it was so slow. I wish them much success in their personal life. Professionally I’m annoyed the joker exists it was a knock off Heath Ledger performance he was copying Heath’s dale on Joker & I shouldn’t have watched it. Stupid pandemic

  16. anniefannie says:

    This makes me unreasonably happy & joyful.
    These two make sense in a nonsensical world!

  17. Nikki* says:

    Their kid may have super intense eyes!! They seem very well matched; congrats to them 🙂

  18. Loretta says:

    They’re a cute couple. I saw them live at Venice Film Festival last year and you could see how much they were in love, he was always lloking at her with hearts eyes. Congrats!

  19. Ange says:

    Good luck to them. He’s one of the few celebs I genuinely like and admire.

  20. Laurie says:

    Congrats!! They do seem really in love!! They’re a lovely couple!

  21. TyrantDestroyed says:

    I really like their level of privacy so congratulations to both!

  22. Marv says:

    I still think she looks like Hiddles twin sister… spooky! Maybe he can be the godfather of her child?

    Anyway, best wishes for her and the baby and of course also Joaquin, a fantastic actor imo. Hope they will all be happy together.

  23. Wolfie88 says:

    Meh, I never got her appeal.