Constance Wu gave birth to a baby girl with boyfriend Ryan Kattner over the summer

Constance Wu attends  the 22nd Costume Designers Guild Awards in Los Angeles

2020 was the year that Asian-American celebrities successfully hid their pregnancies and gave birth to babies in complete media darkness. Mindy Kaling was the pioneer of this – when she gave birth to her son Spencer in September without anyone knowing she was even pregnant. Now Constance Wu has done the same – no one had any idea that Constance was pregnant this year, and she quietly gave birth to her first child… over the summer!!!

Surprise: Constance Wu is a mom! E! News can exclusively reveal that the Crazy Rich Asians star gave birth to a baby girl. She and her boyfriend, musician Ryan Kattner, welcomed their first child together over the summer. A source tells E! News, “They are doing great, and they’re so excited and happy.”

The Hustlers actress, 38, never publicly revealed she was pregnant and has remained out of the public eye since before the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Back in February, Constance was photographed walking the red carpet at the Queerties 2020 Awards Reception and, before that, at the 2020 Costume Designers Guild Awards in January. The private actress labeled her Instagram and Twitter accounts “defunct,” after sharing her last posts in May 2020 and December 2019 on each respective site.

Her next film, I Was a Simple Man, premieres at Sundance, which takes place in January 2021. Fingers crossed Constance makes her post-pregnancy red carpet debut at the event!

As for new dad Ryan, he is a musician, composer and screenwriter who fronts the rock band Man Man under the stage name Honus Honus. In May, he released the album Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between, the group’s first in seven years.

[From E! News]

In case you’re like me, you were trying to figure out the timeline on all of this. Here we go: back in May 2019, Constance threw an incredibly tone-deaf tantrum about Fresh Off the Boat being renewed for one more season. She was contractually obligated to do the 2019-2020 season, and she apparently did it with a bad attitude (and with little promotion for the final season). In the fall of 2019, Hustlers came out and Constance got great reviews, which came on the heels of the success of Crazy Rich Asians. 2019 should have been a banner year for her career, but instead she spent the last months of 2019 trying to defend her sh-tty attitude and closing down her social media accounts. That, more than anything, explains how she was able to “go dark” for the entirety of 2020. Anyway, I hope everyone is happy and healthy. I didn’t even know she had a boyfriend, much less a baby-daddy.

These are all photos of Constance in January of this year. She was probably a few months pregnant here.

Actress Constance Wu arrives at the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium on January 18, 2020 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Actress Constance Wu arrives at the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium on January 18, 2020 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. FrenchGirl says:

    Congrats !!!

  2. Sofia says:

    Congrats! But yeah I remember her “no it’s not” when someone congratulated her for her show being renewed. Look I get actors wanting to move on especially if they’ve been on a show for a few seasons but there are possibly 1000s of Asian-American actors who would love to have that role.

  3. Stacy Dresden says:

    Let’s forgive her for the misstep on Fresh Off The Boat. I think non white people in Hollywood probably deal with enough.

    • Ash says:

      What? She was basically openly complaining about how she had to work, meaning that she would have preferred hundreds of crew members to lose their jobs – many of whom were, I’m sure, minorities. Not that it matters, but just to counter that specific point you made.

      She sucks and excuses shouldn’t be made for her, no matter her race.

  4. Louise177 says:

    It’s not difficult to hide a pregnancy when you barely leave the house because of a pandemic or post on social media. There’s been a lot of “surprise” pregnancies and weddings this year.

  5. Holly hobby says:

    Congrats and good luck to her. Hope she has a good prenup if she ever ends up marrying the baby daddy

  6. Hrefna says:

    I saw her in a Zoom performance of Uncle Vanya in November! It was a benefit starting Alan Cumming and Constance did a very good Yelena, I really enjoyed her performance. Good on her for keeping her baby quiet, I hope she8ll do some more zoom theater, she was really good at it.