Colin Farrell’s pregnant girlfriend’s parents want a shotgun wedding

While Colin Farrell was in Toronto, he confirmed that his girlfriend Alicja Bachleda is totally pregnant. This was the opposite of shocking, considering Alicja was photographed sporting a sizeable second-trimester baby bump just a few weeks before Colin “confirmed”. But it was still nice. Colin obviously adores his girl, and he seemed totally excited about being a father to his second child (that we know about).

In the back of my mind was the small, tiny, itsy-bitsy idea that Alicja maybe got pregnant as a way to nail down the historically commitment-phobic Colin. Of course, I doubted that was Alicja’s sole reason for getting pregnant – after all, if I was having sex with Colin Farrell, I would be permanently knocked up with Irish babies all year ‘round. Unfortunately, Star Magazine is reporting that Alicja’s family are now pretty desperate for her to marry Colin:

Alicja and Colin have a baby on the way this winter – so her family is pressing him to make her an honest woman ASAP!

“Alicja’s parents in Poland met Colin and liked him a lot,” says a source. “But they’re old-fashioned.”

Still, Colin, 33, is in no rush to tie the knot a second time. His four-month marriage to Amelia Warner ended in 2001.

Says the source, “He’s crazy about Alicja, but he’s quite happy being single.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, October 5 2009]

I don’t know, I really don’t. I want to believe Colin changed with the birth of his son, James, in 2004. I want to believe that Colin is now a nice boy – I mean, a nice boy who will do really dirty things with you, but a guy who can make a commitment and stick with it. Is he that guy? Or is he still the old, womanizing commitment-phobe we all fell in love with, then fell out of love with, and then fell back in love with? My guess is that Colin would probably marry Alicja if she told him that was what she really wanted – so perhaps the only people who really want them to get hitched are her parents.

By the way, Colin has been doing some press for Ondine, the Neil Jordan film where he and Alicja met and fell in love. I found this beautiful LAT interview with Neil Jordan and Colin where they’re talking about the film, and the character Colin plays, who is an alcoholic fisherman.

Colin said: “[Playing an alcoholic] doesn’t make it any more attractive, or make me hesitant to be a part of it…Maybe what it does is the whole world of addiction and alcoholism is demystified for me. I understand what it is because I’ve been through my version of it. So it’s completely demystified, which means I’m cool to have a little bit of fun with it, and I also understand the gravity of it. It’s serious business, and I understand the mechanism of it a little bit. His wife left him, he’s a recovering alcoholic and he’s got a terminally ill daughter. As an actor you go, oh, the drama, the pain — or I do anyway, as I tend to the potential to be histrionic. But he has no self-pity at all. He’s just getting on with the business of living and doing the best he can do.” Sigh. I love me some brooding Irishmen.

Header image thanks to Mavrixonline and is from mid August

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  1. Praise St. Angie! says:

    damn, he is FINE.

    thanks for a great start to the morning!

  2. Firestarter says:


    No need to marry, when so many end up in divorce!

    Live together, take care of the child, but NOOOOOOOO to marriage!

  3. Grrl447 says:

    lol, knocking up women all over the world is the new black, right Jude law and Matthew McCaughnhey?

  4. Firestarter says:

    Unlike Jude Law, I think the other men, Ferrell and Matthew are actually in serious relationships with the women whom they have gotten pregnant.

  5. Grrl447 says:

    U may be right firestarter. Everyone else does seem to be making a go with the mother of the babies while Jude continues to just stick it anywhere anytime and bounce.

  6. Firestarter says:

    Haha! Yeah, that seems to be Jude’s M.O.

  7. wer says:

    Colin has a serious relationship!

    All the best for you Colin!

    Sooooo funny, Angelina must be so hysterical – hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  8. nikola says:

    He is so hot,I don’t think they will get marry,he likes his single life to much to commit to one woman,movie Ondine sounds interesting,

  9. Praise St. Angie! says:

    and what’s SUPER gross about Jude Law’s MO is that he doesn’t seem to be protecting himself when he does it.

    seriously, no matter how much you’re hot for him, would you go “bareback” with a guy like Jude Law?


  10. princess pea says:

    Yeesh. I’m not saying just because I hold out hope that he’ll find me and fall in love one day. I swear.

    But I think shotgun weddings are risky. Be together, have the baby, and if things are right THEN you get married. In this day and age, there is no need for a rush to the altar. Because if you weren’t already planning to wed, it’s not fair to put that on the baby.

  11. Bodhi says:

    le sigh… hello lover…

  12. Firestarter says:

    What does Angelina have to do with this story?

  13. Iggles says:

    I agree about Jude Law. He’s disgusting. As for Colin, just say no! Get married when you are READY!

  14. crash2GO2 says:

    I wouldn’t have him, that’s for sure. Wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole. Playboy recovering alcoholics make me run for the hills.

    I wish her and the baby the very best.

  15. Ash says:

    ultimate swoonage

  16. viper says:


    WAAAAAAAAAHHHAAAHAAAA! It was i was was meant to bare all his 75 offspring! ME ME MEEEEE!!!

    :P LOL! Ill bet you guys there will be a chick on here thinkin that.

  17. Mairead says:

    Well, considering her parents are presumably Catholic Polish of course they want her to be married if she has a kid. Now whether they’d get married before or after the birth is a different matter. Although Ireland isn’t as conservative as it used to be, it still takes 5 years to get a divorce, so all the naysayers had best hope they settle elsewhere ;)

    Who knows, maybe he’s gotten the wildness out of his system and he’s ready to settle down? For a while.

    They are the least flattering photos I’ve seen of him in ages, he’s my age and he looks way older there. And Colin, comb your hair like a good man – it looks like your quiff is trying to escape.

  18. Who Cares says:

    I don’t think he’s the settling down type yet, but jeez the man is hot!

  19. Debaser says:

    Does no one know that she was living with a boyfriend in LA when they started filming their movie together and then lied about cheating on her boyfriend with him? Oh yeah he’s not famous; he just supported her through the unemployment and ups and downs. Actors have no soul that is why they have to pretend to be someone else all day.

  20. xploxite says:

    He’s sooooooooooo hotttttttttttttttttt.

  21. Best of British says:

    I think he’s a nob.

  22. Julianna says:

    Than i guess she’s not the innocent princess people think she is,huh?
    Btw…Saggy boobs,saggy belly,stretchmarks,mood swings,emotional instability,no sexdrive what so ever…
    Colin will be out the door once that baby is born!! *LOL*

  23. GatsbyGal says:

    I like that he didn’t opt to dye his hair. The salt n’ pepper thing is always attractive.

  24. DrM says:

    Beautifullllllllllllllll man! :)

  25. Teajay says:

    Rumour has it that the baby has arrived.