Keira Knightley is pregnant, her spokesperson has confirmed today. This will be the first child for the actress and her husband James Righton, who she married in France in May 2013.
No due date has been announced, although speculation suggests that the baby will be arriving in spring 2015.
It has a happy week for Keira, who is also celebrating a Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Imitation Game.
Last night were the Moet British Independent Film Awards, and Keira hit the red carpet looking lovely in a Simone Rocha dress. Over 100 HQ images have been added to the gallery so far.
Keira Knightley is one actress used to dressing up in pretty costumes. From Pride and Prejudice to Anna Karenina, the soon to be 30-year-old has worn more than her fair share of corsets and bustles during her career.
So it’s of little surprise that the Hollywood star looks so at ease in Net-A-Porter’s dreamy fairytale of a shoot for its magazine The Edit, wearing a series of girly gowns fit for a princess.
There’s that light-as-air red gown adorned with squirrels by Dolce & Gabbana that makes it look like Keira has just emerged from some magical woods. As does a Red Riding Hood-meets-Tinkerbell Valentino cape embellished with butterflies, while an ethereal white gown by Alexander McQueen paints Keira as a damsel locked up in a tower, waiting for her prince.
But it’s there that the fairy tale ends. Because although it looks like Keira has just stepped out from the pages of a Hans Christian Andersen story, she certainly doesn’t buy into all that stuff. No way. Instead, the actress is thinks it is important that girls and young women don’t grow up expecting a knight in shining armour to rescue them.
‘A friend of mine just had a daughter. It’s a political thing, having a baby girl, in a way that it isn’t for a boy,’ Keira said in the accompanying interview.
‘You think, ‘Oh isn’t this fairy-tale lovely?’ Then suddenly you worry, ‘What am I planting with that? I don’t want her to be waiting around for a man to fix her problems. Maybe it’s a bit silly, but because equality is going so hugely the other way, I think it probably does take being silly to try and swing it back around.’
Vulture published their Most Valuable Stars list and Keira has been listed at #85. Read what they have to say below:
Keira has nabbed a spot on Glamour’s 50 Best Dressed Women 2014, coming in at a very respectable 21st place. Also, check out this great video from behind the scenes at her latest Glamour cover shoot, complete with “Would You Rather?” game.
Keira is set to be the October cover star for Glamour UK, featuring two gorgeous covers and a new interview. The issue is out Monday 6 October, make sure you get your copy, and you can read an extract from the interview here.