Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are allegedly expecting their first baby together, according to a source that was confirmed to Page Six.
The two have been (per usual) keeping their lives close to the chest during the pandemic and have been quarantining in their home in Los Angeles. The source reveals that Mara, who has recently been spotted wearing baggy clothes to cover up her bump, is as far as six months along.
Reps for both Mara, 35, and Phoenix, 45, have yet to confirm the news.
The two originally met on the set of the Spike Jonze film “Her,” but did not start dating until they were reunited on the set of the film, “Mary Magdalene,” where he was playing Jesus and she, Mary Magdalene.
They shortly moved in together in the Hollywood Hills.
Phoenix admitted to Vanity Fair in October 2019 that he was initially convinced that Mara “despised” him. Eventually, he realized that the “Carol” star was interested in him but was too shy to express it.
“She’s the only girl I ever looked up on the internet,” Phoenix explained. “We were just friends, email friends. I’d never done that. Never looked up a girl online.”
Phoenix and Mara have been spotted out and about in Los Angeles, where she was seen visiting her sister Kate Mara, and the couple was also seen stopping at a gas station.
While Hollywood remains on lockdown, Disney has just halted Mara’s latest film, “Nightmare Alley.” The remake of the 1947 classic, directed by Guillermo del Toro, joins a slew of Disney’s other live-action films that have had their productions paused.
A rep for the Walt Disney Co. confirmed that they will “continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.