Celebrity Pregnancy Announcements: Penelope Cruz and Kourtney Kardashian
Could we have the next great Spanish thespian on the way, or a future reality TV star? According to online reports Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and Kourtney Kardashian are both expecting. This is so far shaping up to be another bumper year for celebrity births.
Penelope Cruz to be a Mom
Cruz, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona is in a relationship with Javier Bardem. Bardem himself is also an Oscar winner, taking the prize home in 2008 for his supporting role in No Country for Old Men.
A source was quoted online as saying of the pregnancy, “Penelope is about four months pregnant. She’s really healthy now and will be a great mother.” Based on comments Cruz made in an interview in Marie Claire magazine in 2007, this is just the beginning of parenthood. She said she also intends to adopt as her “life wouldn’t be complete” otherwise.
We could be looking at the next Spanish acting dynasty. Bardem is the youngest of a family of actors that has been involved in Spanish film since its early days. He won his first role at age six. Aside from her Oscar winning role Cruz has also appeared in the films Blow with Johnny Depp, and Sahara with Matthew McConaughey.
First Pregnancy for Kourtney Kardashian
For Kourtney Kardashian this baby news comes just before the premiere of her new show Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. This is a spin off of the popular E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. When the news broke, it was revealed that the father was her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick. She confirmed this during an appearance on the Today Show. According to some reports found online, they have since reconciled after learning the happy news.
Kourtney apparently forgot to take her birth control pills, which is what led to the pregnancy. She was quoted online as saying, “…this sounds probably so dumb but there’s so many times I’ll forget to take my pill and just don’t think it’s that big of a deal. I’ve done that several times and never really thought about it. It sounds so stupid.” She has a due date of December.
She also hinted at a bit of sibling rivalry with her younger and probably more famous sister Kim. In an interview she was quoted as saying, “I don’t think she’s envious. Who knows though – Kim gets mad if I get the car that she wants… she like freaks out! But she definitely thought it was going to be her first, trust me!”. For her part Kim Kardashian seems to like the idea of making her mother a grandmother many times over.
Congratulations to both Kourtney Kardashian and Penelope Cruz and their respective partners. I look forward to the news of the births of their babies.