Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford, who is three months pregnant with her second child, filed for divorce from her husband, German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch, last week. Gierch, who is the father of Rutherford’s two year-old son, Hermes, filed for legal separation on the same day. The couple had been married for two years.
Keri Russell recently dished with CNN about the slew of creative names celebrities gave their babies in 2008. The actress speculated that the “unusual” lives led by those in the entertainment industry lead to more interesting names.
“I mean…they tend to be creative people, and maybe people are more creative with their names, too,” she said. “Or [they] feel like they don’t have to be so confined to tradition because it’s such an nontraditional line of work.”
Russell and hubby Shane Deary chose an unusual name for their own son, River, who is eighteen months old.
Carson Daly’s mom is happy to be a grandmother! During a recent appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Daly said that his mother has been harassing him “for years” to have children. His sister had a baby several years ago, and now both Daly AND his sister are expecting–tripling their mother’s joy.
Daly joked that he’s having a baby “for mom” and said that his mom is now telling them to “slow down,” as she “can’t handle all these kids!”
He is expecting his first child wth girlfriend Siri Pinter this spring.
People en Español is reporting that Spanish actress Paz Vega is pregnant again, though she has yet to confirm the news. Vega and her hubby, Orson Salazar, have a son named Orson who is 19 ½-months old.
The Grey’s Anatomy family is about to expand. Actress Chyler Leigh, who plays Lexie on the popular show, recently announced that she is expecting her third child with husband, musician Nathan West. The couple told PEOPLE that they are “absolutely thrilled and looking forward to the new addition to their young family.” They have two other children, Noah, five, and daughter Taelyn, two.
Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, gave birth on Saturday to a baby boy named Tripp Easton Mitchell. The baby was born in Alaska and weighed seven pounds, seven ounces. A relative confirmed the news, saying “the baby is fine and Bristol is doing well” and “everyone is excited.”
Tripp is the first child for Bristol and her fiance, Levi Johnston. The two plan to wed next year.
Babies are all the rage in soap opera land. Guiding Light actress Jessica Leccia and her husband Brian Malloy recently announced that they are expecting their first child together. The baby is due in June. The couple were married last May in Puerto Rico. No word on whether or not Leccia’s pregnancy will affect her storyline.
The Young and The Restless star Daniel Goddard and his wife Rachael got an early Christmas present last week. The couple welcomed son Sebastian William on the morning of December 19. Sebastian weighed nine pounds, eleven ounces and was 21 inches long. The couple have another son, Ford Martin, who is two. The proud papa posted that “Mum & baby are well and Ford is doing a great job as a big brother” on his MySpace page.
In better late than never news, Philip Seymour Hoffman revealed that his newest daughter’s name is Willa. His partner, Mimi O’Donnell, gave birth to Willa in October. The couple have two other children, Cooper Alexander, 5, and Tallulah, 23 months.
New parents Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz have shared the first photos of the son, Bronx Mowgli. The couple posted pics of their new son on Went’z website, friendsorenemies.com, in a “Happy Holidays” greeting to fans.
Bronx was born last month in Los Angeles and is the first child for the newlyweds.