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James McAvoy: Is It a Boy?
James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff

James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff

Internet rumors are swirling again! In January, the publicist for Scottish actor James McAvoy confirmed that McAvoy and his wife, fellow board-treader Anne-Marie Duff, were expecting their first child this summer. Further details have been few and far between, but rumors are swirling that the couple welcomed a baby boy late last month. Again, details are few and far between, but if this rumor is true, McAvoy has a big year ahead. In addition to the new arrival, McAvoy has a film scheduled for release later this year and is working on several other projects, including the upcoming X-Men film (X-Men: First Class).


This Week’s Baby Beat

Did you catch all the baby news this week? Check out our weekly wrap-up to make sure you’re up-to-date on who’s expecting, welcoming and naming!

Jennifer Gareis of The Bold and The Beautiful announced that she and fiancé Bobby Ghassemieh are expecting their first (a boy) early this summer.

• Another daytime regular — Rebecca Herbst, who plays Elizabeth on General Hospital — is looking forward to parenthood! This newest baby will make three for Herbst and her husband, Michael Saucedo.

• From the small screen to the silver screen, baby news is everywhere! James McAvoy and his wife, Anne-Marie Duff, announced that they’re expecting their first, although they left us hanging for further details.

Diego Luna, who’s been promoting his recent film Abel, announced that he and wife Camila Sodi are expecting their second child. The newest Luna will join big brother Jerónimo, who is 17 months old.

• Yet another NASCAR baby is on the way! This one belongs to Juan Pablo Montoya, who recently Tweeted that he and wife Connie are expecting their third child in July.

Neal McDonough, who’s appearing in this year’s Ticking Clock, and his wife Ruvé welcomed London Jane on January 11th. London is the third child and second daughter for the couple.

Pink Panther star Emily Mortimer and her husband Alessandro Nivola welcomed their second child and first daughter, May, on January 15th.

• Funny man Will Ferrell and his wife, Viveca Paulin, cut it close! After closing The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien on January 22nd, the couple welcomed their third son, Axel, on January 23rd.

• Westlife frontman Shane Filan and his wife, Gillian, welcomed their third child and second son, Shane Peter, on January 22nd.


James McAvoy’s New Role: Daddy!

Anne-Marie Duff and James McAvoy

Anne-Marie Duff and James McAvoy

James McAvoy, who’s appeared in a string of recent hit movies, and his wife, Anne-Marie Duff, have confirmed that they’re expecting their first child together. McAvoy, who’s film credits include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Last King of Scotland, Atonement and Wanted, is set to appear in this year’s The Conspirator.

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