Mira Sorvino Expecting Baby No. 3!

02/12/2009 at 09:30 PM ET
Danielle K/Scott A/Bauer Griffin

Mira Sorvino and her husband of four years, actor Christopher Backus, are expecting their third child together. Per a statement issued this evening to major magazines, the couple share that they are “overjoyed at the thought of welcoming a new addition to the family,” adding,

“With each child, the love in our hearts has expanded beyond what we ever imagined was possible.”

Mira, 41, and Chris, 27, are already parents to daughter Mattea Angel, 4, and son Johnny Christopher King, 2 ½.

Mira, who won an Academy Award for Mighty Aphrodite, recently appeared in the miniseries The Last Templar and will next be seen in Life On Mars.

Source: US Weekly; PEOPLE

FILED UNDER: Expecting , News

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Stéph on

How great! I really like this family. Congrats to them! Mattea and Johnny are so cute, I’m sure this baby will too.


gigi on

i love her! and i truly love that they have such a beautiful, loving, and strong relationship….even with such an age difference!
wonderful news!

Michelle on

Love her! congrats to them!

Cassandra on

YAY! I hope she has a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby. I’m so happy for her, she seems like such a wonderful mother.

Mia on

Aw, such happy news! What a surprise announcement. They are a cute family🙂

Gianna on

I saw her on regis and kelly and the today show recently, and thought she looked pregnant. I’m guessing a little girl for her. Anyway I love her kids names, so looking forward to seeing what this one will be named.

dee on

I am so happy for them. Gook Luck!

Kellie from Qld,AUSTRALIA on

Its great news,I didnt realise there was such a big age gap with Mira and Chris
I love love love the name MATTEA,though my hubby wasnt as keen during both pregnancies so it is a secret name that I still LOVE!!!

Lis on

Wow! Didn’t realize that Chris is only 27! That’s pretty young! But nonetheless, I like how Mira has stayed out of the spotlight to focus on being a mommy🙂

Congrats to them!

kat on

I wish them every happiness… they seem like great loving parents to their two kids and I have no doubt that will continue with number 3.

I love how she’s been able to choose to take time away from her career to just enjoy being a full-time mom, too, cause I know her kids will forever be grateful for that.

LL65 on

Congratulations to Mira and her husband! Such happy news!


Congrats to the happy couple!!

There is a big age difference, but he seems like he is very mature for his age…most 27 year old males I know, dont really want to settle down yet.

Their children are so cute!

Judith on

I am very happy for Mira and Chris. With the last name Backus, I wonder if he was related to the great actor Jim Backus?

Summer on

Congrats to them! Wasnt she just in an accident on-set? How scary to have happen while pregnant!

FC on

Aw, that’s great news.

And she’s going to be on Life on Mars? Nice. That’s one of my new favorite shows.🙂

Marilyn on

I just saw a picture of her today and she looks pretty far along, like maybe she’s due in July, possibly late June but I can’t say for sure.

lexy on

She bagged a nice, young, cute guy and is popping out three kids! All I can say is wow!

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