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Sofia Coppola Expecting Second Child

12/16/2009 at 09:30 AM ET
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Director Sofia Coppola and Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars are expecting their second child, the rocker confirms.

In a backstage interview with Chicago’s WXRT, the French-born musician, seemingly surprised, nodded affirmatively when asked about his partner being pregnant.

Sofia, 38, and Thomas have been together for four years and have a 3-year-old daughter, Romy.

“I heard the story that if you play Bach, [babies in the womb] get smarter,” Thomas said.

Asked if he would play music from his band’s latest album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the singer joked: “We have to study it. Not sure it’s a good idea.”

Sofia, who lives in Paris, is currently in post-production on Somewhere, starring Michelle Monaghan and Benecio Del Toro. The film, her first since 2006′s Marie Antoinette, is expected to debut at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in May.

– Peter Mikelbank

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mrsh on

Excellent!

Lynn on

Congratulations!

Is there something in the water in Hollywood? There’s a huge baby boom going on right now.

Shaya on

Yay!

t. on

I love the name Romy so much

Electra on

Lynn, I just think there are a lot more people in hollywood these days. From the kardashians to the jolie pitts.

Caroline on

When is she due ?

LL65 on

Congratulations to Sophia & Thomas.

Liz on

There is a huge baby boom going on everywhere right now, not just Hollywood!

Courtney on

she looks like is due in about may but they haven’t actually said when she is due

Catca on

Courtney,

I’m not sure how current that pic is. It might be a stock photo from her previous pregnancy. I don’t think any announcement has been made on when she is due.

Sarah on

how new is that pic? He just gave the interview the other day. If that was taken before then, then it should have been obvious she was pregnant. She looks about 5 months in that picture.

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The photo is 3 1/2 years old, from the pregnancy with Romy.

- CBB Staff

fuzibuni on

i think the reason it seems like there is a boom is because there is so much more interest and reporting on celebrity babies these days. websites like this one didn’t exist until recently.

cat on

That´s great for them.

Courtney on

Oh okay the date wasn’t specified with the people article announcing it so I assumed the photograph was new but she’s got to be over 3 months otherwise they wouldn’t have announced it

Stephany on

Yay! So excited to hear this! I share my birthday with Romy so I feel a special affinity towards this family.

Milla on

Romys such a cute name hehe :)

dickie on

Cool! I love her! I wonder if she’ll be my pregnancy pal! lol.

Liliana on

Congrats to the family!

I adore her work and Phoenix is such a talented band.

plannbb on

Awwww… i love hearing about her! Two talented people. Congrats!

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