Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany Expecting a Baby

12/14/2010 at 03:15 PM ET
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Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany are expanding their family.

The actress, 40, is pregnant with her third child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Connelly and The Tourist star Bettany, 39, are already parents to son Stellan, 7, as well as Kai, 13, from her previous relationship with David Dugan.

“Becoming a mother has made all the difference in terms of learning to take more responsibility for myself and my life,” she has said.

“Parenthood changed the way I do everything. The biggest thing for me is wanting my kids to grow up safely and have happy lives. To me, that’s enough.”

The couple, who met filming A Beautiful Mind, wed in Scotland in 2003.

— Sarah Michaud

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mazie beth on

aww, this is wonderful news. congrats to Jennifer and Paul.

daniela on

OMG so exciting!! Congrats! I have to say, I hope it’s a girl this time! ๐Ÿ™‚

KylieMarie on

Awwww I’ve been waiting forever for them to have another baby!! Congrats!

Jessica on

I have loved her since Labyrinth.

Erin on

He is so talented (as is she). He was the best part of The Tourist – and that’s coming from a Johnny Depp fan! Good luck to them!

Toya L. on

How exciting, congratulations to them. I think she did an excellent job alongside Russel Crowe in a Beautiful Mind.

Mary Beth on

Loved her in “A Beautiful Mind”

Crystal on

I ♥ Jennifer Connelly! She is so pretty to me. She and Paul make a very handsome couple. CONGRATS on parenthood x3! ๐Ÿ™‚

mary on

Congrats to the Connelly/Bettany family
My husband and 16 year old son have a crush on her, in fact I just found this out this past weekend while watching Inkheart. Iโ€™m thinking the movies Hulk and inkheart did them in. lol My oldest and youngest are 12 1/2 years apart.Our โ€œbabyโ€ is 6. Not quite the 13 years she will have but still fun to see the oldest and youngest interact with each other.

Natasha on

I am pretty certain they are expecting a girl. It’s one of those cases where “I know somebody who knows somebody” and although I can’t really confirm (as I am not the direct source), the info all fits perfectly. I hope my ‘source’ is correct, because the potential name they picked is lovely!

Corrie on

So happy to hear this – congratulations to Jennifer, Paul, Kai and Stellan!

Sarah on

Hope they pick a better name this time

Ryan on

Awesome news!!! Wasn’t expecting this at all! I have been wanting Jennifer to have another one! I gotta say…I do hope it’s a girl! I would love to see a mini-Jennifer! Plus, that house full of boys probably needs a little more estrogen! ๐Ÿ™‚

Erika on

Oooh I really hope it’s a girl!!
Congrats to them!

Jill on

Congrats! I sure hope the baby is healthy!!

Sarah S. on

Congrats, what a nice pre-Xmas gift finding out!! Crossing my fingers for a girl this time!

SAR on

That’s great! I hoped they’d have another child. Here’s to a healthy baby, boy or girl.

soph on

I love her! Hope she has a girl.

Sat on

Sweet!!! Congrats to two amazing actors!

Lyl on

yeah she is my favorite actress! congratulations to them! I’m so HAPPY ๐Ÿ˜€

CelebBabyLover on

I totally wasn’t expecting this one, for some reason! Hoping it’s a girl (although of course what matters most is that the baby is healthy!)! Also, I wonder when she’s due?

Hannah on

Bet it’s a boy. It’ll be strange to have three boys with such age gaps.

SAshley on

You remind me of the babe!

Hehe congrats!

KJC on

What babe?

Jareth on

The babe with the power.

cat on

Great news! I wasnยดt expecting this! When I first read their names (before fully reading the headline) I thought they were announcing their separation, as there have been so many lately. Iยดm very glad for them and their sons.

Lou x on

Erin: i totally agree! i have recently been converted to paul bettany having seen the tourist at the weekend, he was totally the best thing about it!

Congrats to them both! xx

Alice on

YAY!! I’m so happy, I love them and their sons are so cute!

abby on

That’s so nice!! They make such a beatiful couple, and they are so privet, i really like that. Congrats!

Terri on

So I take it from the comments that Kai is a boy? The article didn’t mention and I was wondering.

isis on

awww! theyre such a good couple! she’s been a fav since Labyrinth. congrats to them!

Amber on

LOL @ the “you remind me of the babe” comments. Classic.

gdfg on

I hope they have whatever sex THEY are hoping for!

CelebBabyLover on

cat- A seperation announcement wouldn’t be on Moms & Babies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Abby on

Yay! They’re such a sweet couple. I’d love for them to have a girl but I think it will be a boy too. It is funny, she has 6 years between Kai and Stellan and now 7 years between Stellan and the new baby. The name Kai has really taken off, I have been hearing it used alot lately. I had never heard it before Jennifer named her baby that.

Abby on

Yeah Labyrinth! People don’t realize what a cult hit that movie is. There’s such a hidden fanbase for it. Why isn’t it on t.v. more? Oh yeah congrats to Jenn and Paul! Love them!

Luz on

Really beautiful and talented twosome. Paul is such a great actor. I love every film that he is in. He was terrific in The Tourist. As the rest of the cast, but he carried his role perfectly.

Anonymous on

wonderful couple. God bless your family

Lioness on

Good, because they make the most gorgeous kids, LOL!! Congrats to them!

Deanne on

They are great actors, its good to see they are successful in their personal life too, all the best!

Izbella on

@Natasha. They couldn’t have known the baby’s gender in December as she was only 3 months pregnant then unless they picked the gender of the baby by picking the female embryos in the petrie dish. Is that what your source told you?