Baby on the Way for Owen Wilson

01/10/2011 at 05:30 PM ET
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There’s going to be a new addition to Owen Wilson‘s life: He’s going to be a father!

“Owen Wilson and Jade Duell are happy to be expecting a baby,” his rep tells PEOPLE.

Wilson and Duell have been dating for more than a year, according to Entertainment Weekly.

This will be the first child for the actor, 42, who currently stars in Little Fockers.

— Sara Hammel

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moxie1107 on

Congratulations to Owen and Jade! I didn’t expect this news~

Mallory on

:O This, ladies and gentlemen, is my big “I DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING” news of the year. I absolutely love love love Owen Wilson! Congrats to him and Jade (though I have no idea who she is)!!!!

sky on

Holy pregnancy announcements today! Congrats to Owen and Jade! Who is Jade btw, anyone have any idea?

jill on

So exciting!! They have kept this hush hush!! She is due any day, I read and is having the baby in Hawaii.

Mina on

Why are people always so surprised when celebs have kids? The only celeb I would be surprised to hear about a pregnancy is Hugh Hefner(because he has repeatedly said he does not want any more kids) or like Kate Gosselin.

kai on

WOW. This year is starting really good, isn’t it? All those engagements and (“surprise”) pregnancies… Nice! 🙂

All the best to Owen&family.

Sarah S. on

@Mallory–I agree with you 100%!!!

I can see him being a great Dad.

Congrats to Owen and Jade 🙂

Marilyn on

I guess we can expect the baby’s birth announcement any day! Wow, all these pregnancies and births recently!

Mia on

Wow-very random! Congrats! I bet Vince Vaughn + Owen Wilson will be hilarious together with their new babies.

Natasha on

This is great news. Especially considering the difficult time Owen had a few years ago. I don’t know Owen, nor is it my place to day, but based solely on media reports, I hope his problems are well and truly behind him so that he can be fully committed to fatherhood. I am happy for him & wish him all the best with his son or daughter.

Am I sensing a H’Wood baby boom like the one that happened four years ago? The past week alone has been crazy with announcements…. The Beckhams, Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard…. Not to mention all the other current pregnancies & recent births, 2011 is going to be a busy one!

Laura on

Good for him!!

Selena on


Erin on

Ditto Natasha!

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to him and his girlfriend! This definitely came out of nowhere.

And yeah, I think we’re in another celeb baby boom. And so far, none of my predicted celeb pregnancies for this year have come true yet.

Brianne on

Congratulations, Owen! I’m so happy for you and Jade! Best wishes to you and your baby-to-be!!!

Rosalie on

Congrats to the happy couple, this announcement has surprised me too, like some of you other ladies were saying.

I’m probably going to get jumped on for saying this, but I hope that the baby gets Owen’s partner’s nose..

steph on

This is the first time a pregnancy announcement has shocked me. Congrats to them!!


Indira on

Rosalie- Owen’s nose was broken 2 or 3 times. So unless the baby breaks his/her nose on the mothers pubic bone…the schnoz is safe. I wonder what Jade looks like. I couldn’t find a pic of her on google.

JMO on

Guess he didn’t want to be too far behind his buddy Vince in the daddy department!!

Sarah on

I’m sorry, but I do not think this is good news. This man has been very unstable for the last few years resulting in a suicide attempt. He has just been getting his life back on track and now he is having a child, how is this a good idea? Babies are very stressful, albeit wonderful, and I don’t see how he could handle this with a gf of just a year.

I hope I am proven wrong but I have my doubts

TC on

This is the first celeb I’ve ever been this excited for!

I can’t wait to see pics of the little one

Meghan on

Sarah, his suicide attempt was in the summer of 2007, well over three years ago. We don’t know why it happened and we don’t know what help he has gotten and possibly continues to get. It’s not our place to judge. People who attempt suicide can go on to live happy and full lives depression doesn’t signal ongoing mental illness.

Holiday on

I hope he is stable enough to raise a child. Even a stable minded person can feel pushed to the edge, let alone a guy like him who tried to kill himself.

IMO on

Congrats!! Any day… exciting!

Meghan, Very well said and I agree.

Holiday, a stable person can be pushed to the edge, so maybe stable people should stop having children. Or maybe stable people who are told their children are not attractive?

No one know on here knows anything about his attempted suicide. Maybe he suffered from depression bc he wanted children? Been there…..done that.

Rosalie on

Indira – Oh right, I didn’t know that. Thank you…and haha, having a little giggle about the pubic bone comment 🙂

Perhaps this is Jade?

Emily on

Sarah & Holiday- Did you stop and think that maybe the pressure of being a famous actor brought him over the edge a little? Maybe he wants to lay low and have a family to raise instead of another “hit” movie. No one in the world knows why he did what he did except himself. Certainly not a person looking in from afar, such as yourselves.

Maddie on

This news certainly is a little surprising, but very exciting.


kmb on

Wait, I’m confused. A few commenters have said “any day!” Does it say soon/when she is due? I’m missing something!

Holiday on

All I said was I hope the stress of a baby doesnt push him over the edge again! He almost killed himself… no person in their right mind would actually attempt that. Who knows maybe a baby will bring him peace.

Brooke on

Sarah is dead-on (for lack of a better word). This man is unstable and has always been weird imo…….

Sarah M. on

kmb – Another site I was on said the baby is due in January. It didn’t say a specific date, though…

Congrats to the whole family!

Taylor on

Brooke, what’s weird is that you assume you know him. Unless you do, you have no room to comment.

I didn’t realize that a past involving depression and attempted suicide made a person less fit to parent. I suppose I shouldn’t even have custody of my children since, after my first was born, I had severe PPD.

CelebBabyLover on

If she IS due in January, I wonder why they waited until the end of the pregnancy to announce?

Brooke- Weird doesn’t neccesarily mean bad. Owen might be a little quirky, yes….but IMO, quirks are what make life interesting! 🙂

Romy on

I wouldn’t worry too much about him. Usually it’s the mom who is tied down to the newborn, and the man’s role is secondary. Plus, he doesn’t have any financial worries that a lot of men stress about when bringing a baby into the world. He is probably happy his life is on track now. He is the right ‘Hollywood age’ for having his first baby.

MKL on

Congrats to both of them. I actually think I know who she is. I believe she went to high school with me and her family has roots in Hawaii. Not positive but I think so. Congrats to them I hope for a happy and easy birth and baby

jill on

Kmb, I read at US Weekly, where his rep confirmed this story, that she is due any day and having the baby in Hawaii.

I think it is wonderful that he kept this private, so his girlfriend has been left alone. She deserves privacy.

Holiday, “All I said was I hope the stress of a baby doesnt push him over the edge again.” You don’t know that it was stress that pushed him over the first time!!! There are many people that suffer from depression and stress has NOTHING to do with it.

Weird….unstable….how do ya know? Are you friends with him or in his inner circle?

Katie on

Congratulations!!! Totally blew me by surprise! Very happy for him.

To Sarah: All the more reason to shape up his life with a baby on the way. I think he will be just fine and be a good day. Look on the positive side. Babies are miracles!

Alison on

Jill I read the story too and the rep just confirmed that they’re having a baby. The rest of the information is from a source. Not saying it is not true but his rep didn’t confirm that, so we’ll have to wait and see.

It sounds like Owen is really working to turn his life around and a stable relationship and a family are the next steps for him. Let’s give him a chance to succeed.

Amy on

Sad that some of you only come here to make negative, know it all comments. I also find it ammusing that people who don’t consider he has been in a relationship for a year, so maybe he has his emotional situation together. Either way I don’t know him except from his movies and I have always enjoyed them!
This news is always going to be great news to me! Congrats to the new family to be!

brannon on

If people were constantly judging and speculating about me on the net I might have moments of instability too …

best of luck to he and Jade

Holiday on

The man SLASHED his wrists?? That is about as crazy as you can possibly be.

Emily on

Holiday- I really hope you’re just trolling for some attention, because if not, you sound like a really rude, ignorant and tactless person…

jill on

Emily, She has done this on quite a few posts….finding something to be pretty rude about.

Holiday on

Apparently you cant say how you really feel on this site so here goes a generic post “Oh yeahh!!! I am soooo happy for him!”

CelebBabyLover on

If Owen’s girlfriend IS indeed due any day, my guess is that they had hope to keep things quiet until after the birth, but for whatever reason couldn’t anymore.

jill on

Why Holiday….we are just saying what we feel, too!! You are saying whatever you want about the celebrities….and we are saying what we thing about you! Some people just think your comments on many of the posts are uncalled for, rude and ignorant.

Bancie1031 on

WOW didn’t expect this information! Congratulations to Owen and Jade ….

Madana on

I love Owen Wison Congrats to him and his girlfriend!

guest on

I just saw a supposed pic of her and owen at climbing grouse mt-happy for them! he is hilarious

MJ on

Congrats to the new parents. Maybe, a baby will give him some inspiration to try writing again. I am so glad they could keep it quiet, and to Kate, REALLY, I don’t think anyone cares right now that your pregnant.

Carol and Nikki on

We LOVE Owen Wilson, he is so ADORABLE and we are both so HAPPY for him. Baby Rob is going to be the LUCKLIEST little boy in the world. Congratulations Owen.