Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem Hit First Red Carpet Since Baby

02/27/2011 at 08:00 PM ET
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Penélope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are brand-new parents by day, and now they’re officially a glamorous Hollywood couple by night as they walked their first red carpet – ever – as mom and dad, at the Oscars Sunday night.

Cruz, 36, and Bardem, 41 and nominated as Best Actor for his role in Biutiful, wowed the fans lining the red carpet on their way into the Kodak Theatre.

Cruz, who just gave birth to a baby boy five weeks ago, revealed her rocking post-baby body, cloaking herself in a shiny, full-length red dress by L’Wren Scott that showed a trim tummy and accented ample cleavage.

As she smiled shyly as cameras flashed around them, Bardem kept a firm hold of her hand.

The pair quietly married last July and make a point of keeping their relationship as private as possible. Except, it seems, at the year’s biggest awards show.

— Sara Hammel


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Luna on

Rock those boobs chica! She looks fabulous!

Brooke on

I believe that I read in Hola! that the baby’s name is Leo Encinas

Indira on

I thought she looked smokin’!

Marla on

OMG, Penelope, could she be more gorgeous and fantastic!!

Crystal on

While I don’t care for the dress she looks FANTASTIC!! Not just her body (which is SMOKING HOT) but she is literally glowing! Penelope looks extremely happy!!! 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

Brooke- That is the current rumor. A producer (I think it was the producer of a movie or TV show Penelope was doing) referred to the baby as Leo. However, then he said he didn’t know the baby’s name, so no one knows whether that’s the name or not.

Anyway, I was really hoping they’d announce the name at the Oscars! 😦

cara on

Wow, she looks absolutely stunning ! so natural and glowing, LOVE the dress, perfect colour and shape for her.

Angel on

What a gorgeous woman she is! Glad to see them looking so happy!

Dee on

GORGEOUS!!!!! I am so happy for them and she looks smokin…hell they both do 🙂

friendly on

She looks amazing! she is so beautiful (and so is her husband!) I heard she had a c section? Wow- and she looked like that one month after a c section? One month after my c section I was still very much in pain and mostly in bed! I wonder how she is feeling. I love this couple- so good together. I bet their little one is beautiful.

Lady on


Toya L. on

She looks gorgeous.

Bella Mama on

what a beautiful, gorgeous couple! Their baby must be precious!

martina on

She’s really beautiful. I wish I looked like that a month after a c-section (if she indeed had one). I could barely stand straight!

Liz on

Okay… I feel completely out of the loop. I had no idea these two were married. Honestly, didn’t even know who Javier was until Eat.Pray.Love. How long have they been married? Have I been living under a rock? I saw them together at the Oscars last night and I was like, aw… they’re dating?


Mira on

Rock those boobs, Penelope!

They are a favorite couple of mine. They’ve known each other for 20 years, I wish them all the best.

Kay on

Va va va voom!! She looks unbelievable after only 5 weeks. I’m not crazy about the metalic look of the gown, but the shape is beautiful. She looks fabulous.

Michelle on

she looks smoking- those are fantastic baby boobs! 🙂

I loved him in Before Night Falls- it was a fantastic movie- beautiful- if you haven’t seen it, RENT IT- he was nominated for that as well- but I don’t think he won?

sky on

she looks great. not a big fan of the vegas dress though.

Jen on

I’m not a huge fan of the dress, but you can’t deny that she looks gorgeous, especially for having a baby so recently! I’m so glad to not see rants about her being out with her hubby and leaving the baby at home. They are a beautiful couple. I’m sure their baby is stunning too 🙂

kittenbomb on

I love this couple. She looks amazing and he is so handsome and talented. I loved both of them in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Can’t wait to see that baby, he is destined to be gorgeous!

jess on

Alot of tacky opinions here. That cleavage is not classy or tasteful in any way. It’s very tacky. It’s the oscars people, not some ghetto block party. I’m sure she’s proud of her big boobs, but common people.

CelebBabyLover on

jess- To you it’s tacky. To other people it’s tasteful. We all have different opinons. 🙂

friendly- Where did you read that she had a C-section? I hope for her sake that she didn’t have to have one!

Jillian on

I will first say I have ZERO problems with any mother leaving their baby at home to go out or to an event like this. I went out for a bit when my daughter was young. BUT, why were people harping at Christina Applegate…..and not at Penelope? There children are about the same age and they are both attending work related events.

Either way…..she looks stunning. The dress is very her. I am not a fan of the cleavage showing dresses. Shows a bit too much for my liking.

BubbleT on

I personally don’t get Javier’s appeal, but Penélope looks stunning. That’s a lot of boobage on display, too much for my taste, but she does look great.