Daughter No. 2 On the Way for Jason Bateman

08/24/2011 at 07:05 PM ET
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Jason Bateman and wife Amanda Anka are about to become parents for the second time.

“I’m going to be a grandfather again,” Amanda’s father, singer Paul Anka, tells ET Canada in an interview that airs Wednesday night.

What will it be for the couple, who are parents to 4½-year-old daughter Francesca Nora? It’s “another baby girl,” proud grandpa Anka says.

Married to Amanda for 10 years now, Bateman, 42, is “the actor in the family,” adds Anka, saying: “He’s … a very smart boy, a wonderful guy for my daughter.”

And granddaughters, of course!

— Liz Raftery

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Amber on

Aww, their first is so precious. Yay, for another girl!

Cee on

Congrats to them!

Erika on

Aww congrats to them! Little girls are so much fun, and it is so sweet to have a sister.

Shelby on

Oh how nice of him to share the news for them….ugh.

Nella on

Congrats!!! So happy for them, their daughter Francesca is adorable! So sweet what her dad said about Jason. Jason is hilarious, loved him in the Change Up!

Bea on

Congratulations to them! Ijust adore him, he’s such a good actor!

Shelley on

Aw, I was wondering if there would be another little Bateman. Congrats to them!

Niche on

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby she will be because Frannie is just lovely!

klutzy_girl on

Shelby – Maybe they gave him permission to share the news! We don’t know.

Congratulations to Jason and his wife! Had no clue Paul Anka had a daughter. (Clearly I never paid attention to Amanda’s last name.)

Sophia on

Fantastic! I bet Francesca will love having a little sister, and she’s sure to be a beautiful girl 🙂

Grace2 on

Congrats!! LOve Jason Bateman. And I think Francesca is one of the most beautiful little girls I’ve ever seen.

Meghan on

This is so funny because this comes right after Jennifer Garner’e announcement and I just watched Juno, where Jennifer and Jason play a couple who are adopting a baby. What a coincidence that both are expecting new additions! I love finding little things like that.

Cheryl on

Congrats! They’re my favorite celebrity family, and I’m glad to hear they’re expecting again. How terrific do Amanda and Jason look in that picture?? They’re a beautiful couple.

Mari on

Is he Jewish also like Paul Anka?

Holiday on

Congrats! Little girls are so sweet and to have 2 must be so much fun!

meghan on

Actually Amanda is one of five daughters for Paul and his wife Ann. Very kind words from Mr. Anka. He’s obviously thrilled to be a grandpa again! I’m sure he had Amanda and Jason’s blessing to mention the good news in the press.

Amber on

LOL@Meghan! That’s awesome. Now, can you connect them to Kevin Bacon by six degrees of separation?

Capri on

Frannie is beyond beautiful so no doubt another beautiful little girl is too, congrats to them!!

Leigh on

Yay! I adore Jason Bateman and was just wondering the other day if he and his wife were going to have another child. How wonderful for their them and their family.

torgster on

Excellent. I love him.

Rosy on

Congratulations to them (I love it when celebs announce their pregnancies later on, makes things seem like they go faster :P). They make beautiful girls!

Michelle on

I love Jason Bateman and I saw a recent photo of their daughter – so gorgeous.


ClaireSamsmom on

Congrats to them! They sure do make beautiful babies! I was wondering about this very thing when seeing Frannies cute necklace picture below in the other post. How exciting!

Ashley on

YAY!!!! Francesca is one of the cutest celebrity kids, I’m so happy for them 🙂

meghan on

Well Amber, since you asked…

Jason Bateman was in The Promotion with John C. Reilly, who was in The River Wild with Kevin Bacon. Two degrees! 😛

Cassie on

Congrats to them! I am sure the next babe will be just as stunning as Frannie is!

Eduarda on

Love him, always thought he was so hot!!

Sasha on

Congrats!! They make beautiful babies!

AllisonJ on

That’s great news! Francesca is such a cute little girl.

I just saw “Horrible Bosses,” and Jason was hilarious in that!

Best wishes for a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Angelina on

I LOVE this couple, love this family, love that they are having another girl…love everything about them 🙂
Is it me or is she carrying super low? I’m sure it’s the ablge of the photo and maybe the dress, but it just looks like her belly is close to her knees 🙂

Meela on

Within the last few years I have become smitten with Mr. Jason Bateman.

And cannot even figure out why, he is not classically handsome however lately I’m finding him to be very “sexy”!

Him and I are close in age so I grew up watching him on tv and I must
say he is aging quite nicely!!!!

He is not super funny and does come off as kind of serious but I still find him to be yummy!!!

joy on

Congrats to you two!!! I just love Jason Bateman!!

Daniela on

His wife reminds me of Courtney Cox. Their daughter is so cute! Love her curls!

Becky on

They look like such a cute couple..Congrats to them..

Lori on

I mean, Who DOESN’T like Jason Bateman?

JulieA on

Didn’t his wife’s father, Paul Anka, sing the old heartbreaker “Having My Baby”? How ironic! LOL

Victoria on

I must admit, I was never a big Jason Bateman fan at all. We are close in age and here lately I just can’t get enough of him!! He is very sexy and a great actor. And Amanda is beautiful as well as Frannie. Congrats you two!