Bryce Dallas Howard: We’re Keeping Baby’s Sex a Secret

09/12/2011 at 04:00 PM ET
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Bryce Dallas Howard has a secret — and she’s not telling!

The actress and husband Seth Gabel have found out the sex of the baby they are currently expecting, but aren’t sharing whether 4½-year-old son Theo‘s predictions proved to be true.

“We do know — we didn’t know for a while. We just found out recently,” The Help star, 30, told ET Canada during the Restless premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. “At this point [we’re telling] just family.”

Despite her “tough” start to the pregnancy, Howard admits that the tides haves changed and, based on her experience with her son, expects it to be smooth sailing to the end.

“It’s kind of euphoric. It’s the greatest, I love it,” she shares. “The thing that every parent hopes for is that the baby’s healthy, I’m healthy. No matter how you feel, that’s the most important thing.”

And Howard is already planning for a sudden shift in her priorities once baby makes its big debut.

“Whether you intend to slow down, you slow down,” she notes. “My son will be 5 [in February] and that time is so crucial for him and as a family.”

— Anya Leon

FILED UNDER: Maternity , News , Parenting

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kat on

i still think she is having a girl

kendrajoi on

I’n not a HUGE fan of hers, but she’s so cute in this picture, just glowing!

Corrie on

@kat, that’s what I’m thinking too. She’s carrying awfully high.

JustMe on

She was ‘wicked’ awesome in The Help – played that villain perfectly


I agree “JustMe” she played two-slice Hilly lol to perfection.

Reese on

She looks lovely. As for how she’s carrying, it has nothing to do with the sex of her child.

What of it? on

She just looks so great.

Cheryl on

Ron and Cheryl Howard have raised four lovely well-adjusted children. They should be very proud. Bryce is the once we hear about the most and she is so delightful in how she carries herself when she is interviewed. Very classy and adorable. Congratulations!

Carrie Jo on

I agree with the girl predictions.

ari on

On board with a girl, too!

Judit on

She’ll have a girl!!! Look at her tummy.

I wish good health for mommy and baby.

Susan Lewis on

I will agree, this is a girl. Mommy is certainly glowing, and wow, she looks like her Dad!

JessicaB on

privacy and secrets aren’t the same thing.

Violet on

@ JessicaB

Get off your high horse.

mmmm on


Positive on

IT’S A GIRL. When you are having a boy, it is easier to tell because of the penis which gets formed early in the life of the baby. It is harder with a girl, so if they see a penis they know by deduction weather it is a boy or a girl. Congratulations to the parents and little brother!!

Carolyn on

I carried like that and had a boy.

Sia on

I HOPE shes having a girl as she already has Theo and it would be nice for her and Seth to have both,…but we will soon see. But I think its a girl too lol. So happy for her, shes sucha lovely person! U go Bryce!