Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard Expecting Second Child

11/28/2011 at 09:00 AM ET
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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are expanding their family.

The actors are expecting their second child together, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The Hysteria star and Green Lantern‘s Sarsgaard, 40, wed in 2009 and are already parents to 5-year-old daughter Ramona.

“I just didn’t have a clue,” Gyllenhaal, 34, has said of motherhood.

“There’s no way to prepare for the challenges, the immense joys, the surprises, the disappointments and the shocks,” she said. “Your heart just rips open. It’s amazing.”

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Julie Jordan

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cannat on

This news made me so happy. Ramona is adorable and they seem like such a great family.

Christine on


sly on

yeah!!! love these 2 and their little girl Ramona is adorable!

SM on

I love this! She seems so authentic and her comments about motherhood are 100% accurate! Congrats!

Sierra on

Awww….YAY! πŸ™‚ I am so excited for them! Hope Maggie has a wonderful pregnancy and a healthy baby πŸ™‚

Kristen on

Aww, congratulations to them both! I love these two. They seem so normal and free of crazy public antics!

Tara on

I wish I’d see Peter in more projects. Love his work!

Tee on

I actually squealed! This is one of the most down to earth families in Hollywood, in my opinion, and I’m so happy to hear that they are expecting again!

Jen on

Wasn’t this article just on the main page? I guess they had to move it to wipe out the comments to start over in a different forum.. Like I said I hope she doesn’t go parading around in those stupid pantsuits after she has the kids like she did with the last one. She has no taste in clothes either.

Cathleen on

They’re both such great actors! I wish them much happiness, and I can’t wait for Peter’s next project to come out, I loved him in An Education!

Mia on

So happy for the two of them. Such talented people. I’m a big fan of them both.

Patty on

Ive already knew that… her baby bump was visible, anyway congrats for Maggie. I love her and her family!

Claire on

Kristen and Tee – I’m with you all the way! They (Maggie in particular) seem like such normal, down to earth, regular people who aren’t interested in raising Hollywood brats. I wish more Hollywood parents were like them! So happy for them!

maggie on

Yup 2012 looks like the year of celeb babies. Hehe. I’m so happy for them and I bet the baby will be as cute as Ramona

Meela on

Now if Uncle Jake would agree to have a baby with me, we could be one big happy family!


Rachel on

So thrilled for them!

JensABitch on

She could run around in a trash bag for all I care. She seems like a good person and I wish this family well. I am glad that she looks like she likes what she wears, that is good to be true to yourself.

heather on

I love this couple so happy for them!

Meg on

I love both of them – lucky baby!

Shelley on

Yay–love them!

Meela–sorry, I’ve got dibs on Uncle Jake–hehehe!;-)

Harley on

Oddly enough, I saw a picture of her the other day and actually thought to myself, “I wonder if she and Peter are going to have another baby”. Lo and behold lol. Congrats to the very happy family!

@Meela – you and me both hun. You and me both.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! I wonder when she’s due?

JensABitch on

I like them. Too bad more people can’t be down to Earth like them.

Siera on

@Jen. Obviously this article is not about her taste in clothes, it’s about she and her husband expecting their second child. Please leave your ignorance elsewhere.

Mellynn on

Seeing photos of her last month at her movie premieres, I have been waiting for this announcement. She seems very down-to-earth, even if I don’t always agree with everything that falls out of her mouth. Warm wishes for a happy and healthy baby!

Meela on

Ladies please stop lusting after my Jakey!!!

I have always loved him, even when no else found him to be smoking hot.

I love him even more after seeing his naked butt in Love and Other Drugs!

However I am not totally selfish so I suppose we could share him!

Lau on

Aww, congratulations to them! I didn’t see this one coming. I like the age difference Ramona and her sibling are going to have =D

Ms. Button on

I’ll admit that one of the reasons I troll celebrity info sites is just because I like to be snarky, but this news just made me smile. They seem like a well-thought out couple and I’m happy to see they’ll be adding another member to the team.

jose on

If you look at photos from last October (ghetty Images) – you can definitely see a big bulge under the dress.

Janna on

@Jen…You felt the need to post your stupid comments TWICE?! Attention seeker much?

dsfg on

Wow, this is a comments section. Jen should be able to say she doesn’t like Maggie’s style without being called ignorant or a bitch . . .

Tara on

@Meela, lol I think a lot of us would like offspring or even to practice making babies with Jake πŸ˜›

I’m really excited for them with a new little one on the way, Ramona is so adorable I can’t wait to see what this one looks like. Also, love her name so I think it will be interesting to see what they name this one!

CΓ©cile on

Congratulations to the happy family!

They were on my list of pregnancy predicitions for 2011 (metaphorically of course, I don’t keep such a list for real..)

Now Emily Blunt, Alyson Hannigan and Diane Kruger just have to announce something before December 31st and my score in the predicting game for 2011 will be quite good.

Lucy on

Wow, she’s only 34?

Allegra on

They need a little boy to carry on those male Sarsgaard genes of Peter’s. Wow, great looking couple.

Anonymous on

Allegra- Um, no they don’t. Girls can look like their fathers too (I’m a perfect example of that, as I look so much like my father that you’d think he spat me out!)! πŸ™‚

Bancie1031 on

Congratulations to Maggie and Peter