Maggie Gyllenhaal: I’m Having a Girl!

03/30/2012 at 11:45 AM ET
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Maggie Gyllenhaal is thinking pink!

The actress and her husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard, will welcome their second daughterย in late spring, she tells USA Today.

But while there’s no hiding her “so pregnant” belly now, Gyllenhaal admits she managed to keep the burgeoning bump under wraps for months — despite her countless red carpet appearances.

“I find it difficult to pretend you’re not pregnant, which I had to do. I didn’t let anyone know until three and a half months this time,” the Hysteria star, 34, says.

“I went to film festivals. I’m throwing up in the bathroom and having to keep pretzels in my purse, and having to fit into dresses.”

Although she’s happy to reveal daughter Ramona, 5, will have a little sister, Gyllenhaal plans to remain mum on other details surrounding the birth — including her due date.

– Anya Leon

FILED UNDER: Maternity , News

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sally on


Me on

Cute couple…congrats

Joules on

Happy for them but that is a horrible picture she looks old and haggard and he looks like an old queen.

me on

hope the kid doesnt look like her..yikes. check out that mug.

Guest on

That’s so great! Congrats. Can’t you get a better picture of the two of them? Maggie is gorgeous and this is a bad shot of her.

Bella on

She looks like him.. That happens with people who have been coupled up for a few years. They start to look like each other. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tammy on

I never thought of Maggie as an attractive woman. She always looks older than she it. But then again, I think she kind of dresses that way too. Now the non-petty side of me thinks she’s a great mother and that’s the most important thing. Congrats to the family! Any child is a blessing.

Michelle on

Really is it necessary to be so rude. Who cares how they look. Just be happy for them. My god!

Tee on

I had forgotten she was pregnant! Another daughter, how wonderful!

Olivia on

I hope they come up with something better than Ramona, for god’s sake

Colleen on

I love this couple. They seem so down to earth.

Colleen on

Why are people saying the pic is bad? They are regular looking people – they aren’t brangelina. They have always had offbeat looks but that is what makes them cool people. Relatable. They are in their mid thirties and early forties. They don’t botox and he doesn’t shave daily. I think they look naturally happy.

fefe on

She is hands down the ugliest actress out there

Shannon on


Leslie on

aw, two little girls is so sweet. I’m happy for them. They seem like a couple you could hang out with. It seems like they are real and don’t put on false pretenses. Not everyone wants to look like a fake blow up doll.

Olivia on

Bella, really? I’d be really shocked if my husband and I started looking like each other since he is very dark skinned black and I am whiter than white, lol.

Anonymous on

At least they can re-use items they bought for their first child.

Boo on

I actually think Maggie is really pretty!! This pic does not do her justice.

Tara on

@ fefe Sissy Spacek beats her by a mile!!!

Molly on

I can’t wait to see what they name this one – Ramona is such an uncommon name. I always wondered if she was named after the coolest little girl in literature, Ramona Quimby…

What of it? on

I think Maggie Gyllenhaal is beautiful. She also seems to have some intelligence and personality. More than you can say for 99% of Hollywood.

Shannon on

Sweet. Can’t wait to hear the name. I think Ramona is lovely.

Britt on

I’ve always liked the name Ramona – a unique name, but not strange.

Anonymous on

sad turtle!

Anonymous on

Olivia- Of course you’re not going to suddenly start literally looking like your spouse. You have completely different genes, after all! When people say that couples often start to “look like” each other after being together for awhile, they usually are referring to the fact that people who live together for awhile tend to pick up on each other’s facial expressions and mimic them. Thus they start looking alike because they start making the same facial expressions. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, I can’t wait to see pictures of this new little girl and here her name!

Indira on

She always struck me as someone who just doesn’t photograph well.

Sandy on

some of these comments are so rude. I’d love to get a pic of some of these people and post it so I can rip them apart and tell them how ugly they are.

Lucy on

At least these comments are more realistic than they usually are about her. Usually people are saying how very pretty she is and I am like huh?? But that’s usually from people that are just barely more attractive than her irl and saying that about a mediocre celebrity makes them feel better about themselves. And her smug, shi**y, attitude makes her that much less attractive.

It’s a shame she’s having another clone of herself…..and are we SURE she’s just 34???

Renee on

“Why are people saying the pic is bad? They are regular looking people โ€“ they arenโ€™t brangelina. They have always had offbeat looks but that is what makes them cool people. Relatable. They are in their mid thirties and early forties. They donโ€™t botox and he doesnโ€™t shave daily. I think they look naturally happy.”

Well said! While I agree she isnt one of the prettiest actresses in my opinion, I would never say, “I hope the kids look better than them.” actresses and actors cant all be beautiful, some of the less than perfect looking ones are the ones with the most talent! as a mother, I congratulate their family, and wish them the best!

ELO on

kyoto- worst face ever?
fefe- ugliest actress out there?

Tori Spelling has her beat by a million miles.

I think Maggie is beautiful. She has an all American, apple pie appeal to me.

Anonymous on

Lucy- People that know my family always say I’m a “clone”…of my father. It’s hardly a given that baby girls are going to be “clones” of their mothers (and in fact I think Ramona actually looks more like Peter than Maggie)! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anonymous on

Renee- I agree completely! In addition to what you said, I want to add that a lot of times it seems that it’s the less attractive celebs that have the best looking kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

temple-2011 on


Anonymous on

Another round of rude comments from the fat, unhappy, toothless hags that propagate this message board. Can’t just be happy for someone else, have to insult them. I can just imagine how you people talk to your kids, “Get out of my face, you ugly pariah”. Nice…….

jessicad on

I’ve never seen any hateful comments about Maggie and suddenly all this? Seems like it’s the same crazy person posting under different names just to stir up drama, that’s really sad.

I think she’s beautiful because she’s unique looking, and she’s a great actress. Congrats to them on the baby girl, two girls will be fun:)

SAR on

I’ve definitely seen better photos of both Maggie and Peter, but in any case, that’s wonderful news. Hooray for two girls!

Leslie on

I would much rather be friends with Maggie than with all the b*tches leaving nasty comments.

emily on

My hope for the female population is dwindling. How many times have we heard about female empowerment, and that we’re all beautiful the way we are, that we should fight back against unrealistic photo shopped images that inundate our lives, etc? Yet it’s women who are the BIGGEST offenders of putting down other women’s looks. Not men, not the media, not advertising. Just insecure women who feel better to say someone else is ugly.

Great lesson to teach our daughters. If you’re “ugly” you’re not worth much.

Hea on

I normally find her very pretty but this pic makes her resemble a cocker spaniel and Peter looks a bit drugged. They’re usually kinda hot.

Lily on

All these hateful remarks…the ugliest person? Really? If you could only look into some of these other celebs’ hearts (as well as the hearts of some of you posters) I think you would really know what “ugly” looks like.


I have actually seen her in person, she is strikingly pretty. Yes, her nose is different for a white woman, but she has the most beautiful eyes and very soft. She also dresses bohemian.

The ugly comments are really mean because she looks way better than in pictures. And if I must say, the woman is an amazing actress and so is Saarsgaard. GREAT couple.

Lyoness on

@Coco – Completely agree. I love them as a couple and as actors. They pick great projects. I really first noticed him in ‘An Education’. I really liked her after ‘SherryBaby’. They’re creative and Ramona is a gorgeous, ladylike name. I’m sure they’ll do a good job naming the new baby.

Jillian on

Olivia, I am with you. I have never heard of anyone saying that a couple starts to look a like after years together. Either by looks or expression. That is the silliest comment I have ever heard.

jamie on

I think Maggie is gorgeous. Congrats to her and her husband!

Nicole on

Congratulations both of you!! looking forward to hearing the name of your 2nd daughter I am sure it will be just a pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations once again,


Beverly hills , Californina

Traci on

Maggie Gyllenhaal is beautiful. Why in the world would you “FEFE” comment that she’s the ugliest actress in the world? That’s awful of you.

This shot of she and Peter doesn’t do them any justice I agree but they are a very cute couple.

Oh and also, I think Ramona’s a very cute name. I hope she did name her after Ramona the Pest. Loved that little girl.

Becki on

I think Maggie is a pretty girl. Would you all stop being so mean? Besides, sometimes kids don’t even look like their parents at all, so why do you care? Congrats to them, another girl is wonderful!