Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy Expecting First Child

07/04/2012 at 06:00 PM ET
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Her so-called life just got a little happier!

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are expecting their first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“There’s definitely a chance, no plans yet,” the Homeland star, 33, told PEOPLE last fall when asked if a baby could be on the way shortly. “But yeah, that’d be fun.”

Danes, who won a Golden Globe in January, wed Hannibal star Dancy, 37, in a private ceremony in France in 2009.

While there was no official comment from Homeland‘s production company, Fox 21, a spokesman says that Danes’ pregnancy is not expected to impact the production of season two — which premieres on Showtime Sept. 30 — in any way.

— Jennifer Garcia with reporting by Lesley Messer

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Anonymous on

This will be a beautiful child!!!

Meg on

Anonymous…..I thought the exact same thing!

Tzarina on

Good Lord, not another one pregnant ! Will we ever see the end of all those baby bumps, this is becoming most annoying.

sarah on

A married couple decides to have a child and this is annoying?

Olivia- on

Shock! Hahaha.

Still, I don’t like her as an actress.

JC on

Why are you on a site about celebrities babies and pregnancy is you think it is annoying?

Mary on

Well Tzarina, women in the real world get pregnant all the time too.

Kristie Wilson on

i’m happy for her. πŸ™‚

Jen on

…but yet, you are on in a section on celebrity babies and pregnancies. Oh yes, I can see how baby bumps would be so annoying to you. Makes total sense (insert eye roll here).

Leslie on

Tzarina – you just noticed? Every year, there’s a baby boom in Hollywood. This year is no different, obviously.

Marcia on

I thought I had read they were separating. Well, this is nice news. Congrats.

Emily on

Tzarina, you find people being pregnant annoying? Stars are people with families too.

Aubrey on


If it’s annoying, why are you on the celebrity BABY blog…..?

Anna on

Very weird, I always thought that she was older. Not that she looks a lot older than him, but moreso probably just because she’s been around longer “hollywood-wise”.

Guest on

at least she chose the traditional route – in a committed married relationship.

annonymous on

Karma is a b**ch! Hope her guy does to her what she and Billy Crudup did to Mary Louise Parker!

Tracy Louise on

Ah. How sweet. Hopefully Dancy is more respectful of her than she and Crudup were of Mary Louise Parker.

Sandra on

Wow, is it something in the drinking water in celebrity land that all these celebrity women are getting pregnant??? LOL! Everywhere you read, someone is pregnant!

me on

@Tzarina: are you serious? hey celebrities all around the world: don’t get pregnant because this person it getting sick of seeing baby bumps.

some people…..

BlueSkidoo on

Yes, Tzarina, people really should take into account how you feel about their pregnancy before daring to procreate.

Pinky on

Hopefully he doesn’t leave her while pregnant for a costar the way that Billy Crudup left a pregnant Mary-Lousie Parker for her.

tessa on

Tzarina… unless you want the world to cease, and human kind to die out… I expect that you will not see baby bumps cease.

Sheri on

Tzarina … surely you can’t be serious??!! All babies are a gift from God. If your mother felt the same way you do, YOU wouldn’t be here!

Aimee on

Tzarina, sorry do I know you? Is Troll your middle name?

jill on

Tzarina are you green eyed much? LOL

Anonymous on

why is it annoying? everybody in hollywood has a life just like the rest of us they can have children too.

H on

Jeez! Bitter much Tzarina! Got news for you: “Baby Bumps” are here to stay, and not just for celebs! They’re everywhere! Congrats to Claire and Hugh!

Guest on

Yawn another Hollywood freak baby!

Charlotte on

Yay! I love them!

Ashley on

No Tzarina I’m pretty sure women will always be getting pregnant and we will always be seeing their baby bumps. If that is so annoying to you then I suggest another website. I think it’s wonderful. The more babies the better! They are little blessings and Congratulations to Claire and Hugh!!

guest on

Tzarina you are just so bitter and jelouse

Fabulous on

Tzarina pleas find the nearest exit…. #DAYUMIDIOT!!!!……. Congrats to them!!!!!

deirdre on

Tzarina, your ugly post and sentiment is clearly a reflection of you. Thanks for sharing.

Julie on

Congratulations Claire and Hugh!

Mary Beth on

Loved her on “My So-Called Life”

Martina on

Hope her husband doesn’t leave her for a younger blonder actress he meets during a movie shoot or a theater production. That would be such a shame… Oh wait..

Kit on

If Hugh leaves her when she’s 7 months pregnant just like Billy Crudup left Mary-Louise Parker for Claire when Mary-Louise was 7 months pregnant, it will be for another man, not a woman….she’s bearding for him, and this baby is obviously conceived in a test tube!

Anonymous on

karma (and others who have said similar things)- You can’t tell me you’re honestly wishing for this innocent child to grow up in a broken home! If you are, then that’s beyond awful!

Anyway, congrats to Claire and Hugh!

Shannon on

SMH! Babies never fix relationships.

Emma on

That is fantastic news!! i absolutely love these two! Congratulations πŸ˜€ and what a good looking baby it will be!

Emma on

That is fantastic news! I absolutely love these two! Congratulations πŸ˜€ and what a good looking baby it will be !!

Brianne on

Congrats, Claire and Hugh!!!

Mrl on

Ahhhh…finally a Hollywood couple is married before having a baby!

Sammie on

I hope she starts to eat a little more. She looks so terribly thin the last few years. You need to eat to grow a healthy baby. But besides that congrats.

veggiemama on

Wonderful. She seems down to earth, not egotistical and lovely. Happy for them. And they are actually married! Whaddya know!

Maija on

She was one great in that early TV show, “This so called life,” and then terrific as Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” opposite Leonardo, who was usupurb as Romeo…So acting is not a problem…I wish them good luck and fun1

Dona Brooks on

I love both of them. They will make beautiful and happy children.

Meep on

People need to get over this pregnancy/marriage thing. If you’re basing this on religion… you have to know that Adam and Eve were never married. If you’re basing this on something else, you should know that marriage is a man made institution. There is no rule that says that married couples make better parents. Parenting and being married do NOT go hand in hand. A married couple do not necessarily make better parents than a couple that are committed to each other and raising their child together. Basing opinions on things that were created by man years and years ago makes no sense in today’s world. Families are made up of all types of situations. I know an amazing couple who have three kids. They’ve been together for more than 15 years but neither of them believe in marriage. It’s fine to have your beliefs but condemning another person because they don’t believe the same way you do is judgement, pure and simple.

Pat on

Congrats to Claire and Hugh!

Taylor Raven on

i’m so excited for them, they will make great parents!!!!

Aunu1 on

I am so happy for them. I love Claire. I think she is a fantastic actress. Congrats to them both.

Tracy Louise on

Mrl –

There is no “ah” to be made. Danes has proven that she doesn’t have any respect for relationships. True, Parker and Crudup were not married when she slept with him; but, they had been together for 7 years and she was 7 months pregnant.

Big deal Danes is doing this “the right way”…marriage first, then baby. She has carried herself, in the past, as a disrespectful wench. Here’s hoping that in her 7th month, she spends some time reflecting on how painful what she did was. But, I doubt she really cares. Seems cold and *itchy.

em on

omg..leave Tzarina alone..she just made a statement about baby bumps being dare she!

TarnishedTiara on

You know that little thing called Karma? I think she’s in for a dose of it. Maybe Hugh Dancy will leave her when she’s 7 months pregnant like Billy Crudup did for her when Mary-Louise Parker was pregnant. Claire Danes is trash. All she does is cheat and move from one man to another without thoughts about the consequences to her actions. Sick! I refuse to watch her in anything.

Tzarina on

Women get pregnant for 9 long months. It is all this reporting that makes me crazy. People mag seems to follow each and every pregnancy step by step, THIS IS annoying, not the pregnancy or the baby bumps. Give us a break. I love to read about what celebrities do in their private lives, like having pets, gardening, divorcing, how they dress, etc. But lately all I’m reading about are pregnancies and baby bumps. I think I will give up reading People, it has become silly. Adios !

me on

Poor Tzar she is ok with reading about Pets, gardening,etc…you know the things she can relate to but for some reason she is jealous other people are having babies and cant stand the thought of hearing about a happy couple and innocent child….I think i smell the need of therapy….

Brooke on


Seriously, guys……read the comments before you type the same thing over and over and over again.

cpt on

Congratulations !! yes…the baby will certainly be beautiful !

Gina on

Beautiful couple!

Frances on

Brooke –

We read the comments. We are all typing the same thing b/c we were APPALLED at what Crudup and Danes did.

Maybe you keep seeing the same repeated outrage b/c it was truly disgusting.

If you don’t want to keep reading the same thing, go some place else.

Cindy on

Very beautiful couple.

Philosoraptor on

For her sake, I hope her child does not have a head as bulbous as hers.

And unless Hugh is a French citizen, there is no way they were “married” in France. (And I know he’s not French.)

Joan on

I’m happy for the couple!! Congrats to both!!

Anonymous on

Philosoraptor- (Great screenname, by the way!) Plenty of people get married abroad. All they have to do to make it legal is go to the courthouse in their home country and have a civil ceremony either before or after the one abroad. I’m guessing that’s what Claire and Hugh did. πŸ™‚

And as for the whole Billy Crudup thing, he’s a grown man who is perfectly capable of making his own decisions. I’m sure Claire didn’t hold a gun to his head and force him to leave Mary-Louise for her. Does that make what they did right? Of course not! All I’m saying is that I don’t think it’s right to put full blame on Claire for a decision that Billy made. He’s just as much to blame, if not more so!

Maria on

Finally! I have been waiting for them to have a baby for years- they seem like reall smart together awesome people and I think she will ove having a child to raise. congrats to them, this news makes me happy.

Ann on

I hope things turn out awesome for her and her husband. Unless he ups and starts dating a younger actress while she’s almost full term and then leaves her. Karma is a Witch.

sacha laine on

I cannot stand the sight of her. He left Mary Louise Parker while she was pregnant to be with her. I can’t wait to see what he does to her. Ugly gets what ugly does.