Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Expecting Second Child

02/01/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Javier Bardem Penélope Cruz Pregnant Expecting Second Child
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Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem are set to double down on parenthood.

The actors, who have a 2-year-old son, Leonardo, are expecting their second child, PEOPLE confirms.

“Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment – when you see that face, you are transformed forever,” Cruz, 38, has said of parenthood.

Cruz and Bardem, 43, both Oscar winners, were married in July 2010 at a friend’s home in the Bahamas.

This won’t be the only new addition to the family this year – Cruz’s sister Mónica is expecting a bundle of joy of her own.

Reps for the couple did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

— Sarah Michaud and Tim Nudd

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Ene on


Anonymous on

waiting to see the negative comments…

H on

This must be your 1st time on this site…The negative comments come when they name the baby.

anna on


karen on

What’s up, no one gonna bash them for having kids without marriage?

Sarah on

Um, they are married karen.

Whitney on

Actually, the article states that they were married in July of 2010.

guest on

They’re married….

Bel on

They are married.

guest on

first of all: they are married. read the article. second of all: welcome to 2013. as if people who are married are less likely to break up. yawn.

momofsoontobe3 on

Ummm they were married in 2010 and they have a 2 year old do the math or read the article idiot..

Suz on

Beautiful couple.

Marianna on

Congratulations to the hot couple! Hope they have a great life together.

kris on


stef on

You were spotted smoking the other day, Penelope.. QUIT NOW!

gb on

Congratulations to the happy couple.

Karen, did you not read the above article which states that they married in July 2010?

D on

@Karen. they are married. They got married in 2010.

Tyler’s Mom on

“What’s up, no one gonna bash them for having kids without marriage?”

Karen – did you read the article? No. You didn’t.

It clearly says:
“Cruz and Bardem, 43, both Oscar winners, were married in July 2010 at a friend’s home in the Bahamas.”

Mkay, thanks.

Cantaloopy on

@karen: they ARE married! Duh!

lovely123 on

They are married, why would anyone want to “bash” them?

Willa on

They may be married but she was pregnant at her wedding. I can’t imagine that, it would just dampen the day for me. I appreciate those who do things the right way. I’m getting married in a year and I can safely say I will NOT be pregnant!

DD on

Who are you to judge Willa? You’re extremely ignorant & who cares whether or not two people are married before having children? Children are God’s miracles & only God can judge what’s right&wrong. Hopefully God wouldn’t dare bless you with a child.

guest on

oh buhu, yes, have her wear the scarlet letter, she was pregnant when getting married, SHOCKER. it is 2013 out there, in case you didn’t notice.

Carolyn on

What Karen? Didn’t you read the article? They were married in July 2010, probably why you don’t see anyone “bashing” them for having kids without marriage, they ARE married!

Mama K on

Willa, unless you plan on not having sex at all for the next year I would be careful what ya wish for since nothin but abstenance is 100%! I believe babies are blessings, married or not as long as you are with the one that you love! Best of luck to the happy family<3

guest on

maybe she’s a virgin who doesn’t believe in sex before marriage :o) i agree with you of course and her statement is ridiculous

loveblue2 on

So happy for them! Great couple, although I still get the chills when I see Javier; he played one scary dude in the movie “No Country for Old Men”! Congrats!!

Brandi on

Totally agree with you, he was creepy as hell in No Country For Old Men! His haircut in the movie was hysterical though, makes me laugh every time I think about it… lol!

lovinit on

DD that’s where ur wrong…willa is not ignorant. .she’s stupid! ! …I hope shes pregnant for her wedding..with twins!!

Jackie O on

Lmao..that’s funny

DD on

You’re so right lol. That would teach her to keep her mouth shut..hopefully but doubt it

lovinit on

yeah I doubt it too :-)what it is to walk on water like her? I only changed your response from ignorant 2 stupid because ignorance you can change 🙂

Bigmouth on

She is 43!!! Way too old for another baby!

lovinit on

Actually shes 38…he’s 43

Mockingbird94 on

Congratulations! I hope they have a girl!

Sarah on

@Bigmouth, if you would read the article correctly, it states that Penelope is 38. Javier is 43.

Kay on

One she is 38 and two they are married. Some of you need to learn to read!

Jill on

Such wonderful news! Wishing this family happiness, good health and joy!

starbbycat on

PC is the most gorgeous!!!!

Anonymous on

Penelope and Monica pregnant at the same time. What fun!!

Puckersbabe on

Cruz and Bardem, 43, both Oscar winners, were married in July 2010 at a friend’s home in the Bahamas.

Can you read the article before judging them? They did it right. They were married before Leo was born. Get it right

scorpionglow on

Congrats! Wishing her a happy, healthy pregnancy.

Chelsea on

Hey Karen, you might want to try and keep up. They have been married for over 2 years.

cb on

They’ve been married since July 2012… Some of you guys missed that, obviously.

Lisa on

I bet she’s real happy she didn’t stay in the relationship with Tom Cruise. She truly looks happy with Javier–congratulations!

Carrie M on

They “gel” so nicely as a couple. Best wishes to them, Leonardo, and baby-to-be! Wonderful news!

Corina on

I loved them both. I’m amazed of all the negative comments in EL PAIS , Spain about this couple. They are incredible smart, talented and hot people, this is enough argument to spread envy and negativeness over them? Javier is the hottest and the most talented actor in the whole Spain territory. I hope they will have more babies. This couple is perfection.

ceecee on


Tiffany on

Um, they are married.

Jennifer S on

Gosh these two make a great couple. Congrats to the both of them. Javier is an outstanding actor. Loved him in no country for old men! One of my favorite movies!

Wendy on

P*ss off Willa. Nobody cares about you not being pregnant on your wedding day. So what she was pregnant when she got married?????

Anonymous on

If the baby looks anything like its Mama then it ought to be one beautiful baby.

Beverly Ann on

@Karen they are actually married june of 2010. so

Anja on

@ DD on February 1st, 2013

It’s one thing to disagree with someone’s comment; it’s an entirely different thing to wish that she never has a child. You said that based on what? The only 3-4 sentences you’ve ever “heard” her “say” in life? How vicious and disgusting.

lovinit on

you know what I find funny? There so many comments about what year they got married whether she was married before or after she had the baby….blah blah blah this reminds me the game in school when someone would spread a rumor and just got passed online down the line..testing whether or not was said word for the end of the line… let’s just let bygones be bygones agree to disagree and Pit against miss righteous…pure as thw driven snow…. Willa!!

Deserae on

Why would people bash them for having babies without being married when THEY GOT MARRIED in 2010. Read the article people!

Isabelle on

So happy for them. Wishing for a little girl this time! One of each, yeah! 🙂

stephanie on

They are married!!! Can’t you read?

Jazz on

@karen they ARE married (July 2010). Didn’t YOU READ the article?

gini on

Congrats to the beautiful couple!

Anonymous on

@karen, They are married. It is clearly stated in the article. Congrats, Penelope and Javier on the new addition.

olive on


tuchi on

Good grief…….I think Karen gets it now that they were married in 2010. Maybe some of YOU should read other comments before responding.

Anyway, congrats to them both. Wishing her a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Sharon on

Right on!!

Mitzi on

Yo, Karen! Keep up!

hobieluv83 on

Holy crap. People seem to forget that for hundreds nay thousands of years people had children without marriage. It is only since the wide spread acceptance of Christianity that marriage has been expected to occur before pregnancy.

Plenty of unhappy married people have children and shouldn’t. I think it’s more appropriate that people who are happy and love each other have children whether their relationship is “legal” or not.

Anonymous on

Wendy- You don’t know that. Willa’s parents, for example, might be very traditional and frown on their daughter being pregnant at her wedding. Sorry, but people using absolutes when they have no way of proving them is one of my pet peeves!

tuchi- I was just about to say the same thing! Funny how all those people read Karen’s comment but not the dozens setting her straight! 😉

Anyway, congrats to the couple!

epmmrp on

They are married and congrats to them

Julie on

At least she knows who the father of her child is, unlike her silly sister…..

delo on

Congrats and I hope everything goes well.

beverly durham on

karen,you need to read the article..they are married,in 2010 they got

mytwocents on

Umm… is everyone gonna flip out on Karen now? Geeze… if I could hear all of you there’d be an echo! One person telling her she didn’t properly read the article is enough. Makes me not even want to comment on the story. Annoying!

reader on

lots of people are having babies @ 43 (even if she was 43 and not just 38).

VaBch77 on

I think Karen was being sarcastic

JustMe on

They are just a gorgeous couple!

mlg on

Congratulations to the happy couple… A baby is a gift from God…

melanie on

I’m so glad Willa & Karen made stupid comments! Everyone is negative to them & not the Happy Couple!

Anonymous on

Karen, they are maried and even if they weren’t it is nobody’s business I agree. Congratulations to them. A baby is the greatest joy.

Anonymous on

Hey Julie…at least she opted for artificial insemination. Why is that silly?? Ever consider she wanted a baby without the excess baggage of a man in her life? Babies don’t need two parents as long as one gives it enough love and attention. She’s not silly, she just wants a baby to love! If you ask me you’re the silly one for making an ugly comment!

ReallyWilla? on

Willa: ” I appreciate those who do things the right way.”

And right way means NOT pregnant but openly known to fornicate? Right!

more annoyed on

@ Karen: they are married idiot!! Just please shut up and go away!! Congrats to the couple!

Elizabeth on

Wow you guys are rude! If someone values waiting until marriage to have children that’s their choice. Why are you so read to laugh at the values of others? I was a virgin when I got married and so was my husband. No it wasnt in the good ole days – 1998. And 14 years and 2 kids later still going strong. There are those of us around. You just dont here much about for fear of bullying from people like you guys. Geesh! Just stick to commenting on the story.

jessicad on

Happy for them! I thought she looked pregnant the other day in a picture where she was holding her son, he seemed to be resting on a belly, but I hate to speculate:)

Rhonda on

I seriously don’t think that some of you even bother to read the articles!! It clearly states that the couple was married in 2010 and that she’s 38. If you’re going to make a negative comment at least know what the hell you’re talking about!

Anonymous on

Isn’t Penelope Cruz the woman that broke up the marriage of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman? Tom and Nicole also had two children when Penelope wrecked their family. I wonder how Penelope will feel if someone will wreck her family just like she wrecked the others?

Anonymous on

@ Karen: Reading is Fundamental – see above!

Cruz and Bardem, 43, both Oscar winners, were married in July 2010 at a friend’s home in the Bahamas.

Denise S. on

Hard to believe, I know, but there are some people who wait till their wedding night to have sex for the first time. How special is the wedding night if you’re doing something you’ve done many times before?

Anonymous on

Gorgeous couple; I had the honor of meeting Sr. Bardem in Madrid in the spring of 2011 and he was genuinely kind. Congratulations to la familia Bardem 🙂

Uh-Huh on

I congratulate the happy parents in the article and I congratulate Willa for making her own personal choice — nothing wrong with either.

Dee on

YAY for them 🙂

Anonymous on

This is one classy couple. Congratulations to both of these very talented actors!

Shauna on

Karen, they are married, 2010

Hanna on

To Karen, they are married. They married in July 2010. Whose the idiot now. Maybe you should read the rest of the story before you reply.

Amy on

These two are my friends in my head! Love them! Wish my 2 year old could play with (and learn spanish from) Leonardo! Congrats.

Suse on

Karen seems to be getting more play than Mum & Dad, lol


meghan on

She didn’t break up Tom Cruise’s marriage. Tom’s f***ed up religion broke up his marriage.

Anonymous on

Omg quit repeating when they were married. The point was made. Who’s not reading now? If you already saw the response why make 262737383 additional ones!?

Anonymous on

meghan- We don’t know that. Only Tom and Nicole know for sure what broke up their marriage. That being said, I do agree with you that Penelope was not the reason for their break-up, seeing as she and Tom started dating AFTER he and Nicole split!

NM- Having two parents makes for a stable home?! Trying telling that to kids whose parents are divorced and basically playing tug-of-war over them (Halle Berry’s daughter Nahla would be an example)! Having two parents doesn’t guarantee a stable home for a child, nor does having only one parent guarantee an unstable home.

Anonymous on

@NM. Yes, 2 parents are ideal but one loving parent can make just as stable a home as 2. I was a single parent from the time my son was 1 til he was 14. He is a straight A student, member of the varsity baseball team, BETA club, National Honor Society, and plans on being a teacher. I hate it that he is so unsuccessful from being in an unstable home.

Kristina on

Javier Bardem is so hot! I think these two make a great couple.

Anonymous on

Uh-Huh- I’m okay with Willa’s choice (in fact, assuming she was indeed refering to remaining a virgin until her wedding night, I’ve made that same choice!). What I’m NOT okay with (and what I imagine the other people who have called Willa out take issue with) is that the fact that she said she appreciates people who do things “the right way”, thus implying that anyone who doesn’t make the same choice she has is doing things the “wrong way”.

And that, as you pointed out, is just not true. Everyone has different beliefs (such as my rather old-fashioned one that sex should only be shared between a husband and a wife!), and what’s “right” for one person or couple might not be “right” for another person or couple!

Sharon on

Karen, they are married

K on

@ Karen…um did you happen to read the article??

“Cruz and Bardem, 43, both Oscar winners, were married in July 2010 at a friend’s home in the Bahamas.”

Sharon on

For God’s sake, quit bashing Karen for not reading when 75% of the comments are replying back to her…who’s not reading now?

Anyway, congratulations! That will be one gorgeous baby!

CH on

People PLEASE read before you comment…she is not 43 she is 38. The sentence that reads 43 refers to the age of Javier…the following sentence reads they are “both Oscar winners.” And for those commenting (she’s 43! – no she isn’t) it’s really no one’s business the age at which a woman has a child. Sorry but not every woman gets her wish and gets impregnated at a younger age. The double standard is tiring – a man can become a father at 65 and that’s acceptable but a woman gives birth to a healthy baby at 43 or 44 and she’s deemed “too old.” Seriously?


@Karen, that would be because they ARE married. Great couple, congrats!

bevvie on

Reading is fundamental! It helps to avoid making silly comments.

mileysucks on

Awwwwww! This is great news! I adore both of them so much!

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