Keira Knightley Expecting First Child

12/12/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Keira Knightley Pregnant Expecting First Child
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Keira Knightley‘s life will soon be filled with even more love, actually: she’s pregnant!

The Imitation Game actress is expecting her first child with her husband, musician James Righton, PEOPLE confirms.

Knightley, 29, and Righton, the keyboardist for the British rock band, Klaxons, were married during an intimate ceremony in a small village in Mazan, France, in May 2013.

After their wedding, the newlyweds spent their honeymoon vacationing on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

But before the couple tied the knot, Knightley was already mapping out her future as a mother.

“I don’t want to deny my femininity,” she said in a 2012 interview with Vogue. “But would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Jennifer Garcia and Julie Jordan

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Katie on


BeeHappy on

She is going to be so adorable pregnant. Congrats to them both. Very happy for the couple! 🙂

Juli on

It’s going to be one beautiful baby. Congrats, Keira!

carol on

Congrats I hope to see her in better films .

ChambanaGirl on

I suspected Keira was pregnant, based on her recent clothing choices. Congrats!

gracielou on

I just hope she eats.

Kate on

Well my oh my. That’s going to be one pretty baby.

Jen on

Dear Santa, I would like a hairbrush for Xmas. From, James

Judy on

They look cute together!!

Brooke on

How is not having a child ‘denying your femininity’? Or vice versa?

dita on

I hope the child takes after the father, fluffy hair included.

Catherine on

He looks a lot like Scarlett Johansson’s husband!

ChizChiz on

Whoa I can’t imagine her as a mom

angie on

Happy for Keira. Congrats!

Anonymous on

krista- Considering the fact that Kate spent the first three months of her pregnancy almost constantly puking her guts out (look up Hyperemesis gravidarium. In a nuthsell, that’s what it is!), I’d be amazed if she DIDN’T look quite skinny at the moment! 😉

Anyway, congrats to Keira and her hubby!

Marky on

People with HG often struggle to gain any weight, but their babies are often just fine, and a healthy weight, if mom is getting good care. Kate doesn’t need to be criticized for a situation she can’t control. Keira isn’t likely to be any too big, either.

Jeff,etc, what does his hair have to do with him becoming a father? SMH…some people really have trouble with comprehension……

Anonymous on

krista- I didn’t miss your point. I just don’t happen to agree with it (at least partially. I WILL concede that Kate does look thinner than before she was married. But I don’t think that she looks frail or unhealthy when she’s not dealing with HG). Obviously we’ll just have to agree to disagree. 🙂

mer on

I can’t wait to see her with a belly, I’m wondering how she’ll look like since she’s always been so thin.

I don’t get the fuzz about his hair. He’s handsome.

Anonymous on

She is gorgeous. Happy for her.

Martha Grimley on

Kerya Knightley;

Change the baby on the flooor: put down rubber sheets. Let him pee whereever, but get out of the way! Wen he’s done, put opn fresh diaper(nappie)LOL! Repeat as necessary. At about 12 he’ll stop wetting the bed!LOL! College, no longer your problem. He’s looking for a wife. Let him be her problem!