Keira Knightley Welcomes a Daughter

05/26/2015 at 03:15 PM ET

Keira Knightley James Righton Welcome First Child
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Keira Knightley is a new mom to a baby girl!

As multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE, The Imitation Game actress and her husband, musician James Righton, welcomed their first child in May. And PEOPLE has now learned that the couple’s newborn is a daughter!

Although PEOPLE confirmed her pregnancy in December, the mom-to-be, 30, kept mum on the news, and let her baby belly speak for itself in the weeks leading up to award season.

But after stepping out several times in gowns that kept her bump under wraps, Knightley — who later joked her “waist had disappeared” — opened up about the perks of pregnancy while walking the Golden Globes red carpet in January.

“Luckily, I don’t have lipstick. I only have nuts in here. It’s the wonderful thing about being pregnant. You just need to make sure you have snacks. So this is a snack bag,” she told Entertainment Tonight of her clutch.

While Knightley and the Klaxons’ keyboardist, 31, opted to keep the sex a delivery surprise, the expectant actress admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that the thought of having a son was frightening.

“Somebody said to me the other day, the problem with boys is — sorry, this is horrible — but when you’re changing their nappies, you can get the wee in your face,” she said during a February appearance.

E! was first to report the news.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Mary Green and Philip Boucher

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Sarah on

I had no idea she was pregnant! Congrats!

Mrs. B on

Congratulations to Keira and James!

AmelieButterfly on

I call it she a Boy

Anonymous on

Lover her. I’m sure her baby will be gorgeous.

Anonymous on

I wish they wouldn’t announce a birth without more information. Such a tease.

Erica on

She looks so much better pregnant with a little more weight on her. Congrats to them both !

Callie on

Her husband looks like he is 12; he is adorable. She’s always pretty….Congratulations to the happy couple. Can’t wait to see a picture

marie on

Never seen her husband before, wow he’s attractive.

wendyw2407 on

Someone saw her walking with the baby and wrote about it on twitter on May 16….so it may be a couple weeks old by now

klynb on

I thought People magazine was better than this. Please talk about actresses’ work. I don’t care to hear about anyone’s reproductive status, no matter how famous they are.

vamanos on

That is the exact reason I don’t want a boy. They keep peeing after you change them. Torture. Lol.

Kestrel on

Nope. I had 2 boys and never had that problem. I was thrilled to have boys! Not everyone wants a mini-me just to dress them up.

praying Mantis on

I hope she figures out how to change a baby boy without getting whizzed before this baby is born. (even if baby is a girl)

Kara on

why are peple still so obsessed with the gender of the baby? not only shouldnt it matter but it also manifests the idea of gender binary.

emma on


SAR on

I’m hearing it’s a boy. Either way, congratulations! I like Keira.

SAR on

I heard it was a boy! Guess I was misinformed. That’s what I get for paying attention to unconfirmed gossip.

Congratulations…given who her parents are, that’s going to be one beautiful kid.

Cali lady on

Her husband is very good looking!

Roman on

Congratulations to Keira on the new addition.

AmelieButterfly on

This is BS, I Still think she have a Boy

AmelieButterfly on

this is BS, on Twitter people saw keira knightlely with Baby Boy, not a girl, I think people are said it girl, all seems to be based on that old red carpet interview where someone misunderstood what she was actually saying

Qz on

Didn’t seen any of her movies, happy for her though!

Maxine on

Lovely couple! Congrats on having a girl.

Karis on

A few people had posted that they saw her with a boy! Whatever the sex of the baby, I’m sure it’s absolutely adorable.