Baby on the Way for Eddie and Hannah Redmayne

12/24/2015 at 01:45 PM ET

Eddie Redmayne is going to be a father — news that puts the cherry on top of an amazing year.

Although the Oscar winner and his wife Hannah have not announced the news themselves, a source close to Hannah confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple is expecting their first child.

The pair married last year and recently celebrated their anniversary. The Danish Girl actor spoke about married life in the new issue of PEOPLE.

“It’s been extraordinary. It’s been the most wonderful whirlwind,” Redmayne, 33, said. “I think saint might be the word. She is an absolute saint. And it’s a ride for both of us. It’s wonderful doing it with someone you love because you also have a second eye on it all.”

Eddie Redmayne wife pregnant first child
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Redmayne also opened up about his plans to take some time off once he’s done filming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; a decision that makes perfect sense with a baby some time next year.

“The plan is, after Fantastic Beasts ends in a couple of months’ time, to take a little time off and try to take it all in,” he said.

— Julie Jordan and Naja Rayne

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Truth is on

Who?! Harpo who are these ppl

CYN on


Serena on

I confess, I am in love with Eddie Redmayne.

truth on

He still gayer than a handbag full of rainbows.

realtruth on

He’s still gayer than a handbag full of rainbows…

Linda on

Hey “Truth” you should use this thing called Google…before you ask who this person is. He’s a talented actor who’s been in some good movies.

Side note, congratulations to the happy couple!

mic on

daily mail confirmed it first people mag, thats ok congrats!!!

karen on

They are too cute! Congrats!

Kan on


Tizzy on

Congratulations to them!
I was thinking she was hiding a bump in a recent pic. My suspicions were true!