Celebrity Baby Blog / Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley Reveals Daughter’s Name, Calls Motherhood a ‘Primal Love’

08/11/2015 at 01:15 PM ET

Three months after delivering a daughter, Keira Knightley has revealed her baby girl’s name: Edie.

The Imitation Game actress, 30, who had initially kept mum about motherhood following the baby’s birth in May, opened up to Elle for its 30th anniversary issue about the wonder of the mother-baby bond.

“The love thing is astonishing,” she tells the magazine. “It’s a very primal, primal love. That’s quite extraordinary.”

She also reveals that giving birth had an unexpected bonus: It finally allowed her a self-confidence boost.

“I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, ‘Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever.’ You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, ‘Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I’m never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is f—ing extraordinary.’ ”

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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.

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Keira Knightley! Hilaria Baldwin! The Oscar Night’s Best Baby Bumps

02/23/2015 at 05:30 PM ET

Sure, there were the wine-colored lips and the casual ponytails and even the matchy-matchy dress code.

But one of the best looks during Sunday night’s Oscars was all the baby bumps both on the red carpet (Keira Knightley! Sophie Hunter!) and during the after parties (Isla FisherLisa Osbourne!).

And from Knightley’s floor-length ensemble to Hilaria Baldwin and Molly Sims‘s fitted frocks, the evening was all about moms-to-be showing off their burgeoning bellies.

Sticking to her maternity mantra of loose-fitted clothing, the Imitation Game actress first stepped out on the red carpet in a flirty floral Valentino Couture gown, that kept her belly mostly under wraps while posing for photos with husband James Righton.

But, much to our delight, Knightley, 29, later slipped into another Valentino dress, featuring an empire waist that gave everyone a good peek at her growing midsection during the Vanity Fair afterparty.

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Keira Knightley: Why the Thought of Having a Boy Is ‘Terrifying’

02/17/2015 at 10:15 AM ET

If Keira Knightley ends up having a boy, she’s going to be extra careful when changing his diapers.

“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 … I never knew that before, so it was terrifying,” the pregnant Oscar nominee says in an appearance Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“That doesn’t seem fun,” Ellen DeGeneres replies.

“No,” says the actress, 29. “And apparently they roll as well, so you have to try to stop them while you’re trying to grab something else in order to stop them peeing in your face. So that sounds quite interesting.”

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Keira Knightley: My ‘Waist Has Disappeared’

01/25/2015 at 07:30 PM ET

Pretty in purple!

Mom-to-be Keira Knightley kept her bump under wraps in an Erdem gown while on the red carpet at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The actress, who is expecting her first child with husband James Righton, has been opting for flowing frocks during this year’s awards season — and it paid off!

“It’s boiling out here,” she told E! News. “It just means you’re not going to wear anything tight. Some people do wear tight things … I don’t want to go for that. It’s all just quite loose.”

Knightley, who joked her “waist has disappeared,” added, “I’m quite comfortable. The shoes are quite high — they may come off later! I can [say], ‘Well, I’m pregnant so my shoes have to come off,’ and nobody is allowed to say anything so that is nice.”

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Keira Knightley Goes Glam at Critics’ Choice Awards

01/15/2015 at 09:00 PM ET

When it comes to her pregnancy style, Keira Knightley isn’t playing games.

The mom-to-be stepped out in a glamorous floor-length gown featuring a Peter Pan collar and a long sheer train while attending Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, held at the Hollywood Palladium.

Knightley, 29, is expecting her first child with her husband, musician James Righton — and already has a few tricks to get herself through awards season.

“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 at the Golden Globes.

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Keira Knightley Will Be ‘Very Sober’ During Golden Globes

01/11/2015 at 07:30 PM ET

Actress Keira Knightley won big before Sunday’s Golden Globes even began when she stepped out on the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Wearing a Chanel gown, the mom-to-be told E!‘s Ryan Seacrest that her bibbed gown was a group effort.

“Apparently it took 30 people to make this in a week so I have to give a huge thank you to all 30 people,” she said. “It makes me really frightened — what if I spill something? It’s going to make me feel incredibly guilty so hopefully I won’t!”

But Knightley can rest easy: She won’t be staining her dress with any bubbly beverages. While talking to Entertainment Tonight, she joked it will be her first year being “very sober” at the awards due to her pregnancy. “I’ll remember everything tomorrow,” she said.

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