Claire Danes Is Pregnant, Expecting Second Child With Hugh Dancy

Claire Danes is pregnant and expecting her second child with her husband, Hugh Dancy, the actress revealed on Howard Stern‘s SiriusXM show on Wednesday, April 18.

“I am pregnant. I’m seriously prego … I’m deep into my second trimester,” the Homeland actress, 39, revealed on the show, but did say she’s keeping the gender private.


Danes and the Path actor, 42, met on the set of the 2006 drama Evening and tied the knot in 2009. They welcomed son Cyrus, now 5, in December 2012.

The Family Stone star opened up about motherhood in the February 2013 issue of Elle. “I’ve always wanted to have kids, but I’m glad I didn’t until now. When I was thinking about [working and being a mother] originally, I was really nervous about it,” she said at the time. “I think I would make a lousy stay-at-home mom. It just wouldn’t suit me. I feel so fortunate, in that I’ve had this arrow-straight focus that I wanted to act.”

Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes attend the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes attend the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Danes gushed about her British beau, too. “Hugh was just the right partner for me. I got very, very lucky,” she said. “There’s only so much credit you can take when it just sort of works, you know? And obviously we work hard at maintaining our relationship — that is central to both our lives — but at the same time, it’s just this kind of ease that I can’t really account for.”

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