Penelope Cruz confirms second pregnancy

After much speculation, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has confirmed that she is expecting a child for the second time with her Spanish actor husband Javier Bardem. The news was out around two weeks ago, but was confirmed on February 12, 2013.


Cruz’s publicist Javier Giner confirmed about the pregnancy, but refused to reveal more details such as the baby’s due date. Some  unconfirmed reports had brought to light  on February 1, 2013, the fact that Penelope’s could have been pregnant once again, but these were just rumors at the time.

In January 2013, Penelope’s look-alike sister Monica had announced that she was expecting her first child as well. She had then become pregnant through an anonymous donor. The 38-year-old actress gave birth to her first child, Leonardo in January 2011. Bardem and Penelope became a couple when they appeared together in Woody Allen’s 2008 movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which the actress had won an Oscar.

Before Bardem, the actress was dating actor Mathew McConaughey but the relationship lasted for about just a year. Cruz was earlier also in a relation with Tom Cruise after they appeared together in Vanilla Sky. This relationship came to an end in 2004.