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Laura Linney Welcomes 1st Child At 49 — She Kept Pregnancy A Secret

Fri, January 17, 2014 9:03pm EDT by 6 Comments
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Surprise! Laura Linney and her husband, real estate agent Marc Schauer, welcomed a baby boy on Jan. 8, after the 49-year-old actress kept the news of her pregnancy under wraps for nine long months!

The Big C star Laura Linney sure knows how to keep a secret! We were totally shocked to learn on Jan. 17 that the acclaimed actress had secretly given birth to a baby boy, whom she named Bennett Armistead Schauer. Bennett is the first child for both Laura and her husband of four years, Marc Schauer.

Laura Linney Baby Born — Actress Welcomes Boy After Keeping Pregnancy Secret

We haven’t seen Laura since her appearance at Women in Film’s 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles in June, 2013, and now we know why! Laura clearly wanted to keep her pregnancy a family affair, but now the cat — or should we say baby — is out of the bag.

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“Mother and baby are happy and healthy,” Laura’s rep tells in a statement.

We’re so glad to hear it! We’re sure Laura will be an excellent mom, and we can’t wait to see pics of little baby Bennett!

Laura Linney & Husband Marc Schauer Tie The Knot

Laura and Marc, who’s from Telluride, Col., became engaged in 2007 and married in 2009. “They are very happy,” her rep said at the time of their engagement.

And now with the arrival of Bennett, the couple must be happier than ever!

So what do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you like the name Bennett Armistead? Let us know!

— Tierney McAfee

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