Nicole Kidman is pregnant

After weeks of denying rumors, Nicole Kidman has announced she is pregnant. This will be her first baby with husband Keith Urban. She has two adopted children with Tom Cruise. The Associated Press reports:

Nicole Kidman is pregnant, her publicist confirmed Monday. The 40-year-old actress and her husband country singer Keith Urban “are expecting a baby,” publicist Catherine Olim said in a brief statement. “The couple are thrilled,” Olim said.

This comes off the heels of an unconfirmed report from Page Six this morning that Nicole had dropped out of her next film to be extra careful about the pregnancy:

Page Six has heard from extremely well-placed sources that the Oscar-winning Aussie – who’s suffered miscarriages in the past – not only has a bun in the oven but is so concerned about the welfare of her unborn child that she’s taking a break from her film career and has dropped out of director Stephen Daldry’s post-World War II Germany drama “The Reader,” which she was supposed to start shooting this month.

Congratulations to Nicole and Keith. Now that she’s no longer married to Tom Cruise, I’m sure it’ll be nice for Nicole to no longer have to explain why Daddy has aliens inside of him that only a special Speedo-clad policeman with a moustache and boombox can get out. Though I hear Katie Holmes is making a children’s book out of it called “God, I Hate My Marriage Please Send Help! goes to the Circus.”

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