Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach Welcomed Their First Child Together

A congratulations is in order. Oscar-nominated filmmakers Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have welcomed first child together. On Wednesday, E! News reported the couple was reportedly seen pushing a stroller around Manhattan earlier this week. Gerwig and Baumbach’s reps confirmed the reports to Bustle. This is Gerwig’s first child. Baumbach has a son with his ex-wife, Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Now, if you’re wondering, "Wait just a second, did we know they were going to have a baby this whole time? Have I actually been stuck under a WiFi-less rock this whole time without even knowing it?" do not fret. No, you have not been under a rock, and no, we did not know they were going to have a baby this whole time. Until Wednesday, the Lady Bird director and The Meyerowitz Stories director have kept this news under wraps.

E! News’s source said,

A source told Us Weekly that the baby is a boy.

Gerwig and Baumbach first met when she was in his 2010 movie Greenberg, and they started dating in 2011. The two co-wrote Frances Ha and Mistress America, both of which star Gerwig and were directed by Baumbach. Working alongside your significant other may not be everyone’s jam, but it clearly is Gerwig and Baumbach’s jam. In a 2013 interview with The Globe and Mail, Gerwig said,

In 2018, she told the Guardian, "I hope Noah and I will write another movie together because it’s really, really fun.” Both Gerwig and Baumbach have been keeping pretty busy since their last collaboration. Gerwig not only wrote and directed Lady Bird and forthcoming adaptation of Little Women, but has taken on roles in films such as Jackie, 20th Century Women, and Isle of Dogs. Baumbach co-directed a documentary about Brian de Palma, wrote and directed Netflix original movie The Meyerowitz Stories, and has an untitled Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver movie in the works.

What an exciting time for Gerwig, Baumbach, and their growing family.

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