Rachel McAdams Opens Up About Secret Pregnancy

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams opened up about her 7-month-old son for the first time in an interview with The Sunday Times.

“It’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me, hands down,” McAdams said of her baby boy, as reported by ABC News. “[People say] your life is not your own anymore, but I had 39 years of me, I was sick of me, I was so happy to put the focus on some other person.”

McAdams was with her boyfriend, Jamie Linden, when spotted by Hollywood Pipeline reportedly heading out to lunch carrying the teeny tiny little one in their arms, and they were allegedly overheard gushing about their new son, saying what a ‘good sleeper’ he is and that ‘he’s a good baby.’ Oh our hearts just did a little skippy thing. E! News reported the pregnancy in February, noting Rachel had missed several events including her movie’s premiere, and that she hadn’t been seen on a red carpet since September.

“I waited a long time [for motherhood],” she added.

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She said she has no regrets about welcoming a baby, who she and boyfriend Jamie Linden welcomed in April, later in life. “It’s just how it happened,” she said. “And I didn’t want to do it before it was the right time.”

When it comes to raising her son, whose name has not been disclosed, in Hollywood, she said his life is going to be different than hers. “I want to keep his life private, even if mine isn’t,” she said.

McAdams joked about the toll motherhood has taken on her: “I have clothes on and that’s a good thing. I don’t even know what I’m wearing today. The shoes are held together with glue. Isn’t that sad? I need to get a life.” The interview marked the first time the Canadian actress spoke about her pregnancy, which was also kept a secret until just months before she gave birth. In April, photos were published of her and Linden, who is a screenwriter, with Linden holding a baby boy.