What a surprise! Anne Hathaway took to Instagram on Wednesday, July 24, to announce that she’s expecting baby No. 2 with husband Adam Shulman. The pregnant 36-year-old stunned fans with a mirror selfie showing off an already-huge baby bump, and she used the caption to get seriously honest about her struggles with fertility.
“It’s not for a movie … #2” she began, addressing her surprise bump. “All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love 💕.” What a class act!
The admission helps give context to Anne’s sensitivity about pregnancy speculation after gaining weight for a roll in 2018. In April of that year, she posted an Instagram with the caption, “I am gaining weight for a movie role and it is going well. To all the people who are going to fat shame me in the upcoming months, it’s not me, it’s you,” she wrote.
She later told Glamour, “I didn’t feel like dealing with the pregnancy rumors. I find it bizarre that there’s a storm to get ahead of, but I have a history of being shamed and humiliated, for a lot of different reasons.” Now knowing that she was battling infertility, we don’t blame her for doing everything in her power to avoid painful rumors.
Anne and Adam welcomed their first child, now-3-year-old Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman in 2016, four years after getting married. It didn’t take long for her entire perspective to change after becoming a mom.
“I remember the indescribable, and, as I understand it, pretty universal experience of holding my week-old son and feeling my priorities change on a cellular level,” she said in a speech at the United Nations for International Women’s Day in 2017, according to Vanity Fair. “I remember experiencing a shift in consciousness that gave me the ability to maintain my love of career and also cherish something else, someone else, so, so much more.” We can only imagine how baby No. 2 with amplify her love! Congratulations, you guys.