Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are expecting their first child together, a source exclusively confirmed to Page Six.
The very private pair have been keeping a low profile during the pandemic and have been quarantining at their home in Los Angeles. The source tells us that Mara, who has recently been spotted wearing baggy clothes to cover her bump, may be as far as six months along in her pregnancy.
Meanwhile, reps for both Mara, 35, and Phoenix, 45, have refused to respond to numerous requests for comment from Page Six.
The couple originally met on the set of Spike Jonze film the film “Her,” but did not begin dating until they were reunited on the set of the film “Mary Magdalene.” Page Six exclusively revealed when he was playing Jesus and she starred as Mary Magdalene in the 2018 movie. They moved in together to a home in the Hollywood Hills.
Phoenix admitted to Vanity Fair in October 2019 that he was initially convinced that Mara “despised” him. Eventually, he realized that the “Carol” star was interested in him but was too shy to express it.
“She’s the only girl I ever looked up on the internet,” Phoenix explained. “We were just friends, email friends. I’d never done that. Never looked up a girl online.”
In July 2019, Mara became engaged to “The Joker” star Phoenix. Rumors of their potential engagement had swirled for months when Rooney was spotted numerous times wearing an engagement ring.
Phoenix and Mara have been spotted out and about in Los Angeles, where she was seen visiting her sister Kate Mara, and the couple was also seen stopping at a gas station.
While Hollywood remains on lockdown, Disney has just halted Mara’s latest film, “Nightmare Alley.” The remake of the 1947 classic, directed by Guillermo del Toro, joins a slew of Disney’s other live-action films which have had their productions paused. A rep for the Walt Disney Co. confirmed that they will “continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”
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