Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig welcome their first child together

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig welcome their first child together
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Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz have welcomed their first child together into their family. Weisz has given birth to a healthy baby girl and the couple has reportedly told friends that they are "very happy" to announce the birth of their daughter. 50-year-old Craig had been friends with the Oscar-winning 48-year-old Rachel for many years, and the pair worked together on the movie 'Dream House.' They began dating in December 2010 and subsequently tied the knot in June 2011 in a private ceremony with just four guests in attendance.

Weisz and Craig have welcomed a baby girl into the family (Source: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

While they both have children from previous relationships — Craig has a 26-year-old daughter Ella from his two-year marriage to ex-wife Fiona Loudon and Weisz shares a 12-year-old son Henry with director Darren Aronofsky — they did not have a child from their marriage. Weisz announced that they were expecting in an interview with New York Times this past April, revealing her baby bump. "I'll be showing soon," she had said. "Daniel and I are so happy. We're going to have a little human. We can't wait to meet him, or her. It's all such a mystery."


The couple, who is notoriously private and shies away from the cameras, has laid low since the announcement and were last seen together on the red carpet in April. Weisz, however, was snapped last month in New York City where's she had been preparing for the birth with the 'James Bond' star.

The actress also expressed how she may want to raise her child in the UK in Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show.' When host Colbert asked her whether their baby was going to be raised as American or British, she cheekily responded, "I suppose it will have to be bilingual!"

Weisz announced her pregnancy in an interview with the New York Times in April (Source:  Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Before today's development, both Craig and Weisz had kept the details of their pregnancy a closely guarded secret and had not revealed either the due date or the gender of their child. It was consistent with both of their natures, with neither interested in pushing their so-called brand and never boasting of accounts on any social media site, whether it's Twitter, or Facebook, or Instagram.


But the baby will not be the only thing consuming Weisz's life in the coming months. The NYT reports that she has been optioning novels and has six movies focusing on women in the works, one of which is a 'Paper Moon'-style comedy set in wartime England called 'Crooked Heart,' based on a book by Lissa Evans. She is also planning to produce and star in a movie about Dr. James Barry, a woman in 19th-century Cape Town who disguised herself as a man to become a doctor.

As for Craig, he will be reprising his role as James Bond for the fifth and possibly the last time in Danny Boyle's upcoming 'Bond 25.' Filming is currently slated to begin in December.


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