Congratulations are in order for Carey Mulligan, who is excitingly expanding her family. The 37-year-old actress just announced that she is expecting her third baby with husband Marcus Munford, according to a representative for the star.
The two-time Oscar nominee and Mumford & Sons frontman husband are already parents to daughter Evelyn Grace, 7, and son Wilfred, 5. The star was seen out on Friday night at the AFI Awards where her film She Said was honored as one of the best of the year. For her performance, she was nominated for a 2023 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in Motion Picture.
Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan
Mumford & Mulligan were quick when it came to tying the knot, after just 5 months of dating, becoming engaged in August 2011. A couple then got married on a farm in Somerset England, with approximately 200 guests in attendance, including friends such as Colin Firth, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Sienna Miller in April 2012.
The couple went on to welcome their first daughter on September 15th, 2015, and later their son in August 2017. At the time of her daughter’s birth, the actress had joked that one of the biggest lessons she learned while becoming a mom included wearing “no makeup, no piercings, no tattoos.”
Speaking with Harper’s Bazaar UK back in 2021, the actress described the challenges of raising two children while working. “The reality of my life now is that I have two kids under the age of five,” she said, “and I’m lucky if I can learn my lines and show up.”
Speaking again about being a working actress with children, she told Vanity Fair, “When they’re tiny, they are sort of portable. Now mine are getting a bit older, it will become clearer what is and isn’t possible for us,” she stated. “But I think in terms of the work, I feel a lot more relaxed. It’s that old cliché—the acting you do for free and everything else is what you get paid for.”
She Said Trailer
“I’m so lucky, we’re both so lucky that at the moment we get to do jobs because we want to do them, not because we have to. And that’s such a luxury in life and in the world to be able to do that,” she continued.
Last year, Mulligan spoke with people about her role in the film She Said, where she opened up about her own experience coping with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter. In the film, she plays New York Times investigative reporter Meghan Twohey, who along with journalist Jodi Kantor, Played by Zoe Kazan, published Harvey Weinstein’s investigation in 2017 that would go on to birth the #MeToo movement.
When Twohey decided to look up the investigation with Kanot, she was on maternity leave and coping with postpartum depression. Mulligan went on to tell People, “One of the parts of the script that hit me initially the most was Megan’s experience with postnatal depression. I had a very similar experience with my first child seven years ago, and felt very alone, and very scared, and also very confused by the whole experience.”