Lovely and talented actress Malin Akerman may not command A-list attention on any given day, but she’s Canadian and she just had a baby and those two entirely arbitrary details are enough to get me interested.
Us Weekly reports that the 34-year-old Canadian of Swedish descent popped out a beautiful baby boy on Tuesday night. The actress and her drummer husband, Roberto Zincone, are now the exceptionally proud parents of future hot person Sebastian Zincone.
“My husband and I welcomed our beautiful, healthy baby boy to this world this morning! Biggest joy of my life!!! #lovemykid,” she tweeted last night, perhaps within minutes of pushing a large life form out of her uterus. “PS and his name is…Sebastian Zincone )) Love him more than life itself!! ?#whatafeeling?”
It is happy news, so we’ll forgive her for the normally unforgivable use of hashtags. Seriously, tweeters: Just say no (to hashtags #nowandforever.)
But back to the issue at hand. For some strange reason there are always celebrities who seem to be pregnant for five minutes while others feel like they’re gestating a baby elephant, a mammal that remains in utero for nearly two years. See: Jessica Simpson.
I don’t know why this is. And let me stress that it has nothing to do with the size of the expectant belly or person attached to it. It may have something to do with media exposure and how early a celebrity announced she was expecting. Also, the more a pregnant star courts tabloid attention and appears every other day in paparazzi photos under some sort of heinous “bump watch” banner, the longer that nine months feels for the rest of us.
Malin is one of these forever-pregnant people. So it’s strange that she’s actually given birth, even though.. well, biology.
It’s also lovely. There’s nothing as exciting as becoming a first-time parent. Especially after you’ve been pregnant for nearly two years.