Diane Kruger is one of those celebrities who keeps things close to the vest and when she became a mama, her desire for privacy grew understandably stronger.
For a while there, Diane didn’t let anyone know she and The Walking Dead boyfriend Norman Reedus were expecting, nor that she had even had the baby. Mind you, the couple never confirmed the news and just went about their business, and their daughter was born last November. Since then, both Kruger and Reedus have posted the odd thing about their baby (whose name we don’t know, nor will we for a while, presumably), but they never, ever show their daughter’s face. The back of her head, the odd limb, but that’s about it.
And that’s likely because of the measures they had to go shortly after their daughter was born. The Bridge actress took to Instagram to reveal that photos of herself with her baby were leaked without her permission and she wanted to put an end to that, thank you very much. “Dear fans, dear non fans, dear paparazzi and anyone with a conscience,” she began her January post, and went on to explain that she was tagged in paparazzi photos of her and her daughter. She continued, and speaking for Reedus as well, kindly asked that people not repost these pictures and asked those who had shared the pics, to please delete them. “Please put yourself in our shoes. We are just like any parent wanting the very best for our child. Thank you for your support.”
Turns out, Kruger is just like everyone other parent in another way: gushing about her little bundle of joy on social media. In Kruger’s most recent post, rather than a selfie, a poster for a movie she’s promoting, or a cause she is fighting for, Diane surprised us all with a pic of her beau and their baby girl. Just because.
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The family of three appear to be out for a walk and, with baby on dad’s shoulders, it might be the sweetest pic on her timeline. And her caption, “Everything I’ll ever need,” is, well, everything.
Perhaps being a new mom has given Kruger a fresh outlook on things because over the last several months, she’s been a little more open when it comes to talking about her baby. The actress was on Live with Kelly and Ryan last month and while she wasn’t exactly sharing personal pics with the hosts and their audience, she did reveal that her Paris-loving daughter is “so big” and “teething so the nights can be hard for her because she’s drooling all over.”
In January, Kruger opened up about waiting to have a baby until later in life, telling Porter, “I didn’t think I wanted children for a long time. I was too selfish. But by the time I got to about 35, I thought, yes, I probably do want one. But then you have to wait for the right person to come along.”
Kruger dated Joshua Jackson for 10 years and after they split in 2016, she moved on with Reedus shortly after. Diane and Norman’s daughter is their first together; Reedus is also dad to 19-year-old son, Mingus, with ex Helena Christensen.