Elisabeth Moss Is Pregnant With Her First Child
Blessed be the fruit, Elisabeth Moss is expecting her first baby. The Handmaid’s Tale star unveiled her baby bump during her Tuesday (January 30) appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Host Jimmy Kimmel jokingly asked if Moss was pregnant or “an incredibly committed method actor?” Moss replied laughing, “A little bit of both!” before adding that she has been “really lucky” through her pregnancy journey so far. She added, “It’s been going really well.” While promoting her upcoming limited series, The Veil, Kimmel gave the star advice on what to bring for her delivery day. Citing Bill Murray’s advice to his own wife, Kimmel suggests bringing Christmas lights or beads to hang, battery-powered candles, music, and a night light.
Who’s The Daddy?
The Mad Men alum, 41, remains very private about her personal life, so it’s not known who the father of her child is as well as her due date. Moss’ pregnancy comes over a decade after her divorce from Saturday Night Live alum, Fred Armisen, who she met in 2009 through her Mad Men co-star, Jon Hamm. The couple had a whirlwind romance and tied the knot one year after they got together. The marriage only lasted eight months, with their divorce finalized in May 2011. Two years after her divorce from Fred, Elisabeth began dating Adam Arkapaw, a cinematographer known for his work on HBO’s True Detective. The couple split in 2015.
Though her love life has been kept a secret, she has been open about her plans of motherhood. Back in 2018, the actress told Marie Claire UK that she likes the “idea of passing on what my mother passed on to me.” Being careful to state that motherhood is not for everybody, even for thinking that of herself, she was thinking it was at the time of her interview. She admitted, “I have no idea how I want to do it, though, or what the plan is.” A few years later, in 2022, Moss said she “definitely” wanted kids “because I’ve been very inspired by the kind of mother my mom is. She did a beautiful thing with me.” She joked that she will give her child to her mother to raise because “she’d do it very well!”