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Huge congrats are in order for actress Laura Linney, who just gave birth to her first son. Didn’t know she was even pregnant? Yeah, neither did anyone else.

The 49-year-old actress managed to keep her pregnancy a secret for an entire nine months, a feat many celebrities before her have tried, but few have truly been successful at.

Laura’s son is named Bennett Armistead Schauer. People reports that her little boy was born on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Bennett is the first child for Laura and husband Marc Schauer, who got engaged in 2007 and married in 2009.

The fact that Laura managed to fly under the radar for nine months still astounds us. Just last month, a few rumors surfaced saying that the actress might be with child. But pregancy rumors are a dime a dozen, and the story never really took off.

Part of what may have helped keep a lid on Laura’s secret? The actress hasn’t appeared at a red carpet event since way back in June, when she was still only in the beginning stages of her pregnancy. If there are no photos of your baby bump, then it can’t possibly exist... right? That’s definitely one way to go about it. And in Laura’s case, her plan to fly under the radar totally worked!

Source: People


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