Laura Linney's Secret Pregnancy Revealed

The actress gave birth to her first child at the age of 49.
3:00 | 01/21/14

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surprise from laura Linney revealing that she gave birth to her first child earlier this month at the age of 49. Remarkably her pregnant never became public. I don't think you can pull that off in our line of work. This is a little concentrated weight gain. When you likely have splaining to do which is right around the time Linney stopped making public appearances. Her down time was to get ready to deliver. For laughs and cry out loud seasons sheaf the no nonsense bomb battling terminal cancer on showtime's "The big C." You know the chemo is not a cure. Reporter: And now in an unexpected plot twist right out of Hollywood after nine months of keeping her latest role a secret 49-year-olds laura Linney has revealed she's now a mother in real life. Laura Linney gave birth to a very healthy baby boy on the 8th of January. Reporter: This is her first child with her husband of three years. Despite their life in the limelight for the entire term of her pregnancy Linney managed to keep it a secret, quite lite literally a case of mum's the word. Not many people knew she was pregnant but we do know that she's home now resting enjoying being a mother. Reporter: Linney was last photographed at a Hollywood event in June launching this figure-hiding jumper and no baby bump in sight. Laura Linney. Reporter: In September she took home an Emmy for best actress in a miniseries. Laura couldn't be here tonight. She's such a great actress that she didn't need to show up. Reporter: Just shy of 50 she jeans a growing list of a-list moms who all sported baby bumps later in life from Salma Hayek to Halle berry and Kelly Preston. Is it possible today to get prig at 49 and to carry a pregnancy? Absolutely and whether that's the rare event using your own eggs or whether that's through ivf, we're definitely seeing more and more of it today. Dr. Ashton also says biologically we're really meant to reproduce in our early 20s, not in our late 40s but that doesn't mean there can't be exceptions and certainly doesn't mean there can't be women in their late 40s who can have very healthy babies. Lynn think's rep tells ABC news mother and baby are happy and healthy. So we are so happy for her. That is good news. How are you doing? I'm doing well. But now I know this is a disappearing act. Go away, come back, have the baby. No. Don't even think of that. We would know. Thank you for bringing that

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