Thursday, 25 July 2013

Actress Penélope Cruz gave birth to baby girl on same day as Royal baby

It wasn't only royals celebrating on Monday as a great Spanish couple, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, welcomed the arrival of their second child on Monday.

The Academy Award-winning couple are celebrating a new addition to their family. Penélope Cruz gave birth to her baby daughter at Ruber International hospital in Madrid on the same day that the Duchess of Cambridge delivered her baby son.

Spanish publicist for 39-year-old Cruz, Javier Giner, said, "She's tremendously happy and very excited."

The new addition to the family is the second child of the celebrity couple. Bardem and Cruz already have a two-year-old son, named Leonardo, who was born in 2011.

As was the case when their son was born, the couple chose not to provide any more details about the newest member of their family. Naturally this low-key media experience is in stark contrast to that of the royal birth, as the UK's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also saw the arrival of their child on Monday. 

The news comes shortly after Cruz reportedly visited her younger sister, Monica, in a Madrid hospital, where Monica also gave birth to a baby girl.

Cruz married fellow Academy Award winner Bardem in 2010, and Leonardo, their first child was born in Los Angeles in 2011.

The couple are the only Spanish actors to have won Academy Awards, both in supporting roles. The couple first met on the set of a Spanish film in 1992. However, they only actually got together as a couple after starring in Woody Allen's 2008 comedy "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", which was based, naturally, in Barcelona.

Cruz was recently heard to say: "I want my son and my kids - if I have more - to grow up in a way that is as anonymous as possible. 

"The fact that his father and I have chosen to do the work we do doesn't give anybody the right to invade our privacy."

The pair will have joint supporting roles in the movie "The Counsellor," directed by Ridley Scott and scheduled for release later in the year. The movie has a great cast including Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. 

The teaser preview is included below: